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IDS Bulletin Vol. 42 Nos. 5

A Methodological Strategy for Reimagining Development: Enabling Complex Systemic Patterns to Surface through Multiple Voices

Published on 1 September 2011

The Reimagining Development initiative pursued a methodological strategy that viewed emerging development issues through multiple perspectives; juxtaposed different sets of issues; tested the resonance of narratives across multiple sites of engagement; drew new boundaries around key problems; and generated questions to pursue elsewhere.

It was an attempt to use a systems approach to get a less partial picture of a large and complex system. This article describes such approaches generally, their strengths and limitations, and reflects on their application to the Reimagining Development initiative.

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This article comes from the IDS Bulletin 42.5 (2011) A Methodological Strategy for Reimagining Development: Enabling Complex Systemic Patterns to Surface through Multiple Voices

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Burns, D. (2011) A Methodological Strategy for Reimagining Development: Enabling Complex Systemic Patterns to Surface through Multiple Voices. IDS Bulletin 42(5): 13-16

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Danny Burns

Professorial Research Fellow

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Danny Burns

Professorial Research Fellow

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IDS
authors
Burns, Danny
editors
Haddad,L., Hossain,N., McGregor, J.A. and Mehta, L.
journal
IDS Bulletin, volume 42, issue 5
doi
10.1111/j.1759-5436.2011.00244.x

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