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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.

Impact investing and beyond: mapping support to social enterprises in emerging markets

Authors: Whitley, S., Darko, E. & Howells, G.
Publication date: 2013

With support from the Shell Foundation, ODI undertook a study to see if it was both feasible and useful to compile data on the range of support to social enterprises in emerging markets.

The study revealed three main findings:

1.     it is possible to collect and present useful information on support to social enterprises in emerging markets,

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.

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.

Social Analysis Systems - A Guide to Collaborative Inquiry and Social Engagement

Author: Jacgues Chevalier and Daniel Buckles
Publication Date: 2007

Very much worth exploring!