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Troubles on the way: An analysis of the challenges faced by multi-stakeholder platforms (South Africa & Bolivia)

Author: Nicolas Faysse
Publication Date: 2006

Using two cases from South Africa and Bolivia, both in regards to water resource management, this paper analyses Multi-Stakeholder Platforms (MSP’s) as a means of resolving conflicts around natural resource management in both developing countries and on a global level. In examining why MSP’s have been and continue to be viewed in an often unfavourable context, the author identifies  and discusses five principal issues:

Multi-stakeholder processes, service delivery and state institutions: Experiences from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories

Author: Working Group on Multi-Stakholder Processes, Service Delivery and State Institutions
Publication date: 2011

To foster research in fragile states, the Working Group on Multi-Stakholder Processes, Service Delivery and State Institutions was initiated in The Netherlands to respond to the need for more evidence on how cooperation between public and civil society actors and institutional legitimacy can improve service delivery and thereby contribute to the legitimacy and effectiveness of state institutions.

Multistakeholder Partnerships and Digital Technologies for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: 3 case studies

Author: Omar Dengo Foundation
Publication date: 2007

This publication presents three case studies about digital technologies for development, involving multi stakeholder processes. All case studies have been analysed with the same methodology to reveal information about

- the activity of the multi stakeholder partnership
- the partners (motivations, obstacles, contributions, decision making mechanisms, conflict management,...)
- role of digital technologies
- outcomes and lessons learned

Sinima Sinima: MSPs in action (Trailer)

MOOV-ON has produced a docudrama Sinima sinima (our vision of the future) that depicts the conflict, the stages of development of the multi-stakeholder platforms and the resulting technical, organizational and institutional innovations.
Sinima Sinima: MSPs in action (Trailer) door moovon

An MSP Approach to Research - ‘Partners in Peace’

Author: Mathijs van Leeuwen, Disaster Studies, Wageningen UR 

In 2002 researchers Thea Hilhorst and Mathijs van Leeuwen of Disaster Studies, Wageningen UR contacted Dutch co-financing agency Cordaid to start an interactive research on peacebuilding. Desk officers responsible for the integration of the peacebuilding theme in the work of Cordaid had an interest to learn together and create research outcomes that could be used in practice by the local partners. Over the course of time, several of Cordaid’s partners became also partners in the research.

Practice of Integrated Rural Development (PRIDE)

Involved Organisations:

  • Institute for Regional Planning and Urbanism (VÁTI)
  • Centre for Regional Studies, Central and Northern Hungarian Research Institute (RKK/CRS)
  • Government Service for Land and Water Management (DLG)
  • International Agricultural Centre (IAC)

Regional Dialogue Forum: Frankfurt Airport

Authors: Dr. Hans-Peter Meister and Christopher Gohl

Airports are where globalization comes home – with good economic and bad environmental and health effects. These effects need to be balanced. Just how this could be done in concrete terms, was subject of a Regional Dialogue Forum (RDF) at Airport Frankfurt in the state of Hesse in Germany.

Oilseed Case study – MSP UGANDA

Country – Uganda
Intervention – Multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs)
Period – January - June 2008
Organizations involved –

Mukwano Industries, UOSPA (Uganda Oil Seeds Producers & Processors Association), VEDCO (Volunteer Efforts for Development Concerns), VODP (Vegetable Oil Development Program), UNFEE (Uganda National Farmers Federation) UIRI (Uganda Industrial Research Institute), USAID –APEP (Agricultural Productivity Enhancement Program), Wageningen University and Re

Multi-stakeholder Scenario Planning for Value Chain Development Programming

Vredeseilanden and the value chain approach to development

Vredeseilanden is an independent, pluralistic NGO for development co-operation. It supports projects and programmes of partner organizations related to sustainable agriculture in 14 countries.

Sustainable Forestry Management in Nepal: Terai Forests

Problem statement

Millions of people depend for their livelihoods on the Terai forests in the southern plains of Nepal, which are also an important source of national income. These forests are rapidly disappearing.

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If you have an interesting MSP case study to share, please send it to herman.brouwer@wur.nl.