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Jane Stevens - Communications Officer

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Jane is responsible for the daily running, management and development of the Participation Resource Centre and Participatory Methods website.

She is responsible for the Participation Research Cluster’s communications work, including its blogs, newsletters and pages on the IDS website. In addition she is working with researchers on the communications element of the Participatory Approaches to Quality Assurance collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (2015 – 2017)

She also plays a key role in the development of the Cluster's communication strategies and in communications research work.

This Collaboration with the Quality Assurance (QA) Programme of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is now in its second phase, running until December 2018. The aim of the program is to improve the quality and effectiveness of SDC processes and operations focused on poverty.

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This collaboration between IDS and the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) aims to bring appropriate participatory methods into quality assurance within SDC. It will also bring new levels of rigour to the principles of participation, poverty orientation and empowerment in the work of SDC and its partners.

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IDS publications on international development research

Participatory Methods Website

The website provides resources on a range of methods for inclusive social development. More details

Welcome back John Gaventa!

08 Oct 2014
By Jane Stevens

The Quiet Revolution of Participatory Numbers

07 May 2014
By Jane Stevens

Thematic Expertise:
Participatory methodologies.