As I continue to explore and learn about systems thinking and how to apply it to the research and development work I do, I found quite interesting the question that is posed in the introduction of a course I am doing: What does systems thinking mean to you?
Thank you to Adam Kremeia for sharing with me this Guardian Long Read about the failing food systems in the UK and for pointing me to the experience from Northern Karelia in Finland. The article is titled We need to break the junk food cycle’: how… Read More
One of the nicer aspects of exploring, reading and learning about systems thinking and complexity is to discover interesting blogs, papers and books and to get in touch with the authors to learn more about their points of view and their journeys into systems. Some… Read More
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