Australian launch of 'The Politics of Results and Evidence in International Development'
The Australian launch of The Politics of Results and Evidence in International Development: Playing the Game to Change the Rules will be held in Melbourne on 24 November, 5pm to 6.30pm.
Two of the four co-editors of the book, DLP’s Senior Research Partner Chris Roche and Irene Guijt, newly appointed Head of Research for Oxfam GB, will be at the launch to talk about the ‘Big Push Forward’ process that led to its compilation and publication.
Reflections on the book will be offered by Duncan Green, Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB and author of Oxfam’s From Poverty to Power blog, and by Dennis Altman, Professorial Fellow in Human Security at La Trobe University.
The book explores some of the more systemic roots of how and why the results agenda can distort attempts to promote transformational change. It identifies specific examples and strategies used by development practitioners and managers to navigate, resist and use the results agenda for transformational ends.
It aims to help organisations seeking to promote sustainable change to create an environment in which their staff and partners can work towards that goal.
The book is edited by Rosalind Eyben, Irene Guijt, Chris Roche and Cathy Shutt, and was published by Practical Action in July 2015.
The 24 November launch event will be hosted by DLP and La Trobe University's Institute for Human Security and Social Change at La Trobe’s Collins Street campus. Register here.