At the core of our approach to MSP’s, is a set of principles which we argue need to be considered in order to make MSPs capable of effecting transformative change.
Transformative change implies change which shifts paradigms, worldviews and theories of change rather than simply finding new ways of doing things within existing, often problematic paradigms.
- Rural advisory services: What works? A synthesis on innovative approaches for benefiting and empowering farmers
- Forgiveness: unveiling an asset for peacebuilding
- Who’s asking? Interviewer coethnicity effects in African survey data
- Deliberate disengagement: How education decreases political participation in electoral authoritarian regimes
- On the primacy of weak public service provision in rural Africa: Malians redefine ‘state breakdown’ amidst 2012 political crisis
- Overcoming the Limits of Institutional Reform in Uganda
- Rethinking spatial inequalities in development: the primacy of politics and power relations
Tools & Methods
This is a reflection method we use in various courses of CDI. In this 3 min video you will get an illustration of the ‘Reflection Cards’ method facilitated by Femke Gordijn in the ‘Market Access for Sustainable Development’ course 2013
Balancing state and community participation in development partnership projects: emerging evidence from Indian SDPS in Nepal
Authors: Chaturvedi, S., ; Kumar, S. & Mendiratta, S.
Publication date: 2013, RIS discussion paper 183
In this paper, the authors evaluate the impact and potential of the development programmes known as Small Development Projects (SDPs), introduced by India as part of its development cooperation portfolio in Nepal.
This course covers state-of-the-art thinking about designing and facilitating MSPs and institutional change. You will learn what MSPs are, why we need them, what their key elements are and how to design and facilitate them. Creating MSPs means finding innovative approaches to work together across boundaries of business, government and civil society. We will work highly interactive building on participant’s own experiences.
Authors: Acland, A. (Dialogue by Design)
Publication date: 2012
This handbook has a special focus on how to design engagement processes – for example, which method to use in different types of situation and how to keep track of stakeholder participation.