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How to do Adaptive Management in 15 easy steps – from a top new toolkit – FP2PGreen, D. - 2021, April 21 - From Poverty to Power
A top Toolkit on Adaptive Management. But is that a good idea? – FP2PGreen, D. - 2021, April 20 - From Poverty to Power
Implementing adaptive management: A front-line effort — Is there an emerging practice? (Working Paper)Teskey, G., & Tyrrel, L. - 2021 - Abt Associates
Among the many principles that currently inform donor-funded development initiatives, three appear to stand out: they should be politically informed, locally led, and adaptive. There is as yet little practical guidance for aid implementers regarding how to operationalise these approaches. What will it take to shift practice away from linear and planned approaches, towards models which foster local leadership and which engage with emergent and complex systems? This paper suggests that the...
A Guide to Assessing the Political Economy of Domestic Climate Change Governance [Working Paper]Worker, J., & Palmer, N. - 2021 - World Resources Institute
This paper discusses how understanding the domestic political economy of climate governance is critical for developing informed strategies to build and sustain political ambition. It provides guidance and a methodology for domestic stakeholders to determine the types of institutional reforms, incentives, coalitions, and policy design that can entrench long-term political support for climate ambition. The assessment can also help users identify political barriers to more equitable climate...
LearnAdapt: a synthesis of our work on adaptive programming with DFID/FCDO (2017–2020) (Briefing Note)Laws, E., Pett, J., Proud, E., & Rocha Menocal, A. - 2021 - ODI
Key takeaways. • Development is not linear or straightforward, but rather complex, uncertain and context-specific. This calls for international development actors to work differently, in ways that are based on deliberate experimentation, learning and adaptation, to inform decisions and drive effective development. • Although it might go by different names, adaptive programming has been used in a variety of areas and fields in both the public and private sectors. Development practitioners...
Value for money and adaptive programming - Approaches, measures and management [Working Paper]Laws, E., & Valters, C. - 2021 - ODI
- The United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)’s standard economy, efficiency, effectiveness/cost-effectiveness and equity (4E) framework is still relevant for approaching, measuring and managing value for money (VfM) for adaptive programmes. • However, this framework needs to be reframed to capture and incentivise flexibility, learning and adaptation. • VfM appraisal and reporting should be done in a way that draws on beneficiary feedback and informs good...
International aid must use different approaches to address the massive systemic problems it seeks to solve.
Triple loop learning
Co-Creating Digital Public ServicesJarke, J. - 2021 - In J. Jarke (Ed.), Co-creating Digital Public Services for an Ageing Society: Evidence for User-centric Design (pp. 15–52) - Springer International Publishing
This chapter reviews key literature and concepts relating to the co-creation of digital public services. For this task, it is firstly important to consider what kind of digital public services may be suitable for co-creation. In order to do so, the first section of this chapter defines what a digital public service is (e.g. with respect to different types of service providers, different types of services and service delivery) and considers what kind of digital public services allow for...
Co-creating Digital Public Services for an Ageing Society: Evidence for User-centric DesignJarke, J. - 2021 - Springer International Publishing
This open access book attends to the co-creation of digital public services for ageing societies. Increasingly public services are provided in digital form; their uptake however remains well below expectations. In particular, amongst older adults the need for public services is high, while at the same time the uptake of digital services is lower than the population average. One of the reasons is that many digital public services (or e-services) do not respond well to the life worlds, use...
Don’t Build It: A Guide For Practitioners In Civic Tech / Tech For DevelopmentJordan, L. - 2021 - Grassroot and MIT Governance Lab
If you just remember these... If you can avoid building it, don’t build it; if you have to build it, hire a CTO, ship early, and mature long; and no matter what, draw on a trusted crew, build lean and fast, and get close to and build with your users as soon as possible. --- This guide aims to help you avoid bad projects, structure the team right, ship and learn quicker, and mature longer. The guide starts with project selection, including why the best project to select is no project at...
Online Learning and collaborative platform for systems thinking and systems changeSI - 2021 - Systems Innovation
Managing complexity (and chaos) in times of crisis. A field guide for decision makers inspired by the Cynefin framework (No. JRC123629)Snowden, D., & Rancati, A. - 2021 - Publications Office of the European Union
This field guide helps to navigate crises using the Cynefin framework as a compass. It proposes a four-stage approach through which we can: - assess the type of crisis and initiate a response; - adapt to the new pace and start building sensing networks to inform decisions; - repurpose existing structures and working methods to generate radical innovation; - transcend the crisis, formalise lessons learnt and increase resilience. The guide stresses the importance of setting and managing...
What have we learned about learning? Unpacking the relationship between knowledge and organisational change in development agencies (Discussion Paper No. 9/2021)Yanguas, P. - 2021 - DIE - Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik
Development cooperation has spent decades wrangling over the merits, evidence, and implications of what we may term “the learning hypothesis”: the idea that increased knowledge by development organisations must logically lead to increased effectiveness in the performance of their development activities. Organisations of all stripes have built research and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) departments, adopted a multitude of knowledge management systems and tools, and tinkered with...
Risk navigation for Thinking and Working Politically: The work and disappearance of Sombath SomphoneSims, K. - 2020 - Development Policy Review, dpr.12527
Abstract Motivation On December 15, 2012 Sombath Somphone was abducted at a police checkpoint in his home city of Vientiane, the capital of Laos; his whereabouts remain unknown. This article considers his work and disappearance through the lens of Thinking and Working Politically (TWP) approaches to development. The article is supportive of TWP, but emphasizes the significant risks of politicized programming in authoritarian contexts. Purpose By examining the case of Sombath Somphone, the...
Instituciones que aprenden - Informe para la XXVII Cumbre Iberoamericana de Jefes y Jefas de Estado y de GobiernoOliván Cortés, R. - 2020 - XXVII Cumbre Iberoamericana
La pandemia de la Covid-19 ha brotado súbitamente en un momento de transición para las instituciones y organizaciones sociales de medio mundo. Cuando aún no se había superado la crisis de confianza de la última década entre los ciudadanos y los gobiernos, en un momento de gran impulso de las iniciativas de gobierno abierto, planes de innovación y transformación digital, para hacer más democráticas y eficientes las administraciones a través de programas políticos encaminados a configurar un...
Instituições que aprendem - Relatório para a XXVII Cimeira Ibero-Americana de Chefes de Estado e de GovernoOliván Cortés, R. - 2020 - XXVII Cimeira Ibero-Americana
A pandemia da Covid-19 surgiu de súbito num momento de transição para as instituições e organizações sociais de meio mundo. Antes ainda de se ter ultrapassado a crise de confiança da última década entre os cidadãos e os governos, num momento de grande impulso das iniciativas de governo aberto e de planos de inovação e transformação digital para tornar mais democráticas e eficientes as administrações através de programas políticos encaminhados para configurar um novo contrato social, verde e...
Discussing Adaptive Approaches for Development ProgrammesPett, J. - 2020, November 2 - Medium - LearnAdapt
What can adaptive approaches from other sectors teach development practitioners about dealing with uncertainty?
There are many definitions of the term ‘transformation’ or ‘transformational change’. The first section of the report develops a basic understanding of transformations or transitions (used synonymously) viewed from various perspectives. In this, transformations are defined as processes that use disruptive innovations to change systems into fundamentally new systems that subsequently form the new mainstream. Section two describes existing approaches to environmental and climate finance in...
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