Reinventing Institutions

Legitimacy and Standard Development in Multi-stakeholder Initiatives: A Case Study of the Leonardo Academy’s Sustainable Agriculture Standard Initiative

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Authors: Hatanaka, M. & Konefal, J.
Publication date: 2012

Non-state, market-driven forms of governance, especially those that use multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs), have become a prominent mechanism for regulating food and agriculture. While the standards generated by MSIs and their implementation have been studied widely, the internal practices of MSIs have received less attention. This article addresses this research gap using a case study of the Leonardo Academy’s sustainable agriculture standard initiative.

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.

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.

DLP: Background Paper 01: The case for leadership and the primacy of politics in building effective states, institutions and governance for sustainable growth and social development

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Authors: Leftwich, A. & Hogg, S. (for DLP - Developmental Leadership Program)
Publication date: 2007

This paper makes the case that effective leadership and the collective action of a relatively small number of leaders and elites, across the public and private sectors, are essential for building effective states, ensuring stability and promoting economic growth.

GIZ Guidebook for MSP facilitation

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Authors: GIZ, onbehalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Expert opinions by Jim Woodhill & Simone van der Vugt; Darian Stibbe (based on Ros Tennyson, with Nazneen Huq & Joanna Pyres); Vanessa Sayers; Douglas Kativu.

Publication Date: 2011

This GIZ guidebook has been designed and written for facilitators of MSPs. It offers the reader the following benefits:

Tools for Analysing Power in Multi-stakeholder Processes - A menu -

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This toolkit for stakeholder analysis and power analysis was drafted by WageningenUR Centre for Development Innovation in the context of an action research on ‘Power in Multi-Stakeholder Processes’ to help local researchers select tools for their specific situations.

The Barefoot Guide to Working with Organisations and Social Change

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Author(s): Barefoot collective (multiple contributors)
Publication Date: 2009

This highly illustrative book is a practical, do-it-yourself guide for leaders and facilitators wanting to help organisations to function and to develop in more healthy, human and effective ways

Institutional Development: Learning by Doing and Sharing Approaches and tools for supporting institutional development

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Author(s):  European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

This booklet presents a number of experiences, practices and tools used in institutional development (ID). The value of the tools lies not so much in their nature as in the way they are used.

Guidebook for MSP Facilitation

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Created by : GIZ (CCPS)

Publication Date : June 2011

This one-stop guidebook on the facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes is designed to act as not only a checklist in preparation for the facilitation of an MSP, but also to act as a compass, helping facilitators to navigate through the many phases of often diverse and complex MSP’s. Presenting advisory contributions from experts of various backgrounds, the guidebook also acts as a companion guide, detailing best practices which have been learned through years of experience.