Public-private-civic partnerships for sustainable landscapes

The aim of this Practical Guide is to share various organizations’ experiences in developing multi-stakeholder initiatives with strong private sector engagement and effective governance systems that promote sustainable land and water management not only at farm but also at landscape scale.

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The attitudes of the Broker of a Transforming Partnership

What does it take to broker a partnership on climate change, circular economy and other system changes?

Brokering a transforming partnership is a special kind of trade. Therefore, being a broker of a transforming partnership requires a specific set of personal attitudes.

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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?

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.

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.