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2013: Practical Guide on Democratic Dialogue

Authors: UNDP & Organization of American States
Publication date: 2013

This Guide offers a series of criteria, guidelines and tools that allow societal actors to understand better what a democratic dialogue implies as a process, and to undertake successful dialogic initiatives.

The guide has four sections:

Governance Futures Lab: An Inventor's Toolkit

Authors: Institute for the Future
Publication date: 2013

The Governance Futures Lab brings social inventors and futures thinking to the challenge of designing better systems of governance. The mission of the Governance Futures Lab is to reimagine and experiment with the basic architectures and processes of governance.

Collaborative Challenges and Successes: A Case Example

In this series from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Center for Health Leadership's 2011 Annual Leadership Conference, you will learn how to build effective partnerships within communities and health organizations, and across sectors. In this video, collaborative challenges and successes are discussed, followed by a case study about operationalizing collaboration among health care safety net providers.

Participatory Decision-Making in Multi-Stakeholder Collaborations

In this series from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Center for Health Leadership's 2011 Annual Leadership Conference, you will learn how to build effective partnerships within communities and health organizations, and across sectors. In this video, Sam Kaner focuses on among others the complexity of group dynamics. He investigates what makes it so likely that many high hope collaborative efforts end up with such a poor sense of the gap between what they thought they could do versus what they actually did.

Pathways to Collaborative Action: Transforming agricultural, land and food systems

Authors: McKenzie, F.
Publicateion date: 2013

This Ecoagriculture Discussion Paper explores the possibilities of taking cross-sectoral collaborative action to break away from business-as-usual. It shows how the complexity of the sustainability challenges makes cross-sectoral collaboration so essential. It highlights how complex non-linear linkages exist between food, agricultural, and land systems. It argues that if we are to effectively operate in this nexus, then we need to seriously reconsider the way we work together.

Social inclusion in productive safety net programmes

Author: Combaz, E. (for GSDRC - Governance and Social Development Resource Centre)
Publication date: 2013

In this Helpdesk Research Report, GSDRC aims to answer the following question:

What has worked in achieving social inclusion in labour-intensive productive safety net programmes in the agricultural sector? Consider analysis, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Where possible, draw on evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Citizens' role in political settlements

Author: Rao, S. (for GSDRC - Governance and Social Development Resource Centre)
Publication date: 2013

This Helpdesk Research report by GSDRC outlines the concept of political settlement and introduces literature on potential citizen roles in such settlements. In particular, this report draws on an upcoming, unpublished document which synthesises current thinking and draws insights from an on-going project on civil society participation in peace processes.