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A New Tool for Complex, Multi-Stakeholder Global Networks: The Managing from Clarity Framework

Authors: Puente, L.M. et alii. (for The Institute for Strategic Clarity and NetworkingAction)
Publication date: 2010

This joint paper of The Institute for Strategic Clarity and NetworkingAction presents the Managing from Clarity framework as a tool to increase the effectiveness of Global Action Networks. The framework results from an applied-research project, undertaken with the Latin American network of Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (YES).

Partnerships as a panacea for addressing global problems? On rationale, context, actors, impact and limitations

Author: Kolk, A.
Publication date: 2013

This chapter examines partnerships and their peculiarities, based on recent research from various disciplines, in the context of the large problems faced by global society. 

Capacity.org: Dilemmas of inter-organisational learning

A new publication pushes the boundaries of what is known about interorganizational learning (IOL).  In Issue 46 of the Dutch-based capacity.org, IOL is looked at from the perspective of the publication’s main audience:  the non-profit development sector. 

Global action networks: Agents for collective action

Author: Glasbergen, P., in Global Environmental Change 20(1): 130-141.
Publication Date: 2010 

Global action networks (GANs) are civil society initiated multi-stakeholder arrangements that aim to fulfill a leadership role for systemic change in global governance for sustainable development. The paper develops a network approach to study some of these GANs as motivators of global collective action and investigates how in their interaction processes the actors involved create the organizational capacity for collective change.

GIZ Guidebook for MSP facilitation

Authors: GIZ, onbehalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Expert opinions by Jim Woodhill & Simone van der Vugt; Darian Stibbe (based on Ros Tennyson, with Nazneen Huq & Joanna Pyres); Vanessa Sayers; Douglas Kativu.

Publication Date: 2011

This GIZ guidebook has been designed and written for facilitators of MSPs. It offers the reader the following benefits:

Forum for the Future: Creating the big shift: system innovation for sustainability

Author: Draper, S. (for Forum for the Future)
Publication date: 2013 

Forum for the Future aims to transform the critical systems that we all depend on, such as food and energy, to make them fit for the challenges of the 21st century. This publication clarifies why system innovation is at the heart of their strategy. With “six steps to significant change”, a simple framework is provided for those trying to make an impact.

Accenture: Convergence Economy: Rethinking International Development in a Converging World

Authors: Bulloch, G. ; Lacy, P. & Jurgens, C. (for Accenture)
Publication Date: 2011 

This new paper by Accenture Development Partnerships focuses on the newly emergent roles and alliances of corporate, governmental and non-governmental actors to systemically address development challenges. It aims to offer as a platform for dialogue, debate and action that catalyzes real impact through accelerating the alignment of global market forces and international development.

Principled Negotiation

This video by CommGAP provides clarity on the different aspects of principled negotiation and multi-stakeholder dialogues. It also shares tips and tricks for effective stakeholder engagement.

 

The Only Government We See: Building Company/Community Dialogue in Nigeria

This is one of four films in a series on company-community dialogue produced by the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at HarvardKennedySchool. The film conveys the process as experienced by those who participated - community, company and government representatives - and is told in their own voices.

Making Monkey Business: Building Company/Community Dialogue in the Philippines

This is one of four films in a series on company-community dialogue produced by the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at HarvardKennedySchool. The film conveys the process as experienced by those who participated - community, company and government representatives - and is told in their own voices.