The new SAGE Handbook of Participatory Research and Inquiry is now published and available as a two-volume set. My own involvement in this over the past three years has been as a co-editor of the Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning …

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Last month I gave a short presentation introducing systems thinking to a plenary session as part of the the “Redesigning for a Sustainable Future” post-COVID week-long Summer Academy course, run by the United Nations Systems Staff College. The presentation is …

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Human behaviours, at a range of decision-making levels, play a key role in the many complex sustainability and development problems facing public sector policy staff. Challenges include issues such as climate change, public health, catchment (watershed) management, biodiversity and conservation …

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Complexity is a core feature of most policy issues today. Climate change, public health, catchment (watershed) management, conservation, income inequality and poverty today are known to be wicked or messy problems. These wicked problems are characterized by complexity, uncertainty, interdependence …

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Virtual teams have become common in recent years. Remote work allows businesses and startups to compete in an increasingly globalized society, and provides new freedoms for employees, freelancers and consultants to work with clients and colleagues – less constrained by …

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