The design and implementation of development initiatives in support of policy and governance reforms often contends with systems of interlinked problems and non-linear and unpredictable change processes (Harry Jones 2011).
I am reading Draper Kauffman Systems one: An Introduction to Systems Thinking. Here some things I am learning. A system is “a collection of parts which interact with each other to function as a whole.” A system cannot be split into separate parts and still… Read More
UNDP teams continue to publish interesting blog posts about their attempts to move to a system approach which include managing portfolio of projects or experiments.
I am getting more feedback about the discussion paper published by Southern Voice that I have co-produced with Maria Malho, Vanesa Weyrauch and Fred Carden with support from HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, State Capability, Policymaking and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Do Knowledge Systems Matter?. The aim of… Read More
Klaus Schwab defines the Fourth Industrial Revolution as ‘the confluence of technological breakthroughs, covering wide-ranging fields such as Artificial Intelligence, robotics, internet of things, nanotechnology, biotechnology, energy storage, and quantum computing.’ It will change economies and societies. Some write that Everyone Must Get Ready For… Read More