Governance

Water management, fact-finding and facilitation in multi-stakeholder platforms in North Afghanistan

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Authors: Warner, J. & Thomas, V.
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 9 (3): 136-152

The article sketches the history and practice of multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs) along the Amu-Panj river basin in Afghanistan. The MSP model, in the form of multistakeholder River Basin organisations was entirely externally driven, at the behest of the European Union and facilitated by European experts.

Collaborative learning and stakeholder engagement: lessons and implications of the revitalization of the Continuing Professional Development policy for health workers in Nigeria

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Authors: Mwaikambo, L., Ohkubo, S. & Cassaniti, J.
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development Journal 9 (3): 63-78

Facilitating multi-stakeholder processes: balancing internal dynamics and institutional politics

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Authors: Buchanan, K., Brouwer, H., Klerkx, L., Schaap, M. & Brouwers, J.  with Le Borgne, E.
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 9 (3): 3-10

Changing our ways: making sense of complex multi-stakeholder systems change by using the four quadrant model

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Author: Walters, H.
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development Journal 9(3): 153-166

Civic innovations to improve communities and government services

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What if we could re-program government together?

What bugs would you fix? What would be the killer app? How would you combine citizen and government data to improve services and quality of life in your community?

The near future holds profound opportunities for rapid innovation in government services. New civic technologies will be built with open data, ubiquitous cloud connectivity, and real-time sensing.

2013: Practical Guide on Democratic Dialogue

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Authors: UNDP & Organization of American States
Publication date: 2013

This Guide offers a series of criteria, guidelines and tools that allow societal actors to understand better what a democratic dialogue implies as a process, and to undertake successful dialogic initiatives.

The guide has four sections:

Multi Stakeholder Partnerships Issue Paper

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Author: Warner, M. and Global Knowledge Partnership
Publication date: 2003

Conducting a Policy Dialogue to Achieve Results

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Author: Woman in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
Publication date: 2013

A policy dialogue involves people from different groups sitting together to focus on an issue in which they have a mutual, but not necessarily common, interest. This can bring about meaningful improvements to policies or programmes. Policy dialogues are powerful advocacy platforms for informal workers—and invaluable sources of information and solutions for officials.

Bridging perspectives

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Authors: Bali, N., Chen M.A. & Kanbur, R.
Publication date: 2012

Private Sector Activities in Disaster Risk Reduction: Good Practices and Lessons Learned

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Authors: International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) (for UN)
Publication date: 2008

This publication highlights seventeen examples of how the private sector engages in partnerships to reduce the risk of disaster. An attempt has been made to divide the examples into the three partnership types: