Managing Conflict

Social inclusion in productive safety net programmes

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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

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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 In particular, this report draws on an upcoming, unpublished document which synthesises current thinking and draws insights from an on-going project on civil society participation in peace processes.

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

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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. 

Coalitions and the organization of multi-stakeholder action: A case study of agricultural research and extension in Rajasthan, India

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Author: Ruth Alsop
Publication date: 1998

Decentralization implies an increase in the number of stakeholders involved in the design and implementation of interventions. This paper draws upon the experience of a multi-stakeholder program in India which has sought to increase the contribution of rainfed agriculture to rural household's economic portfolios. The strategy has been one of enhancing government research and extension service provision through collaboration and coalition building between NGOs and government line departments.

The Change Management Toolbook: A collection of tools, methods and strategies

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Authors: Nauheimer, H.

The Change Management Toolbook is a collection of more than 120 tools, methods and strategies that you can apply during different stages of personal, team and organisational development, in training, facilitation and consulting. It is divided into three principal sections: Self, Team and Larger Systems.

UN Global Compact: case studies of multistakeholder partnership. Policy dialogue on business in zones of conflict

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Author: edited by Virginia Haufler (for UN Global Compact)
Publication date: 2002

Members of the UN Global Compact Policy Dialogue on Business in Zones of Conflict participate in several partnerships that seek to reduce or prevent violent conflict, manage the effects of conflict, or rebuild a country previously suffering from civil conflict.

Troubles on the way: An analysis of the challenges faced by multi-stakeholder platforms (South Africa & Bolivia)

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Author: Nicolas Faysse
Publication Date: 2006

Using two cases from South Africa and Bolivia, both in regards to water resource management, this paper analyses Multi-Stakeholder Platforms (MSP’s) as a means of resolving conflicts around natural resource management in both developing countries and on a global level. In examining why MSP’s have been and continue to be viewed in an often unfavourable context, the author identifies  and discusses five principal issues:

Multi-stakeholder processes, service delivery and state institutions: Experiences from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories

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Author: Working Group on Multi-Stakholder Processes, Service Delivery and State Institutions
Publication date: 2011

To foster research in fragile states, the Working Group on Multi-Stakholder Processes, Service Delivery and State Institutions was initiated in The Netherlands to respond to the need for more evidence on how cooperation between public and civil society actors and institutional legitimacy can improve service delivery and thereby contribute to the legitimacy and effectiveness of state institutions.

Multistakeholder Partnerships and Digital Technologies for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: 3 case studies

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Author: Omar Dengo Foundation
Publication date: 2007

This publication presents three case studies about digital technologies for development, involving multi stakeholder processes. All case studies have been analysed with the same methodology to reveal information about

- the activity of the multi stakeholder partnership
- the partners (motivations, obstacles, contributions, decision making mechanisms, conflict management,...)
- role of digital technologies
- outcomes and lessons learned

Social learning towards a sustainable world: Social learning towards a sustainable world

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Author: edited by Arjen E.J. Wals
Publication date: 2007

This comprehensive volume - containing 27 chapters and contributions from six continents - presents and discusses key principles, perspectives, and practices of social learning in the context of sustainability.