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The Community Builder’s Approach to Theory of Change: A Practical Guide to Theory Development

Author: Anderson, A. A.
Publication Date: 2006

The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change developed an approach to help community builders create the most robust theories of change possible. This guide is designed for planners and evaluators who are going to facilitate a process for creating a theory of change with community-based programs and community change initiatives.

Power: A practical guide for facilitating social change

Author(s): Raji Hunjan and Jethro Pettit
Publication Date: October 2011

The handbook is designed primarily for those who want to explore issues of power over a sustained period of time through workshops, one to one mentoring, and self-reflection. However, it can also be used by those who wish to start with an introduction to power analysis through stand-alone workshops. To this end, the handbook presents clear instructions, tips/suggestions and discussion points for use by the reader as practitioner.

Power Tools: Handbook to Tools and Resources

Author: Sonja Vermeulen
Publication Date: 2005

Describing power tools as policy tools to address asymmetries between marginalised groups and those who marginalise them, this guidebook presents 26 separate tools for use in the natural resource management policy-making arena. 

The Partnering Toolbook

Author: Ros Tennyson
Publication Date: 2003

Based on  the experiences of practitioners of innovative, successful partnerships, the Partnering Toolbook is a concise step-by-step guide for those who are initiating a multi-stakeholder partnership (MSP).

Learning with Stakeholders: A Keystone Guide to Stakeholder Dialogue

Author: Keystone

Publication Date: September 2006

This comprehensive guide and toolkit begins by discussing stakeholder dialogue as an essential process of societal learning, necessitated as a result of the varying backgrounds, interests, priorities, levels of access and overall capabilities of different relevant stakeholders.  Dialogue between the stakeholders can help to determine:

Institutional Development: Learning by Doing and Sharing Approaches and tools for supporting institutional development

Author(s):  European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

This booklet presents a number of experiences, practices and tools used in institutional development (ID). The value of the tools lies not so much in their nature as in the way they are used.

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.