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Managing for Sustainable Development Impact

The Managing for Sustainable Development Impact (M4SDI) approach is an integrated, results-oriented management approach, which can be used across a range of sectors and domains in a variety of contexts, and aims to contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals. It addresses some of the most pressing concerns, such as engaging primary stakeholders, designing effective strategies and related M&E, focussing on capacity development, and responding to change in a omplex context. Key features of M4SDI include its people-centred approach and how it seeks to integrate planning, monitoring and evaluation processes.

This guide builds on the earlier work of Irene Guijt and Jim Woodhill in the 2002 IFAD publication Managing for Impact in Rural Development: A Guide for Project M&E, and incorporates the insights and feedback of CDI colleagues, partners and over 800 practitioners who have been trained in English, French and Spanish in using the approach.

Hard copies and e-book versions of the M4SDI Guide will be available at

The free PDF version of the book will be available here soon.

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