The Practioner Hub for Inclusive Business: On the role of partnerships in delivering inclusive business

Inclusive business is rarely business as usual. Companies in mature markets rely on a supporting physical infrastructure (roads, water, electricity); a skilled, healthy, educated workforce; access to a reliable supply chain; and knowing the right products and services for the market and customers who can afford them. Inclusive business usually occurs in immature markets where companies cannot rely on any of these factors being in place.

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.

Examining the relationship between community participation and program outcomes in a metaevaluation

Authors: Nkwake, A.M. et alii.
Publication date: 2013, In: Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, Vol 9 (20)

The salience of stakeholder participation in community development is not disputed. However, there is a paucity of evidence that clearly links participation with program outcomes. By means of a metaevaluation, the authors examined the link between participation and program outcomes.

IOB Study: Public-Private Partnership in developing countries

Author: IOB (for the Government of the Netherlands)
Publication date: 2013

This IOB study provides insights in the variety and effectiveness of public-private partnerships (PPP). Due attention is given to the motives and rationale for relying on PPPs and the expected outcomes of PPP arrangements.

CSAE Scaling Up What Works: Experimental Evidence on External Validity in Kenyan Education

Authors: Bold, T.; Kimenyi, M.; Mwabu, G.; Ng'ang'a, A.; Sandefur, J.

Publication date: 2013

The recent wave of randomized trials in development economics has provoked criticisms regarding external validity. In this paper, the Centre for the Study of African Economies investigates two concerns – heterogeneity across beneficiaries and implementers – in a randomized trial of contract teachers in Kenyan schools.

CARE Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation, Reflection & Learning (PMERL) for Community-based Adaptation: A Manual for Local Practitioners.

CARE developed this manual to support adaptive decision-making in vulnerable communities. It is intended to be an open-source methodology that can be used for and by vulnerable communities–supported by planners, practitioners and policymakers across the field–to inform their climate adaptation planning and implementation.

The PMERL framework presents a participatory methodology for developing and monitoring against CBA indicators.

CARE Climate vulnerability and capacity analysis (CVCA) handbook

The CVCA methodology is based on a framework of “enabling factors” for Community-Based Adaptation (CBA). It is designed to feed into and strengthen planning processes by providing vital, context-specific information about the impacts of climate change and local vulnerability.

This handbook provides an overview of the methodology, as well as practical guidance for using it in the design and implementation of adaptation actions.

Assessing the effectiveness of multistakeholder platforms. Agricultural and Rural Management councils in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Author(s): Thaddée Badibanga, Catherine Ragasa & John Ulimwengu (for IFPRI)
Publication date: 2013

In 2008, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) established multistakeholder platforms in the agricultural sector known as agricultural and rural management councils (CARGs). The aim of CARGs is achieving a decentralized governance of the agricultural policies and strategies through a large participation of stakeholders of the sector in the design and implementation of agricultural policy processes. Multistakeholder platforms are institutional arrangements intended and used for learning, policy dialogue, and priority setting, but they are rarely evaluated. This paper analyzes the effectiveness of local-level (territory) multistakeholder platforms using data from 55 CARGs in 23 randomly selected territories in three provinces (Bandundu, Bas-Congo, and Kinshasa) of the DRC. The first CARG was established in 2008, and the survey was conducted three years later, from August to October 2011.

Measures for success; assessing the impact of partnerships

Author: The Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum 
Publication Date: 2001 

In this globally competitive market economy, where there is a heightened awareness of the development challenges facing individuals and institutions, we are also witnessing a growing questioning of the prevailing rules and regulations, coupled with calls for greater transparency, governance and accountability.

From Resolution to Transformation: The Role of Dialogue Projects

Author: Norbert Ropers 
Publication Date: 2003 

Dialogues can be viewed as one means - if not the classical one - of dealing constructively with conflicts. This paper examines some of the core features of dialogue projects, looking at their variations and implications in greater detail.