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MSP Tool Guide

The official companion to the MSP Guide, containing 60 tools to facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships, is now available.

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GPPAC: Multi-Stakeholder Processes for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding: A Manual

Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict: This manual explores the viability, options and experiences of multistakeholder processes from the perspective of civil society organisations (CSOs) working to prevent conflict and build peace.

Building Partnerships for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security: A Guide to Country-Led Action

This guide has been developed in response to the growing demand for new models of multistakeholder collaboration to achieve food security, sustainable development and other global goals outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Political economy analysis: Topic Guide

This topic guide provides pointers to some of the key literature on political economy analysis and evidence of its impact on aid effectiveness in different contexts. It includes examples of analyses at country, sector and programme level. 

Shaping behaviour: How institutions evolve

Development is about transforming institutions – the cultural values, legal frameworks, informal arrangements, market mechanisms and political processes that perpetuate inequality, overlook market externalities and constrain economic progress. If aid is failing, as some argue, it has much to do with agencies misunderstanding institutions and how they change.

Author: Jim Woodhill

Publication date: October 2008

Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System

"How do we change the structure of systems to produce more of what we want and less of that which is undesirable?" Donella Meadows’ Leverage Points is a classic reference for those seeking to implement change.

Building Ecosystems for Systems Change

How do we collaborate to create ecosystems that support innovation for systems change?

Systems Thinking: An introduction for Oxfam programme staff

Development organizations frequently face and overcome challenges in programme delivery. But what happens when the proposed solutions fail? How can organizations adapt to changing conditions and ensure the benefits of programmes are shared as widely as possible?

ILAC Brief 26: Making causal claims

Author: John Mayne
Publication date: 2012

An ongoing challenge in evaluation is the need to make credible causal claims linking observed results to the actions of interventions. This ILAC Brief argues the need for a different perspective on causality, where interventions are seen as contributory causes to certain results.

Making causal claims workshop 2013

Author: Mayne, J.
Publication date: 2013

This powerpoint presentation on causal contribution was part of the Workshop on Impact, Learning and Innovation, held at the Institute of Development Studies, March 2013. The presentation focuses on intervention causality and draws attention to the notion of interventions not being a single but a contributory cause to certain results. Theories of Change are offered as a model to see the intervention as a contributing cause.