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The web of institutionalisation: Assessing Uptake of ToC Thinking in Hivos

This document introduces and elaborates on the notion of the 'web' of institutionalisation by Levy (1996) as part of the internal assessment by Hivos of the institutionalisation of Theory of Change thinking. It zooms in on the core elements, presented by Levy as the citizen's, policy, organizational and delivery sphere and lists guiding questions for each sphere, specifically formulated for Hivos' internal assessment.

Revitalising Evidence-based Policy for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030: Lessons from Existing International Science Partnerships

Author: Elizabeth Carabine 

Publication date: April 23, 2015

The convergence of agreements on disaster risk reduction (DRR), development finance, sustainable development and climate change in 2015 presents a unique opportunity for coherence across these inter-related policy areas.

Monitoring and analysing food and agricultural policies in Africa: Synthesis report 2013

Authors: Angelucci F., Balie J., Gourichon H., Mas Aparisi A. & Witwer M. (for FAO)
Publication date: 2013

The synthesis report by FAO’s Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) team, is the first ever attempt to systematically analyze agriculture and food security policies in several African countries, using common methodology over years.

The web of institutionalisation: Assessing Uptake of ToC Thinking in Hivos

This document introduces and elaborates on the notion of the 'web' of institutionalisation by Levy (1996) as part of the internal assessment by Hivos of the institutionalisation of Theory of Change thinking. It zooms in on the core elements, presented by Levy as the citizen's, policy, organizational and delivery sphere and lists guiding questions for each sphere, specifically formulated for Hivos' internal assessment.

The process of institutionalising gender in policy and planning: the 'web' of institutionalisation

Author: Levy, C.
Publication date: 1996

This paper raises a critical question of concern: how to institutionalise or sustain change related to new perspectives in the practices of governments and other organisations involved in the development process. Doing so, it zooms in on the institutionalisation of a gender perspective in development policy, planning and practice.

World development report 2014: risk and opportunity - managing risk for development

The WDR 2014 argues that risk management can be a powerful instrument for development—not only by building people’s resilience and thus reducing the effects of adverse events but also by allowing them to take advantage of opportunities for improvement. This presentation at the UK launch of the report clarifies the importance, objectives and components of risk management, and what these imply for all societal levels, ranging from the individual to the international community.

Assessment of sustainability elements/key risk factors practical guide

Author: Norad
Publication date: 2010

The Practical Guide is a supportive document for carrying out screening of relevant sustainability elements/key risk factors. The Guide is designed to be of practical use when identifying, assessing and documenting the effects and risks of a programme, among these the cross cutting issues referred to in the various grant scheme rules.

Thematic study on the Paris Declaration, aid effectiveness and development effectiveness. Evaluation of the Paris Declaration.

Author(s): Stern, E., L. Altinger, et al. (for Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark)

Publication Date: 2008 

This study assesses the relevance and effectiveness of the Paris Declaration and its contribution to both aid and development effectiveness. It reviews the history and evolution of the Paris Declaration, considers the plausibility of its assumptions; and suggests key elements of design and governance to be drawn upon in preparing for Phase 2 of the Evaluation.

Institutionalising Partnerships - lessons from the front line

Athor: Ros Tennyson

"Institutionalising Partnerships reviews three different partnerships and uses the findings to explore what happens beyond the early negotiation and building phases of a partnership.

Learning for Change: Principles and practices of learning organisations

Author: Bruce Britton
Publication Date: 2002 

This is an excellent document that provides a clear overview of what being a learning organization can entail for a development organization.