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 really enjoyed to go back this week to this paper from 2016 by ODI’s Anne Buffardi: When Theory Meets Reality. I went back to Anne’s paper because I am doing some work on defining some principle the can help design and set up monitoring,… Read More
Warm Data are contextual and relational information about complex systems.In other words, warm data involve transcontextual information about the interrelationships that integrate a complex system, as well as interwoven complex systems.Warm Data Lab I wrote to a colleague yesterday. During a meeting he had asked about… Read More
Last week I wrote to the Peregrine Discussion Group on Better Evaluation with a couple of questions on M&E or MEL of initiates that try ton address complex social and development problems. I have received many very interesting replies which i am posting below together… Read More
In 2013, Richard Hummelbrunner and Harry Jones asked: “How can policy makers, managers and practitioners best plan in the face of complexity?” Seven years later the search for answers to that question continues through different initiatives and programmes. For example, the Doing Development Differently Manifesto… Read More