Participatory Planning

Chain-wide learning for inclusive agrifood market development

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Author(s): Vermeulen, S., Woodhill, J., Proctor, F. & Delnoye, R.
Publication Date: 2008

Modern agrifood markets are dynamic. Rapid changes in how food is produced, processed, wholesaled and retailed affects the entire value chain - from producer to consumer. Particularly in countries with developing and emerging economies, the pace of change brings significant challenges for small-scale producers, policy makers and business.

A new Weave of Power, People & Politics: The Action Guide for Advocacy and Citizen Participation

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Author(s): VeneKlasen, L. & Miller, V.
Publication Date: 2008

A New Weave of Power, People & Politics provides a well-tested approach for building people’s participation and collective power that goes beyond influencing policy and politics to transforming public decision-making altogether. The Guide’s approach to advocacy is geared to improving the lives and participation of marginalized people and forging broad alliances for reform across society.

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

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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.

The Community Builder’s Approach to Theory of Change: A Practical Guide to Theory Development

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Author: Anderson, A. A.
Publication Date: 2006

The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change developed an approach to help community builders create the most robust theories of change possible. This guide is designed for planners and evaluators who are going to facilitate a process for creating a theory of change with community-based programs and community change initiatives.