PRACTICE AND POLICY IN VOLATILE ENVIRONMENTS

INDIVIDUAL, TEAM & ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

ENABLING COLLABORATIVE ACTION

 
 

To be effective your engagement needs to

  • Be strategic and have a ‘best fit’ with the particular context

  • Informed by a deep insight in that context while keeping an eye on the wider landscape

  • Be well designed, often as a multi-stakeholder process, and build on local capacities

  • Be pursued with dynamic steering, making adaptations when needed

  • Which requires a reflective practice mind-set, good monitoring & periodic strategic review and structured evaluation

  • Be carried by staff and teams that have multiple skills

  • And are highly motivated because they are part of strategically managed organisations with positive and enabling environments

  • Be undertaken in collaboration or coalition, perhaps even partnership, with other actors, as most challenges are too big to be tackled by one agency alone;

  • Feed into comparative learning and realistic policy, which in turn translate back into better practice.

HELPING YOU TO THE NEXT LEVEL

PRACTICE: Analysis, design, proposal assessment, review and evaluation, research coordination
CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT: Training and learning events, mentoring, coaching, organisational development support
COLLABORATIVE ACTION: Facilitation of participatory processes and multi-stakeholder events, partnership brokering
STRATEGY: Strategic analysis and forecasting; planning & review; policy analysis & policy review

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