Guide

The MSP Guide

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The MSP guide links the underlying rationale for multi-stakeholder partnerships, with a clear four phase process model, a set of seven core principles, key ideas for facilitation and 60 participatory tools for analysis, planning and decision making. 

The MSP Guide - now available in French

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We are proud to announce that the MSP Guide is available in French! It will be available from www.developmentbookshop.com and other places where books are sold. The pdf version is available for download on the right hand side of this page. We are grateful to CTA for their support to the translation.

MSP Tool Guide

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The official companion to the MSP Guide, containing 60 tools to facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships, is now available.

Guidelines for Innovation Platforms in Agricultural Research for Development

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Decision support for research, development and funding agencies on how to design, budget and implement impactful Innovation Platforms

This important publication provides a critical analysis of Innovation Platforms, their defining features, key functions, and what they can and – as importantly – cannot do.

Public-private-civic partnerships for sustainable landscapes

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The aim of this Practical Guide is to share various organizations’ experiences in developing multi-stakeholder initiatives with strong private sector engagement and effective governance systems that promote sustainable land and water management not only at farm but also at landscape scale.

Political economy analysis: Topic Guide

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This topic guide provides pointers to some of the key literature on political economy analysis and evidence of its impact on aid effectiveness in different contexts. It includes examples of analyses at country, sector and programme level. 

Systems Thinking: An introduction for Oxfam programme staff

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Development organizations frequently face and overcome challenges in programme delivery. But what happens when the proposed solutions fail? How can organizations adapt to changing conditions and ensure the benefits of programmes are shared as widely as possible?

Dialogue by Design: A handbook in public and stakeholder engagement

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Authors: Acland, A. (Dialogue by Design)
Publication date: 2012

This handbook has a special focus on how to design engagement processes – for example, which method to use in different types of situation and how to keep track of stakeholder participation.

Politics and advocacy

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Authors: VeneKlasen, L. & Miller, V.

This chapter helps you bring to the surface some of the misgivings about what is ‘political’ in order to establish a level of comfort with the subject. This lays the foundation for further learning and action. 

Dynamics of Rural Innovation - a primer for emerging professionals

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Authors: Pyburn, R. & Woodhill, J. (eds.)
Publication date: 2014

Dynamics of Rural Innovation – a primer for emerging professionals is a co-publication of KIT and Wageningen University’s Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) that brings together the experiences of over 40 conceptual thinkers and development practitioners to articulate lessons on agricultural innovation processes and social learning.