MSP's

The Only Government We See: Building Company/Community Dialogue in Nigeria

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This is one of four films in a series on company-community dialogue produced by the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at HarvardKennedySchool. The film conveys the process as experienced by those who participated - community, company and government representatives - and is told in their own voices.

Making Monkey Business: Building Company/Community Dialogue in the Philippines

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This is one of four films in a series on company-community dialogue produced by the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at HarvardKennedySchool. The film conveys the process as experienced by those who participated - community, company and government representatives - and is told in their own voices.

GIZ Stakeholder Dialogues Manual.

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Author(s): Künkel, P.; Gerlach, S. et al. (for GIZ)

Publication Date: 2011

This GIZ manual provides the reader with a thorough understanding of the concept of ‘stakeholder dialogues and on how to apply it successfully. Ample attention is given to the Dialogic Change Model and the principle of dialogue as well as to issues of communication, process monitoring and facilitation.

More Sustainable Participation? Multi-Stakeholder Platforms for Integrated Catchment Management

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Author: Jeroen F. Warner
Publication Date: 15th August 2006

Written in the context of catchment area management and using examples from around the world, this paper promotes realistic expectations of multi-stakeholder platforms (MSP’s). Recognizing that MSP’s and participatory methods in general are a “hot-topic” in development effectiveness discussions, the paper analyses why MSP’s are seen to be attractive processes under three main rationales:

Multi-Stakeholder Platforms: Integrating Society in Water Resource Management?

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Author:  Jeroen Warner
Publication Date: 2006

The paper describes MSP’s as an important companion to Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM), a vital component in an environment of increasing degrees of variety and variability which integrates:

Perspectives on Partnership: Highlights of a Literature Review

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Authors: Douglas Horton, Gordon Prain and Graham Thiele
Publication Date: April 2010

The Institutional Learning and Change (ILAC) Initiative seeks to increase the contributions of agricultural research to sustainable reductions in poverty. This paper, a summary of a wider literature review,  begins by outlining the fact that partnerships are now seen as essential strategies in mobilising resources and capacities toward innovation, knowledge generation and decision-making processes.

The Partnering Toolbook

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Author: Ros Tennyson
Publication Date: 2003

Based on  the experiences of practitioners of innovative, successful partnerships, the Partnering Toolbook is a concise step-by-step guide for those who are initiating a multi-stakeholder partnership (MSP).

Troubles on the way: An analysis of the challenges faced by multi-stakeholder platforms

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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:

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.

An Introduction to Multi-Actor Processes

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Author(s): Art Dewulf

Publication Date: 2007

Demonstrating that many of today’s problems cannot be solved by any one actor, this paper presents social problems as “inherently wicked” and in need of multi-actor collaboration.  The paper presents five main features critical to the collaborative process: