Tool: Activating macro-processes for transformation

Estimated Time
90 minutes TBC
Resource Type

This reflective tool helps us to experiment with a new or ongoing policy initiatives and reframe it as transformative policy interventions, supported by the three macro-processes of transformation: 1) building and nurturing niches, 2) expanding and mainstreaming niches, and 3) opening up and unlocking regimes.

Starting with the experiment, users will define transformative pathways and will allow them to formulate policy interventions and related resources towards the selected route.

The original tool was developed by the The Latin American and Caribbean HUB of Transformative Innovation Policy (HUBLAyCTIP). This was translated into English, adapted and developed further for inclusion in the TIP Resource Lab.




The original version of this tool was created by the The Latin American and Caribbean HUB of Transformative Innovation Policy (HUBLAyCTIP). This was translated into English and adapted for Component 1 of the TIP Resource Lab. The authors listed therefore refer to those who worked on this English version.

Special thanks to:

  • Martha Liliana Marin and Claudia Obando Rodríguez for their work in the creation of tools that facilitate the transfer across methodologies across the Latim American Hub and the TIPC core.
  • Andrea Padilla Cuevas for translation and conceptual interpretation for global users of the TIP Resource Lab
  • Elzemiek Zinkstock for science communication and graphic design

Bernal-Hernandez, P., Shaw, V., Gosh, B., Zinkstock, E. (2023) Tool: Activating macro-processes for transformation. Available at

Facilitators Instructions

Important: Duplicating the tool

This resource is a Master version of the tool. To use it, you will need to duplicate it to your own Miro account.

How to duplicate the Board

  • First, make sure you have your own Miro account. Researchers may be able to access a free educational plan for staff at educational institutions
  • Click on the ‘download’ link to access the Lab master board
  • Then click on the title
  • Click ‘duplicate’ – this will open another board with ‘Copy’ in the title
  • Rename the tool and save the URL

You will need to complete this process for each board. If you are using a tool with multiple groups, you can either: (a) create a different board for each group or (b) copy the tool multiple times on the same board. We recommend (b) to avoid confusion over board links.

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