NGO Management and Advocacy
Putting Knowledge to Work
Producing knowledge that is relevant and can be acted upon is essential for international development. There is a renewed urgency for knowledge from the civil society sector, particularly non-academic organizations, to be acknowledged and recorded, to be distilled and leveraged, in order to help the...
Rachel Hayman, Sophie King, Tiina Kontinen, Lata Narayanaswamy
International NGOs are increasingly under pressure from governments and the public to demonstrate evidence of impact and positive results. This book critically examines how development NGOs working around the world create knowledge and evidence, and use it to satisfy donors, to improve their practic...
The MSP Guide
In recent years, multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) have become popular for tackling the complex challenges of sustainable development. This guide provides a practical framework for the design and facilitation of these collaborative processes that work across the boundaries of business, governmen...
Navigating Complexity in International Development
International development interventions often fail because development experts assume that our world is linear and straightforward when in reality it is complex, highly dynamic and unpredictable. Things rarely happen in the way that they were planned. The dominance of logical planning models in inte...
The Politics of Evidence and Results in International Development
Rosalind Eyben, Irene Guijt, Chris Roche, Cathy Shutt
Understanding and demonstrating the effectiveness of efforts to improve the lives of those living in poverty is an essential part of international development practice. But who decides what counts as good or credible evidence? Can the drive to measure results do justice to and promote transformation...
Into the Unknown
Development is about change, and lives immersed in researching international development should be prepared for exploration, for discovering the unexpected, and for questioning the direction that ‘development’ is taking. Robert Chambers reflects on experiences, which led him to examine personal bias...
Provocations for Development
Do we use obscure or fashionable words to impress our colleagues or win research proposals? Are many of our actions against poverty simple, direct and wrong? Provocations for Development is an entertaining and unsettling collection of writings that questions concepts, conventions and practices in de...
Civil Society in Action
John Beauclerk, Brian Pratt, Ruth Judge
This book uses case studies from around the world which show a clear framework for understanding the nature and role of civil society, prove that civil society is alive and kicking, and makes recommendations for more effective civil society strengthening. Vibrant examples of action by indigenous...
Rights-Based Approaches- Arabic
Case studies that provide compelling conclusions about the differences between rights-based and more ‘traditional’ projects, and their relative impacts. The failure to respect, protect, or fulfil human rights is a fundamental and leading obstacle to economic development and social justic...
Les approches basees sur les droits
Les études de cas qui fournissent des conclusions convaincantes sur les différences entre les projets fondés sur les droits et plus «traditionnels», et leurs impacts relatifs. Le défaut de respecter, de protéger, ou de remplir droits de l'homme représente un obstacle fondamental et important pour le...