Working with Complexity/ Working Systemically

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:

Forum for the Future: Creating the big shift: system innovation for sustainability

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Author: Draper, S. (for Forum for the Future)
Publication date: 2013 

Forum for the Future aims to transform the critical systems that we all depend on, such as food and energy, to make them fit for the challenges of the 21st century. This publication clarifies why system innovation is at the heart of their strategy. With “six steps to significant change”, a simple framework is provided for those trying to make an impact.

Accenture: Convergence Economy: Rethinking International Development in a Converging World

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Authors: Bulloch, G. ; Lacy, P. & Jurgens, C. (for Accenture)
Publication Date: 2011 

This new paper by Accenture Development Partnerships focuses on the newly emergent roles and alliances of corporate, governmental and non-governmental actors to systemically address development challenges. It aims to offer as a platform for dialogue, debate and action that catalyzes real impact through accelerating the alignment of global market forces and international development.

The new dynamics of strategy: Sense-making in a complex and complicated world

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Author(s): Kurz, C.F. & Snowden, D.J.
Publication Date: 2003

This paper of Kurz and Snowden outlines a new approach to strategy, which is relevant for both policy formation and operational decision-making. It builds on the experience that decision makers are increasingly confronted with situations where assumptions of order, rational choice and intent are not true while the available tools and techniques assume they are.

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.