I am an Adjunct Professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS),
and a full-time PhD student at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). I am also a
consultant in organizational development and strategy, and other areas within the broad
concept of organizational ‘capacity development’. My PhD studies are focused on
researching the linkages between organizational capacity, programmatic strategy and
impact of social change organizations (SCOs). I am particularly interested in
understanding the extent to which a systemic appreciation of an SCOs ecosystem—including
understanding the needs and demands of primary stakeholders, the roles of and relations
with other actors, and the inherent complexities of human development—might support
improved development interventions. My primary research question is ‘How might a systemic
appreciation of theories of change help social change organizations better understand and
develop the capacities that are needed for achieving their purposes’? 

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Capacity development and rural territorial dynamics (RTD) (2010)

The RTD program is based on a set of hypotheses and assumptions regarding the relationships...

 

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A case for surfacing theories of change for purposeful organizational capacity development, IDS Bulletin (2010)

What are the capacities of an effective social change organisation (SCOs)? Different SCOs may value...

 

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A ‘SYSTEMIC THEORIES OF CHANGE’ APPROACH FOR PURPOSEFUL CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT (with Juan Carlos Giles), IDS Bulletin (2010)

In this article we present an emergent capacity development approach that we are developing through...

 

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Learning Purposefully in Capacity Development: Why, What and When to Measure? (with Peter Taylor), Institute of Development Studies (IDS). An opinion paper prepared for IIEP. (2009)

Many capacity development (CD) programs and processes aim at long‐term sustainable change, which depends on...