DLP is supporting Oxfam’s ‘How change happens’ research project. Ten Active Citizenship Case Studies from this project have just been published, with a companion summary (‘Promoting Active Citizenship’) of the lessons they provide.
The papers are authored by Oxfam’s Senior Strategic Adviser Duncan Green. Anna Macdonald, Head of Arms Control at Oxfam, is co-author of the Arms Trade Treaty case study.
All the studies focus on an approach that tries to help communities in developing countries formulate and negotiate their own solutions to problems such as women’s empowerment, land and labour rights, the arms trade, community protection and conflict resolution.
They offer some thought-provoking findings about improving programme design, more effective ways of working, and staff cultures. See Duncan Green’s blog post and summary paper (PDF downloadable below) for more on lessons learned.