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Assessing Impact in Dynamic and Complex Environments: Systemic Action Research and Participatory Systemic Inquiry (CDI Practice Paper)Burns, D. - 2014 - IDS
This CDI Practice Paper is about the uses of Systemic Action Research (SAR) and Participatory Systemic Inquiry (PSI) for impact assessment (Burns 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013; Wadsworth 2001, 2010).
Systemic action research: Changing system dynamics to support sustainable changeBurns, D. - 2014 - Action Research, 12(1), 3–18
This article explores the characteristics of systemic action research. It looks at the conceptual underpinnings of systemic action research and explores some of the ways in which it differs from (builds on) other forms of action research. It then explores some of the issues and dilemmas faced by systemic action researchers.
Navigating Complexity in International Development: Facilitating Sustainable Change at ScaleBurns, D., & Worsley, S. - 2015 - Practical Action Publishing
Governments and organizations invest huge sums of money in development interventions to explicitly address poverty and its root causes. However, a high proportion of these do not work. This is because interventions are grounded in flawed assumptions about how change happens -- change is rarely linear, yet development interventions are almost entirely based on linear planning models. Change is also characterized by unintended consequences, which are not predictable by planners and by power...
Reframing, refining, and reconceptualising the worst forms of child labour through participatory adaptive programmingApgar, M., & Burns, D. - 2021 - Journal of Modern Slavery, 6(4)
This article explores the potential of using participatory action research as an adaptive programming modality to drive learning and innovation to tackle the drivers of (and seek to eliminate) the Worst Forms of Child Labour. We draw on our experience from early phases of implementation of a large-scale action research programme, which despite the constraints covid-19 posed in moving to full implementation and participatory engagement with children and other stakeholders on the ground, is...
Designing a Participatory Programme at Scale: Phases 1 and 2 of the CLARISSA Programme on Worst Forms of Child Labour (No. 7; CLARISSA Working Paper)Burns, D., Apgar, M., & Raw, A. - 2021 - Institute of Development Studies
CLARISSA (Child Labour: Action-Research-Innovation in South and South-Eastern Asia) is a large-scale Participatory Action Research programme which aims to identify, evidence, and promote effective multi-stakeholder action to tackle the drivers of the worst forms of child labour in selected supply chains in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Myanmar. CLARISSA places a particular focus on participants’ own ‘agency’. In other words, participants’ ability to understand the situation they face, and to...
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