Harold Jarche hypes complexity management done in the Six Nations culture, where power was distributed but the roles were clear. There were specific roles for each of the member tribes, namely Wolves (Pathfinders); Turtles (Problem Formulators); Bears (Problem Solvers). Harold Jarche via Understanding complexity | Harold Jarche.
Join Microlinks on April 25 for a session on the SEEP Network’s Systemic M&E Initiative, a practitioner-led initiative supported by USAID and FHI360, which has been exploring innovative ways to monitor and evaluate of interventions in market and financial systems. Marcus Jenal, consultant at Mesopartner, will discuss complex adaptive systems and outline the seven principles… Read More MPEP Webinar: Monitoring and Evaluating When Facing Complexity: Perspectives From a Practitioner-Led Initiative
As new international development co-operation structures are put in place, the challenges for development policy and programmes continue to grow in complexity. At the same time, new opportunities charged with potential are emerging. The shifting geography of poverty, the promise of green growth, the changing contexts of governance and rule of law, and the increasing… Read More OECD DACnews: Challenging complexity, growing opportunity – 18/07/2012
How can better models of change sharpen up our work on development? via Duncan Green, Head of Research for Oxfam GB and author of ‘From Poverty to Power’, has a new blog entry. It relates to our discussion about systems thinking in evaluation. What does complexity theory add to/subtract from our thinking about development?
Linear versus complexity: A new thinking paradigm for the development world. On 28 February at 10:00am, Dave Snowden, founder of Cognitive Edge, a leading knowledge management practitioner, a thought leader who brings together academic and practitioner perspective into a single comprehensible purview, a well-known figure for his work on the role of narrative and sensemaking… Read More Linear versus complexity: A new thinking paradigm for the development world