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Multi-stakeholder processes: lessons for the process of timber verification

Author: Luttrell, C. (for ODI)
Publication date: 2008

Drawing on lessons from diverse experiences, this paper explores the potential for multi-stakeholder processes to enhance the credibility of timber verification. Key issues include ‘in which contexts’ and ‘over which issues’ it is appropriate to develop multi-stakeholder processes, and what features of the design can help to enhance their effectiveness and legitimacy.

Governance Futures Lab: Frameworks

The Governance Futures Lab brings social inventors and futures thinking to the challenge of designing better systems of governance. This gallery provides an overview of eight governance prototypes, analysed by preamble, values, cosmology, human nature, political subject and metrics for success.

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.

Learning to do Action Research for Social Change

Author: Pettit, J. (University of Sussex)
Publication date: 2010, In: International Journal of Communication, 4, Pp. 820-827

Action research provides an alternative approach to bringing about changes in knowledge, policy, and practice. But to be effective and inclusive, taking into account complex dynamics of power and participation, action research requires capable facilitators with particular skills.

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.

Maximising the benefits of data and extractive industries for the poor

Authors: Awolowo, A. & O’Keefe, E. (for DFID)
Publication date: 2013

More and more data around extractives is becoming available. Data made public, in the right format, can be used by citizens to hold governments and companies to account and drive improved development outcomes from mineral resource exploitation.

Work with us: how people and organisations can catalyse sustainable change

Authors: Burns, D. et alii.
Publication date: 2013

The main focus of this report is to understand how positive change can happen from the perspectives of people living in greatest poverty and marginalisation and what can be done to promote this change. 

Agricultural innovation systems explained

Find out in 5 minutes what "agricultural innovation system" and "agricultural innovation platform" mean. In this short video, KIT advisors Rhiannon Pyburn, Peter Gildemacher and Femke van der Lee explain the concepts in a way everyone can understand.

Rural governance that works

In this blog post at The Broker, John Coonrod argues that private sector and value-chain development will not contribute to poverty reduction without accountable, effective, inclusive rural governance. Economic development yes, poverty reduction no.

Read the full blog post at http://www.thebrokeronline.eu/Blogs/Towards-a-food-secure-world/Rural-governance-that-works