Women’s voice and leadership in decision-making: Assessing the evidence

Authors:  Pilar Domingo, Rebecca Holmes, Tam O’Neil, Nicola Jones, Kate Bird, Anna Larson, Elizabeth Presler-Marshall and Craig Valters

Publication date: April 2015

The report looks at whether women’s capabilities and actions in different spheres lead them to have more presence and influence within private and public decision-making. Based on a review of over 400 sources, the report is organised around thematic chapters on women’s political participation, social activism, and economic empowerment.

The need for institutional change in capacity development of tertiary agricultural education

Authors: Mundie Salm, Gerard Baltissen, Richard Hawkins, Jifke Sol, Ruud Ludemann, Anouka van Eerdewijk, Mariana Wongtschowski, Driek Enserink and Marlene Roefs.

Publication date: October 2014

Assessing Impact in Dynamic and Complex Environments: Systemic Action Research and Participatory Systemic Inquiry

Author: Burns, D.
Publication date: 2014

This Centre for Development Impact Practice Paper explores the implications of complexity and systems thinking for understanding how change happens. This in turn has significant implications for impact assessment. The paper shows how a Systemic Action Research methodology can be employed for assessing impact in complex and highly dynamic environments.

A guide for planning and strategy development in the face of complexity

Authors: Hummelbrunner, R. & Jones, H.
Publication date: 2013

This Background Note is a guide, explaining how planning and strategy development can be carried out despite complexity. While it is true that complex situations require a greater focus on learning and adaptation, this does not render plan­ning irrelevant.

The Politics of Evidence: Conference Report

Author: The big push forward
Publication date: 2013

This conference report presents the background, discussions and outcomes of the ‘Politics of Evidence’ Conference, held on April 23 and 24, 2013 at the Institute of Development Studies. 

Dealing with complexity through “actor-focused” Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation

Authors: Van Ongevalle, J. et alii.
Publication date: 2012

This paper reports the results of a collabora­tive action-research process (2010-2012) in which 10 development organisations (nine Dutch and one Belgian), together with their Southern partners, explored if and how a va­riety of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) approaches and methods helped them deal with processes of complex change.

Ten Guiding Principles of Change Management

Authors: Booz, Allen, Hamilton 
Publication Date: 2004

Communicating with Impact

Author: Featuring Phil Harkins 
Publication Date: 2003 

Specifically, the program will focus on: How to build commitment to action in meetings Communication techniques to deal with difficult people, How to gear your conversations toward mutual wants and needs, action steps, and commitments,