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Multi-stakeholder platforms as system change agents

An essential guide for assessing effectiveness

In collaboration with Wageningen University and Research and the Institute of Development Studies, we are proud to announce the publication of a new report titled, “Multi Stakeholder Platforms as System Change Agents – A guide for assessing effectiveness“.

Background: The effectiveness of multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs) remains poorly understood, particularly in relation to their intended purpose and goals, and relative to other approaches to achieve these goals. This is, at least in part, due to the difficulty of assessing MSP effectiveness in a meaningful and robust way. The relationship between individual MSP activities and intended system level effects is neither simple nor direct. As a result, MSPs focus on tracking what can be measured, rather than reflecting on whether and how MSPs are contributing to system level results.

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