Participatory Video for Community Consultation CASE STUDY - Solar Power in Turkmenistan

With the participatory video project starting in 1999, a film made by the community led to InsightShare’s “Solar Power = Community Power” project, enabling the community to take action and address these key issues they had identified.

Participatory Video for Community Action CASE STUDY: Indigenous Voices in Uganda

This participatory video was created to raise awareness among Ugandan policy makers and the world at large of the shocking plight of the Batwa people since their forced eviction from their ancestral hunting grounds in 1992. Part of this film was aired on Ugandan television and it was screened to local and national politicians, donors and NGOs.

Participatory Video for Research CASE STUDY - Himalayan Resource Management

The Natural Resource Management in the Mountain Regions of Asia Project aimed to identify the key research requirements for natural resource management to support existing policies for sustainable integrated mountain development in the Karakoram-Hindu Kush-Himalayan region.

InsightShare used Participatory Video techniques to enable local communities, NGO’s and grassroots organisations to communicate their views and ideas themselves, directly to scientists, senior policy-makers and donors.

ODI: How donors engage with business

Author: Smith, W. (for ODI)
Publication date: 2013

Business engagement is a tool through which donors can better achieve their existing objectives. This ODI paper lays out types of business, modalities of engagement and some approaches to donors-business interaction.

The author concludes among others that, instead of funding the activities of private sector entities, donors may actually play more of a facilitating role as brokers of knowledge and relationships.

ODI HPG: Talking to the other side: Humanitarian engagement with armed non-state actors

Author: Jackson, A. (for HPG - Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI)
Publication date: 2012

This HPG Policy Brief explores the obstacles to and opportunities for humanitarian dialogue with armed non-state actors (ANSAs). It begins with the rationale for such engagement and the applicable legal frameworks. It then provides an overview of the challenges that humanitarian actors face when engaging in dialogue with ANSAs on issues of access, assistance and protection.

DLP: "Reform" coalitions

Authors: Peiffer, C. (for DLP - Developmental Leadership Program)
Publication date: 2012

DLP: Coalitions in the Politics of Development

Author: DLP (Developmental Leadership Program)
Publication date: 2012

This DLP Research and Policy Workshop Report shares the findings, insights and guidance from the DLP Coalitions Workshop on Developmental Coalitions, organised in Sydney, 15-16 February 2012. In this workshop report, ample attention is given to the policy and practice of effective developmental coalitions, including a variety of case studies to exemplify donor experiences.


DLP: Background Paper 01: The case for leadership and the primacy of politics in building effective states, institutions and governance for sustainable growth and social development

Authors: Leftwich, A. & Hogg, S. (for DLP - Developmental Leadership Program)
Publication date: 2007

This paper makes the case that effective leadership and the collective action of a relatively small number of leaders and elites, across the public and private sectors, are essential for building effective states, ensuring stability and promoting economic growth.

DLP Background paper 4: Conceptions of Leadership

Author: Heather Lyne de Ver (for DLP - Developmental Leadership Program)
Publication date: 2009

There is now a wide recognition in the international community that ‘leadership matters’ for growth and development, just as there was recognition some years ago that ‘institutions matter’. But what is ‘leadership’? How is it defined and can there be universal understandings and application of the concept?

Power and evidence in Southeast Asia

Authors: Arnaldo Pellini, Harry Jones and Ajoy Datta, Overseas Development Institute
Publication Date: July 12th, 2013

In this blog post at the EastAsiaForum, the authors focus on information gaps policy makers face in Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines, as well as the main factors explaining them.