Case study analysis through the lens of transformative outcomes

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This extract from a workshop report shows how the tool for transformative outcomes quality and constraint mapping was used to work with case studies from Nairobi, Bogota and Kolkata, discussing informal settlements, governance of wetlands and mobility.

Each of the groups was asked to analyse the transformative outcomes in terms of quality and the challenges to achieve them. The main goal of the activity was to learn and reflect on the potential and challenges of the implementation of each transformative outcome, by better understanding how to operationalise transformative outcome concepts tangibly through quality criteria and associated challenges.



Our thanks to participants in the workshop from the University of Sao Paolo, Brazil; Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa, Kenya; Centre for Global Challenges, University of Utrecht; Chalmers University, Sweden; CSIR-Science and Technology Policy Research Institute, Ghana; DEFF- Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, South Africa; Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa; Iberoamerican University, México City; INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), Spain; Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK; National Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa; SPRU, University of Sussex, UK; Stellenbosch University, South Africa; and Universidad de San Buenaventura, Cali, Colombia.

The report was produced by Maria Luz Casal and Sumit Kumar and edited by Bipashyee Ghosh, Carla Alvial Palavicino and Alissa Kerklingh. The workshop was conceptualised by Bipashyee Ghosh, Carla Alvial Palavicino, Chux Daniels and Matias Ramirez.


Luz Casal, M., Kumar, S., Ghosh, B., Alvial Palavicino, C., Kerklingh, A. (2020) Using the tool for case study analysis through the lens of transformative outcomes. Available at

Reflections on TIPC use

The Transformative Outcomes in the Global South Workshop took place 25-26 June 2020, organised by the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium, Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, and Utrecht University Centre for Global challenges.

The case studies used for the exercise were:

  • Cherunya, Pauline C., Bernhard Truffer, Edinah Moraa Samuel, and Christoph Lüthi. 2020. “The Challenges of
    Livelihoods Reconstruction in the Context of Informal Settlement Upgrading.” Environment and Planning A 0(0):
  • Ghosh, Bipashyee, and Johan Schot. 2019. “Towards a Novel Regime Change Framework: Studying Mobility
    Transitions in Public Transport Regimes in an Indian Megacity.” Energy Research and Social Science 51(May
    2018): 82–95.
  • Ramirez, Matias, Javier Hernando Garcia Estevez, Oscar Yandy Romero Goyeneche, and Claudia E.Obando
    Rodriguez. 2020. “Fostering Place-Based Coalitions between Social Movements and Science for Sustainable
    Urban Environments: A Case of Embedded Agency.” Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space (June).

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