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Can Knowledge Trigger Change?

The developmental challenges facing the world are daunting. Extreme poverty and social exclusion persist. Socio-economic inequality and fundamentalism are on the increase, exacerbated by the adverse effects of climate change and the global crises of food, fuel and finance. In this rapidly changing global socio-political landscape, the development sector is struggling to address such dilemmas....

Like a bridge over troubled waters: Dialogues of policy, practitioner and academic knowledges

The Dutch government proposes to reform its knowledge policies of development cooperation. The intention is to create four knowledge platforms on the themes of security and the law, water, food security, and sexual and reproductive health and rights, with possibly one more general, overarching platform. A clear vision seems to be lacking though.

Our first question is what is the goal of...

I know what I know (but how do I know what I don’t?)

Learning events are designed to foster trust and collaboration among participants, but they should also encourage the kind of disruptive discourse that can inspire innovation.

This report aims to capture the content of a one-day Making All Voices Count South African Community of Practice (CoP) meeting held in November 2016. The CoP has been running for three years and has met between...

Thick Problems and Thin Solutions: How NGOs Can Bridge the Gap

Imagine life in a low-carbon community that delivers jobs, justice and human flourishing, all within the ecological limits of a finite planet. It’s an attractive proposition, but to get there we’ll have to transform our societies, politics and cultures in order to prosper together in an inter-locking web of steady-state economies. Eventually that will mean lowering our consumption (not just...

Better power in Tanzania's electricity sector: Workshop report

Tanzania is expanding its electricity services. But the sector still faces many challenges in terms of delivering a high quality, reliable service for customers. For customers of TANESCO, the Tanzanian electricity supply company, power cuts are a major preoccupation, and have an impact on their work, domestic life and other services they use. As the grid expands, expectations of access to a...

5x5 Trampolines para crear zones libre de trabajo infantil

Para compartir experiencias e inspirar a otros a implementar y apoyar el marco geográfico de las zonas libres de trabajo infantil, el movimiento internacional Alto al trabajo infantil ha creado un manual con experiencias de personas de todo el mundo. Los “5x5 trampolines” que presentamos en este manual se han desarrollado a partir de las historias y estrategias de ONGs, sindicatos y miembros...

Coffee barometer 2014

Coffee Barometer 2014 explores the global and local dimensions of the coffee production system, by observing how the social, economic and ecological aspects are intertwined. On the one hand we have noticed that coffee producers are experiencing different climate change related impacts, on the other hand there are only few and fragmented adaptation and mitigation measures being implemented in...

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الممارسات العملية لفكر نظريّة التغيير

وُلد هذا الدليل نتيجة الاختبارات التي أُجرِيَت على تطبيق نظريّة التغيير على أرض الواقع والدروس

المستخلَصة من هذا الأمر، وذلك بدءًا من العام 2007. جرى تطوير النهج الذي نعرضه هنا على امتداد

,الوقت، وعبْر سلسلة من ورشات العمل التي عُقِدت مع فريق عمل منظّمة هيفوس ومنظّمات شريكة

ومستشارين في جميع الأقاليم التي تنشط فيها هيفوس. هذا الدليل أفاد إفادة كبيرة من التغذية الراجعة الت...

Theory of change guidelines

Want to know better how your interventions can contribute to change? A Theory of Change (ToC) approach helps in deepening your understanding - and that of your partners - of how you collectively think change happens and what the effect will be of your intervention. Not only does it show what political, social, economic, and/or cultural factors are in play, it also clarifies your assumptions....

Multi-actor initiative for the autonomous and sustainable governance of the indigenous territory of Monte Verde

New laws enacted in 2009 and 2010 opened up possibilities in the Bolivian political system for indigenous peoples to exercise territorial autonomy. More than 20 million hectares of land were subsequently designated as Indigenous Peasant Territories. These areas are extremely rich in biodiversity and natural resources. 

Having secured the right to autonomy and self-governance, indigenous...

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