System Innovation

From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

- 0 comments

Author: Waddell, S.
Publication date: 2014

In this serie of three blog posts, Steve Waddell reflects upon the question: Is there a way to strenghten global change systems and speed the pace of transformation to address critical issues of health, climate and poverty?

Innovation that sticks (in Dutch)

- 0 comments

Author: Stenden Hogeschool
Publication date: 2012

In deze publicatie van Stenden KennisCentrum Sociale Innovatie belicht de rol van sociale innovatie in een reeks activiteiten en bedrijfscases uit Nederland.

Politically smart, locally led development

- 0 comments

Authors: Booth, D. & Unsworth, S. 
Publication date: 2014

This paper is a contribution to ongoing debate about the need for donor agencies to think and work more politically. It presents seven cases of aid-funded interventions that show how donors have been able to facilitate developmental change ‘despite the odds’.

Leveraging the private sector to promote agriculture and natural resources-based livelihoods

- 0 comments

Authors: Wiggins, S. & Keats, S.
Publication date: 2014

For the benefit of Livelihoods Advisers in DFID, this Topic Guide sets out the issues arising when stimulating private investment and initiatives to the benefit of small-scale and informal farmers, fishers and herders.

Fostering new ideas for social inclusion and accountable responsive governance: a think-piece for the Making All Voices Count programme

- 0 comments

Authors: Edwards, D.
Publication date: 2014

The Making All Voices Count programme aims to foster and support new ideas to improve governance and achieve greater social justice. This think-piece examines how programmes such as Making All Voices Count might utilise innovation as a strategy for addressing complex governance problems. 

8 Differences Between Traditional and Collaborative Leaders

- 0 comments

The modern workplace is changing. As businesses seek innovative solutions to a challenging economic environment, companies are trying different approaches to increase productivity, engage workers and encourage growth. The traditional leadership style of top down management is slowly evolving into a collaborative approach that empowers employees and blurs the lines between boss and worker. 

This Innocentive blog post presents the main differences between traditional and collaborative leaders. 

Innovation, solidarity and South-South learning: the role of civil society from middle-income countries in effective development cooperation

- 0 comments

Authors: Poskitt, A. & Shankland, A.
Publication date: 2014

This briefing aims to highlight the contribution of civil society organisations to the roles which middle-income countries play not just as recipients of aid, but also as innovators and providers of development cooperation. It draws on a review of available literature, on the evidence from the BRICS countries and Mexico gathered by the IDS Rising Powers in International Development programme and on four case studies.

Inclusive Innovation: Definition, Conceptualisation and Future Research Priorities

- 0 comments

Authors: Heeks, R. et alii. 
Publication date: 2013

There is increasing policy, practice and academic interest in “inclusive innovation”. Based on a three-country interview study with 37 policy-makers, strategists, private sector and NGO sector representatives – and founded on a review of existing literature on inclusive innovation – this paper reports findings about research priorities in inclusive innovation. 

Civil Society at Crossroads: Shifts, Challenges, Options?

- 0 comments

Author: PRIA
Publication date: 2012

In 2011, the Civil Society @ Crossroads initiative was launched to deepen the collective understanding of the changing nature of civil society, and its implications for capacity, around the world. The initiative aimed to answer the question: "What are the roles, capacities, contributions and limitations of civil society in the changing local and global contexts?" 

This publication brings together the lessons learned based on the extensive documentation and analysis of the civil society stories.

Seven Lessons for Leaders in Systems Change

- 0 comments

Authors: Stone, M.K. & Barlow, Z.

This blog post at the Centre for Ecoliteracy website presents a reflection on two decades of working on systems change. As an offering for leaders engaged in systems change, the authors report in this piece on seven important lessons they've learned.