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  1. Inclusive-Nationalism Country Assessment and Action (INCAA) tool

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    Tool
    2014

    The INCAA tool was developed was developed by Sovereignty First as a way to develop a snapshot of a country's 'cultural condition'. It measures 25 components which are necessary to evaluate a country's existing status and make judgments about its future. Each component is measured along an eight-point developmental scale, from least developed through an ideal of inclusive nationalism. 

  2. Evaluating Complexity: Propositions for Improving Practice

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    Guide
    2014

    This guide, written by Hallie Preskill, Srik Gopal with Katelyn Mack and Joelle Cook for FSG, is focused on bringing together knowledge of systems change, complexity, and evaluation in order to clarify and describe how the role of evaluation needs to change in order to better serve the social sector.

  3. Margaret Archer- Complexity Theory

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    Overview
    2014

    This is the audio of a presentation given by Margaret Archer to the International Centre for Critical Realism (ICCR) on complexity theory. 

  4. Towards Systemic Approaches to Evaluation and Impact- IDS Special Issue

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    Overview
    2015

    This special edition of the IDS Bulletin focuses on exploring the potential of systems ideas and complexity concepts to meet development needs. Within this the individual articles focus on ideas such as redefining learning through to identify the most relevant impact evaluation questions.  

  5. Have Development Evaluators Been Fighting the Last War… And If So, What is to be Done?

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    Overview
    2014

    This article, written by Robert Picciotto for the IDS Bulletin (Volume 45 Number 6), argues that evaluators who wish to achieve high-quality evaluation standards must draw upon a range of methods and tools to complete the task. However, the article also contends that the use of the best methods will never compensate for poor strategy. 

  6. Prosaic or Profound? The Adoption of Systems Ideas by Impact Evaluation

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    Overview
    2015

    This article, written by Bob Williams for the IDS Bulletin (Volume 46 Number 1), argues that in order to address the vulnerabilities of impact evaluation due to their complexity,  that it is essential to achieve a balance between the three elements of the systems field: understanding interrelationships; engaging with multiple perspectives; and reflecting on where boundaries are drawn in terms of those interrelationships and perspectives.

  7. Learning, Systems Concepts and Values in Evaluation: Proposal for an Exploratory Framework to Improve Coherence

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    Overview
    2015

    This article, written by Richard Hummelbrunner for the IDS Bulletin (Volume 46 Number 1), outlines a conceptual framework allowing the exploration and reflection on the three systems concepts with learning and values and the connections between them. 

  8. Webinar: Challenges that Complexity Poses for Monitoring and Evaluation and Systemic Thinking as a Means to Cope

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    Discussion paper
    2015

    This webinar by Ricardo Wilson-Grau for the Systems and Peace: Emerging Frontiers Webinar Series, explores the strengths and weaknesses of how Wilson-Grau broaches the subject of complexity and systems thinking with clients who engage him to support them in developing monitoring (or M&E) mechanisms or to evaluate their work.

  9. Funder Evaluator Dialogue on Complexity

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    Overview
    2017

    This presentation by Jonny Morell focuses on the need to promote dialogue between evaluators and program funders/designers on the implications of complex behavior.

  10. The visual representation of complexity: Definitions, examples and learning points

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    Overview
    2018

    This visual overview was developed through a research process that identified, defined and illustrated 16 key features of complex systems. The research addresses the need for images that are widely understood across different fields and sectors for researchers, policy makers, and design practitioners and contributes to an evolving visual language of complexity.

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