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IDS: Participatory methods.org

The Participatory Methods website provides resources to generate ideas and action for inclusive development and social change. The website is set up as an online guide, bringing together ideas, thoughts, studies, challenges, resources and other information about participatory methods.

A guide for managing projects and programmes in the face of complexity

Authors: Hummelbrunner, R. & Jones, H.
Publication date: 2013

Complexity heightens the importance of effective management, but poses challenges for the tools and approaches used most widely to manage international development projects.

This ODI guide, which follows 'A guide to planning and strategy development in the face of complexity', addresses the challenges managers face steering development interventions towards their intended goals in the face of three types of challenges:

TEDx talk "This is not a video camera"

In this TEDx Talk about participatory video, Chris Lunch of InsightShare asks us to re-look at what we think we know about the technology and potential behind video cameras. He shows how handing over a video camera to a community and letting the subjects of a film become the directors, turns a video camera into a people magnet and a true champion for change.

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.

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).

StakeholderDialogues.net

StakeholderDialogues.net is a learning space that is directed towards practitioners from the private sector, the public sector and civil society organizations. It conveys the methodology that empowers you to make stakeholder collaboration work, face global challenges, and secure your competitiveness while operating in a sustainable way.

The platform, initiated by the Collective Leadership Institute provides you with a learn and apply section, which offer you among others an online textbook, a toolbox, real life stories and even possibilities to get free expert advice.  

Tools for Analysing Power in Multi-stakeholder Processes - A menu -

This toolkit for stakeholder analysis and power analysis was drafted by WageningenUR Centre for Development Innovation in the context of an action research on ‘Power in Multi-Stakeholder Processes’ to help local researchers select tools for their specific situations.

Research Integration Using Dialogue Methods

Author(s): David McDonald, with Gabriele Bammer, Peter Deane
Publication Date: 2009

Describing research integration as the process of improving the understanding of real-world problems by synthesising relevant knowledge from diverse disciplines and stakeholders, this book discusses how methods and tools developed for the dialogic process can be useful for research integration. These tools include, among others:

Theory of Change: A Practical Tool For Action, Results and Learning

Author(s): Organizational Research Services (ORS) for Annie E. Casey Foundation
Publication Date: 2004 

This manual is prepared by the Organizational Research Services (ORS) for the Annie E. Casey Foundation to create more insight in the added value and implications of using a theory of change to foster community development. The manual provides extensive background information on the characteristics of a theory of change and guides the reader through its application with clear and elaborated case study material.

Talking the Walk: A Communication Manual for Partnership Practitioners

Author(s): McManus, S. & Tennyson, R.
Publication Date: 2008

Talking the Walk is a toolbook for partnership practitioners from all sectors, to enable them to understand the importance of good communication to their work, and to help them develop techniques to improve their communications - both inside, and beyond, the partnership.