This post provides an introduction to an extended DPSIR (Driving Forces-Pressures-State-Impacts-Responses) framework, and looks to show how this can be used to more closely link the social and natural sciences to better help policy makers address complex problem situations. It …

Using a DPSIR framework to support good natural resource management and policy Read more »

Share

There are three broad areas in which it is important to support capacity building to enhance the collaboration and collective action that underpin responsible natural resource management. First people with expertise in social processes are needed at all levels (just …

Skills and capacities that support collective action Read more »

Share

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 …

Managing participation in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) initiatives Read more »

Share

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 …

Influencing practice change: An introduction to behaviour change models and strategies Read more »

Share