Formative Evaluation and regional Transformative Innovation policies: The case of Shared Agendas in Bages, Catalonia

This blog by Ani Choudhury and Sandra Boni sets out how a Formative Evaluation approach, using Transformative Outcomes, was applied to the development of regional Transformative Innovation policies in Bages, Catalonia. It is based on a publication on formative evaluation and regional policies for Transformative Innovation produced by Sandra Boni, Diana Velasco, Míriam Acebillo-Baqué, M. … from Formative Evaluation and regional Transformative Innovation policies: The case of Shared Agendas in Bages, Catalonia

Experimenting with transformative innovation policy: Theoretical and practical perspectives

Experimenting with Transformative Innovation Policy (TIP) is critical to find new and better ways of contributing to a Green Transition. This policy brief draws on theoretical and practical perspectives of TIP informed policy experimentation and makes six recommendations that suggest how European research and innovation policy making can be improved by it.   … from Experimenting with transformative innovation policy: Theoretical and practical perspectives

Transitioning to sustainable academic conferences needs more experimentation and reflection

Accelerated decarbonization of academic conferences is necessary and urgent. Despite the window of opportunity that COVID-19 created for rethinking conferences, there is a risk of slipping back into old habits now that restrictions are lifted. This commentary reports on recent experiences with a unique, sustainable approach to academic conferencing involving an international partnership and hub … from Transitioning to sustainable academic conferences needs more experimentation and reflection

Blog: Exploring the pentagonal map for system analysis in a finance context

In an executive course on sustainable finance, Professor Manuel Laranja used the pentagonal map to introduce participants to the systems perspective and to surface the need to change how the finance system funds sustainability projects.  At the Lisbon Schools of Economics and Management ISEG, Professor Laranja is involved in facilitating an executive course on sustainable … from Blog: Exploring the pentagonal map for system analysis in a finance context

Blog: Evaluating Transformative Change: Insights from the Indonesia Green Principle Awards Workshop

For an in-person evaluation workshop in Indonesia, Suci Lestari Yuana used the Formative Evaluation guidelines as a basis and transformed the MIRO canvas for identifying Transformative Outcomes into an offline exercise. A simplified version of the framework helped workshop participants to reflect on the impact of their circular economy initiatives.  In the pursuit of sustainable … from Blog: Evaluating Transformative Change: Insights from the Indonesia Green Principle Awards Workshop

Blog: Transformative nature based solutions to enhance water provision and liveability in Cape Town

When working in interdisciplinary teams, reaching a shared understanding and agreed approach can be challenging. In this blog post, Dr Patience Mguni reflects upon her experience of using the structured brainstorming and the policy radar tool to facilitate greater dialogue and create a shared discourse. This blog posts features the work of the Pathways to … from Blog: Transformative nature based solutions to enhance water provision and liveability in Cape Town

Applying a Theory of Change Approach to the Evaluation of Comprehensive Community Initiatives

This influential paper from the Aspen Institute proposed the ‘Theory of Change Approach’ for the Comprehensive Community Initiative (CCI). Three stages in carrying out this approach are identified and elaborated, namely, surfacing and articulating a theory of change; measuring a CCI’s activities and intended outcomes; and analyzing and interpreting the results of an evaluation, including … from Applying a Theory of Change Approach to the Evaluation of Comprehensive Community Initiatives

Hivos Theory of Change

Hivos values working with Theory of Change (ToC) as an appropriate approach to guide its strategic thinking and action, as well as its collaborative action with others. The use of a ToC approach fosters critical questioning of all aspects of change interventions and supports adaptive planning and management in response to diverse and quickly changing … from Hivos Theory of Change

Boundary objects, knowledge integration, and innovation management: A systematic review of the literature

Enabling collaboration across disciplines, business functions, departments, organizations, and industries is a critical innovation management challenge. Successful innovation depends on effective knowledge integration among diverse actors. The concept of boundary objects to achieve knowledge integration has gained increasing popularity within innovation management. Despite the growing relevance, existing literature reviews about boundary objects are sparse. This … from Boundary objects, knowledge integration, and innovation management: A systematic review of the literature