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Assessing Multi-stakeholder Processes (AMPS): Guidance & Tools from an Access to Medicines Project

Authors: Kate Hawkins and Gavin Stedman-Bryce

The Institute of Development Studies has developed this document for the Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA), who are a collaborative network of governments, private sector bodies and civil society organisations from seven countries around the world. Their principle aim is to increase access and affordability of good quality medicines for the world’s poorest people.

This self-directed learning guide is primarily for those involved in planning and assessing the quality of multi-stakeholder partnerships. The guide was created from a MeTA baseline assessment methodology, itself based on and adapted from the Rapid Appraisal of Agricultural Knowledge Systems (RAAKS). The guide provides a comprehensive outline of workshop methodologies and tools designed to assist in understanding:

  • The systems your organisation is working within
  • How varying actors communicate and organise themselves
  • What separate stakeholders  want to achieve from the multi-stakeholder process
  • What the process does and does not achieve

Tools provided in this guide book include PowerPoint slides, actor identification and objective analysis tools, questionnaires, problem and objective tree analyses and hand-outs.