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11. The beauty of circular value chains  
The beauty of circular value chains Both the value chain and the circular economy concept have their unique attractiveness. In the 2016 Annual Reflection we published the article From value chains to circular economic systems (Cunningham, Jenal & Harmes-Liedtke, 2016), where we argue that value chains often optimise efficiency at the product level but fail to provide resource efficiency at an…  
12. Responding to the geography of discontent  
Responding to the geography of discontent Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Professor of Regional Planning at the London School of Economics (LSE), has recently contributed to the public debate on the connection between populism and regions (Rodríguez-Pose, 2018). His studies show a strong correlation between electoral behaviour and the economic development of territories in Europe. According to his…  
13. Targeting resilience, not growth  
Targeting resilience, not growth Many international donor programmes have growth and employment as their prime objectives and performance targets. Impact-level indicators usually cover the number of full-time equivalent jobs created and net-attributable income change. As these programmes are about reducing poverty and inequality, this is certainly right. Or is it? Targeting resilience, not growth…  
14. Adaptive management  
Adaptive management Adaptive management has caused quite a buzz in development. At the same time, many practitioners, particularly those who have been around for a while, see it more as common sense than as something completely new. Mesopartner has always promoted an approach that is sensitive to the context and to stakeholder capabilities, and is able to incorporate learning over time, adapting…  
15. LED and MSD: Differences and complementarities  
LED and MSD: Differences and complementarities In recent editions of the Annual Reflection, particularly in the 2015 Annual Reflection, we discussed Local Economic Development (LED) intensively. We have also occasionally discussed Market System Development (MSD). LED and MSD: Differences and complementarities In recent editions of the Annual Reflection, particularly in the 2015 Annual…  
16. Twenty years of PACA – Retrospective reflections and opportunities for renewal  
Twenty years of PACA – Retrospective reflections and opportunities for renewal Twenty years ago, Dr Jörg Meyer-Stamer started writing the zero-draft manual of the rapid participatory approach under the title of Participatory Appraisal of Competitive Advantage (PACA) at an airport in southern Brazil. Some days earlier, he had designed and facilitated the first application of the method in the…  
17. A process of search and discovery  
A process of search and discovery One output of Mesopartner’s work in bringing theory and practice around complexity and development together is the Systemic Insight process logic. It presents an outline of a process of continuous discovery and learning that can be applied in a great variety of settings – from individuals to teams to whole organisations exploring ways to achieve change in a…  
18. Systemic Change  
Research Resources If you would like to engage us on this research topic, email Marcus Jenal. Publications Podcasts Website What is systemic change, how can we achieve it and how can it be measured? These questions are often asked by our clients, which is why we have set up a research theme on systemic change – or what is sometimes also called transformative systems change. The research…  
19. Home  
Mesopartner Summer Academy 2019 Mesopartner Updates Our Mesopartner Annual Reflection is now available for download. Research papers released  
20. Commemoration event - Participant responses  
Commemoration event of Dr Jörg Meyer-Stamer - Participant Responses Thank you for contributing to the commemoration event. Here are the responses received so far. View our events page Dr. Francisco Alburquerque Contribution to the Reflection Laboratory Tilman Altenburg How can decent levels of human development be achieved within the earth's carrying…