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What is adaptive management?

Recently there has been growing recognition that most development challenges are in actual fact ‘wicked’ problem that requires development actors to recognize that the optimal management approaches will be iterative not definitive, and inclusive not technocratic.

Navigating the paradoxes of continuous improvement

Any donor who has supporting institutional capacity development through continuous improvement has realised just how difficult it is to achieve and sustain. The problem becomes more challenging when working in fragile and conflict-affected environments.

Rules-based, Citizen-led Recovery in Syria by Dr. Gregory Wilson Antylles

Rules-based, Citizen-led Recovery in Syria

Dr. Gregory Wilson, Governance and Public Sector Management Governance is never more important in humanitarian crises in time of conflict.  Aid programming in fragile and conflict-affected environments is often hamstrung by the assumption that state systems always break down in conflict environments. This limits programming in areas where there are humanitarian operations, which are normally […]

UK Government Deployee Guide: Working in United Nations Missions

Dr. Gregory Wilson recently supported the UK Stabilisation Unit in preparing a Guide for first time staff and consultants being deployed by the SU to work in UN missions. The Paper provides practical advice on how best to prepare for such a deployment – how to function comfortably and maximize the effectiveness and contribution of staff within an often complex and unique environment.