Governance

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

Empowering smallholder farmers in markets: Experiences with farmer-led research for advocacy

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Authors: Giel, T. & Proctor, F., published by AGRINATURA CTA LEI Wageningen UR
Publication date: 2013

Multi-stakeholder processes: lessons for the process of timber verification

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Author: Luttrell, C. (for ODI)
Publication date: 2008

Drawing on lessons from diverse experiences, this paper explores the potential for multi-stakeholder processes to enhance the credibility of timber verification. Key issues include ‘in which contexts’ and ‘over which issues’ it is appropriate to develop multi-stakeholder processes, and what features of the design can help to enhance their effectiveness and legitimacy.

Governance Futures Lab: Frameworks

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The Governance Futures Lab brings social inventors and futures thinking to the challenge of designing better systems of governance. This gallery provides an overview of eight governance prototypes, analysed by preamble, values, cosmology, human nature, political subject and metrics for success.

Governance Futures Lab: An Inventor's Toolkit

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Authors: Institute for the Future
Publication date: 2013

The Governance Futures Lab brings social inventors and futures thinking to the challenge of designing better systems of governance. The mission of the Governance Futures Lab is to reimagine and experiment with the basic architectures and processes of governance.

Wagging the dragon’s tail: emerging practices in participatory poverty reduction in China

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Authors: several authors for IIED

This special issue of Participatory Learning and Action focuses on China to investigate the interface between government and communities and how this is changing as a precondition to poverty eradication. Participation is becoming key to reducing poverty through improving livelihoods, at the same time as sustaining the environment, maintaining China’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity and ensuring good governance.

Learning to do Action Research for Social Change

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Author: Pettit, J. (University of Sussex)
Publication date: 2010, In: International Journal of Communication, 4, Pp. 820-827

Action research provides an alternative approach to bringing about changes in knowledge, policy, and practice. But to be effective and inclusive, taking into account complex dynamics of power and participation, action research requires capable facilitators with particular skills.

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.