Article: Collaboration with criminal organisations in Colombia: an obstacle to economic recovery

Christopher M Hays, Forced Migration Review, June 2018 In Colombia, guerrilla organizations, paramilitary groups, drug cartels, and local mafia and gangs have a dramatic impact on the markets, local economies, and livelihoods of displaced communities. Actors working on economic development with displaced populations have reported direct and indirect collaboration with …

Article: Every Practitioner a “Knowledge Worker”: Promoting Evaluative Thinking to Enhance Learning and Adaptive Management in International Development

  This article promotes practitioners’ evaluative thinking to foster more complexity‐aware monitoring and evaluation for learning and adaptive management in complex and dynamic settings. Instead of simply carrying out activities based on predetermined plans or checklists, practitioners can be ‘knowledge workers’ who use evaluative thinking to promote collaboration, learning, and …

Article: Local constructions of gender-based violence amongst IDPs in northern Uganda: analysis of archival data collected using a gender- and age-segmented participatory ranking methodology

When developing interventions aimed at preventing and responding to Gender Based Violence (GBV), having a context-specific understanding of constructions of GBV is key.  This article, published in BMC Conflict and Health reports on a secondary analysis of archived data collected as part of formative qualitative work – using a group participatory ranking …

Article: Building Real Collaboration into Your Organization

Article: Building Real Collaboration into Your Organization Stanford Social Innovation Review, Pratichi Shah, May 2017 This article responds to the growing appreciation of collaboration in terms of achieving organizational “success”, and for results-based protection – achieving protection outcomes. While collaboration is frequently heralded as a critical precondition for success, collaboration …

Article: Collaborating in Crises: Anthropologists and Humanitarian Organizations putting listening and empathy into practice

This article highlights the opportunity that better collaboration between anthropologists and humanitarian organizations may provide better analysis and engagement of affected populations in our work. While not specific to protection, this article underscores the key elements of results-based protection. Anthropologists can provide valuable contributions to a comprehensive protection analysis, in …

RESEARCH ARTICLE: Bottom-up approaches to strengthening child protection systems: Placing children, families, and communities at the center

An important finding of the article is that the child protection field needs less reliance on expert-driven approaches and much wider use of slower, community-driven, bottom-up approaches to child protection. This reflects several key elements and critical components of results-based protection including: Starting with the affected population to understand the …