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by Michael M. Cernea — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:03 PM
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File The Four Rs Power Tools Tools for Working on Policies and Institutions, Series 3 by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:03 PM
By International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), 2001 The Four Rs is a tool which can be used to clarify the roles played by different stakeholders and the nature of relationships between them. Assessment and negotiation amongst stakeholders of these roles and relationships is necessary before developing the capacities needed for improving policies and institutions. The Four Rs tool aims to operationalize the concept of "roles" by unpacking these into rights, responsibilities, revenues (benefits) of stakeholders, and the relationships between stakeholder groups. This is particularly useful in contexts where roles need re-thinking, negotiating and developing.
File Stakeholder Power Analysis Power Tools Tools for Working on Policies and Institutions, Series 2 by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:03 PM
By International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), 2001 Stakeholders are the people who matter to a system. Stakeholder power analysis is a tool which helps understanding of how people affect policies and institutions, and how policies and institutions affect people. It is particularly useful in identifying the winners and losers and in highlighting the challenges that need to be faced to change behavior, develop capabilities and tack inequalities. A six-step process is presented for stakeholder power analysis
File Community-based Conservation Participatory Conservation in Buffer Zone Communities in the Natural Protected Areas of Chiapas, Mexico by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:03 PM
By J.C. Castro Hernandez, R. Hernandez Janapa, S. Nañez Jimenez, S.R. Rodriquez Alcazar, C. Tejeda Cruz, A. Vazquez Vazquez, K. Batchelder, A.Z. Maldonado Fonseca, (c) 2003 The Nature Conservancy (TNC) This document presents the community experiences with participatory conservation in the buffer zones of natural protected areas of Chiapas, Mexico. It includes four case studies with lessons learned about community participation, community work strategies, training, inter-institutional coordination and financing.
File Action and Reflection A Guide for Monitoring and Evaluating Participatory Research by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:03 PM
By Karen McAllister and Ronnie Vernooy, 1999, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) This guide outlines an approach for monitoring and evaluating participatory research. The guide is organized around six basic, interrelated questions that need to be answered when doing monitoring and evaluation and tools for answering these questions. {1-Y}
File Stakeholder Collaboration: Building Bridges for Conservation by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:03 PM
By Ecoregional Conservation Strategies Unit, 2000, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) By explaining the principles of collaboration, introducing a range of tools, and reporting on a number of case studies from around the world, this resource book aims to help practitioners and stakeholders develop new and innovative relationships with those individuals and institutions who can help make collabor` ation a reality. This resource has been designed as an introduction to the stakeholder themes and issues that you are likely to face when implementing ecoregional conservation.
File Putting People First Sociological Variables in Rural Development 2nd Ed by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:03 PM
Second Edition, Revised and Expanded By Michael M. Cernea , 1991, The World Bank This edition highlights the issues related to natural resources management (particularly water, forests, and fisheries), the environmental implications of development programs and the development of human capital through investments in forming grassroots organizations and promoting participation.
File Seeing for Yourself: Research Handbook for Girls' Education in Africa by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:03 PM
By Eileen Kane, 1996, World Bank This handbook is designed for people with little or no training in social research who are concerned about important issues related to girls' education in Africa. The reader will learn how to gather data for identifying problems and possible interventions, assess resources for action, plan projects, and understand and evaluate the work of other researchers. Chapter 5 is especially useful for practitioners interested in rapid assessment and participatory learning approaches.
File Trabajos con comunidades en áreas naturales protegidas de Chiapas, México by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:03 PM
Conservación con base en la comunidad Juan Carlos Castro Hernández, Rigoberto Hernández Jonapá, Sonia Náñez Jiménez, Salvador Rodríguez Alcázar, Carlos Tejeda Cruz, Alexser Vázquez Vázquez, Kim Batchelder, Alba Zoraida Maldonado Fonseca
File Participation and Social Assessment Tools and Techniques by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:03 PM
Compiled by Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken and Deepa Narayan, 1998, World Bank The resource kit aims to share information and experiences on participatory methods in order to support the adoption of participatory approaches in development projects and studies. The materials included in the kit have been selected to provide the core essential information about the different methods and applications, with the primary focus on providing practical guidance and case examples.
File Where the Power Lies Multiple Stakeholder Politics Over Natural Resources A Participatory Methods Guide by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:03 PM
By Bevlyne Sithole, 2002, Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) This manual is a participatory methods guide (1) to assist those involved with multiple stakeholder situations or groups to appreciate and acknowledge the relevance and impact of micro-politics on stakeholder relations and resultant cooperative behavior in these groups; (2) to provide a simple and systematic approach or framework to gather and analyze data on micro-politics among multiple stakeholders; (3) to highlight and offer practical suggestions for dealing with some of the methodological issues that influence gathering data on politics and relations among stakeholders; (4) to suggest some methods drawn from participatory methodologies like Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and Participatory Action Research (PAR) that can be used in data gathering. Data from two sites in Zimbabwe are presented at various stages and in the annexes to illustrate how this framework can be applied and show the type of data that can be gathered.
File In Good Company - Effective Alliances In Conservation by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:03 PM
This publication, "In Good Company - Effective Alliances In Conservation", by Richard Margoluis, et al., ia an analysis of the Biodiversity Support Program's (BSP) Adaptive Management Program. BSP’s Analysis and Adaptive Management (AAM) Program was established to learn about ways to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of conservation efforts around the world. This reports on practitioner-focused, applied research aimed at clarifying the conditions under which certain conservation strategies work.
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