Argues for the importance of differentiating between the initial adoption of research findings and long-term use, and suggests that focusing only on adoption is the single biggest impediment to achieving impact.
A useful analytical framework for assessing knowledge co-production consists of the following elements: “(1) typology of actor roles, (2) research phases, (3) objectives and forms of actor integration, and (4) types of knowledge” (see figure below).
The methods in the td-net toolbox for co-producing knowledge are useful for bringing together different perspectives on a problem, recognising that not only individuals but also social groups have different ways of thinking about issues.
The Learning for Sustainability (LfS) website is a clearinghouse of information with links provided to a diverse selection of relevant resources, such as on: systems thinking; building networks; dialogue and negotiation; knowledge management; planning and evaluation; theory of change; managing outcomes; interdisciplinary approaches; adaptive man
"This toolkit describes a range of tools that CSOs [Civil Society Organisations] might use to understand and map political context, in order to engage more effectively in policy processes. This guide introduces a series of tools that have been designed to map various dimensions of political context.
Metaphors help people "understand the unfamiliar" and "make someone realise they've only been looking at one side of a thing." Metaphors assist in closing "the gap in people's ability to grasp something, or speed up what they're already on track to see."