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Reading: Navigating Complexity in International Development

by on August 19, 2016

This is the cover to the book 'Navigating Complexity in International Development: Facilitating sustainable change at scale.Navigating Complexity in International Development: Facilitating sustainable change at scale
Burns, Danny and Stuart Worsley. Warwickshire, UK: Practical Action, 2016.

International development interventions often fail because development experts assume that our world is linear and straightforward when in reality it is complex, highly dynamic and unpredictable. Burns and Worsley assert that development processes need to engage effectively with these sorts of complex system dynamics and then provide a conceptual framework for this thinking. Detailed case studies of interventions that have been built on this philosophy are included.

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