Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorBowman, Kimberly
dc.contributor.authorChettleborough, John
dc.contributor.authorJeans, Helen
dc.contributor.authorWhitehead, James
dc.contributor.authorRowlands, Jo
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-19T13:54:33Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-19T13:54:33Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10-20
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78077-966-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/579896
dc.description<p>Development organizations frequently face and overcome challenges in programme delivery. But what happens when the proposed solutions fail? How can organizations adapt to changing conditions and ensure the benefits of programmes are shared as widely as possible? This paper introduces the concept of 'systems thinking' for Oxfam staff and the broader development community. Systems thinking encourages development staff to understand and analyse the contexts within which they operate, and to design programmes that can adapt as conditions on the ground change. It helps staff to bring together many different stakeholders ��' especially those with radically different backgrounds and perspectives ��' to identify problems and solutions to challenges, increasing the possibility of transformational change. Crucially, it proposes that programme staff should have the freedom to experiment and 'fail safely' in order to get the best results. �</p> <p>The report contains case studies and questions for staff to consider, as well as useful tools and links to resources on systems thinking.�</p>en_US
dc.format.extent24en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfam GBen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/systems-thinking-an-introduction-for-oxfam-programme-staff-579896
dc.subjectApproach and methodologyen_US
dc.titleSystems Thinking: An introduction for Oxfam programme staffen_US
dc.typeGuidelines and toolkitsen_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfamen_US
oxfam.subject.countrySri Lankaen_US
oxfam.subject.countryTajikistanen_US
oxfam.subject.countryTanzaniaen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordTrainingen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordSystems thinkingen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordProgramme designen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordAdaptive approachen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordMulti-stakeholder approachen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordSystemic changeen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordInnovationen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordSustainable livelihoods approachen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methodsen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-16T19:44:38Z


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Name:
ml-systems-thinking-151020-en.pdf
Size:
576.5Kb
Format:
PDF
Description:
English manual

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record