Six Key Findings on the Use of Theories of Change in International Development By Craig Valters

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Six Key Findings on the Use of Theories of Change in International Development By Craig Valters The Theory of Change approach is becoming a pervasive part of development practice: as an artefact, as a management tool, and increasingly as a common discourse which implementers use to explain and explore their interventions. My new JSRP paper,… Read more »

#Dadamac and Synergy with Teal

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Hi William, I’m returning to our shared interest in Teal, and how that ties in with Dadamac’s Big Vision, as described in Practical 21st Century “Big Vision” and #Dadamac. I’m going to explore a few aspects of Teal organisations that seem particularly aligned with Dadamac, either as it is now or how it will become… Read more »

The challenge of “wordifying” experiential knowledge

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Hi Willam, We were discussing our mutual problem of flipping over from a state of “having knowledge gained through deep experience and enquiry” into a state of “sharing whatever knowledge others would find useful”. We talked about the process of “wordifying” things, i.e. “talking them through” (or writing them). We considered how “wordifying” is part… Read more »

Practical 21st Century “Big Vision” and #Dadamac

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Hi William, You asked me to put in writing the “Big Vision” that I was telling you about regarding Dadamac’s UK-Africa collaborations and our alternative, grass-roots led, approach to International development. So here goes. The Dadamac Big Vision is something fit for purpose in the 21st century. It is completely practical and every part of… Read more »

Goals, help needed and “Before I Die Network” event

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Hi Olivia. I’m doing some prep ready for your Before I Die Network (BIDN) follow-up session this evening. I’m interested to see what progress I have in fact made since the pre-Christmas event, so I’m checking the notes I made then and the good resolutions that I made. I know that you often invite us… Read more »

Dadamac Holacracy and Holacracy-of-one (mine)

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Hi Brian. Here’s the latest update – it’s mainly about prep for the Dadamac Holacracy launch, and its connection to the Holacracy-of-one stuff that I told you about in Update on People, ULab, Holacracy, Teal and more and in our Skype chat. There are various things I need to get my head around as I… Read more »