systemic thinking

Demystifying systemic thinking for evaluation in post-normal times

Anne Stephens. Shravanti Reddy. Ellen D Lewis.'s picture 13th November 2018 by Anne Stephens. Shravanti Reddy. Ellen D Lewis.

When you suggest to someone that you’re interested in using systems thinking in your project, you’ll  often  hear “we tried that once…” or “I like the idea of it but I’m not really sure how I would apply it” or “I get what it is, but I don’t really get what it is!”  These are all comments that I have heard over the last three years when asked, “So what are you working on?”

Inclusive Systemic Evaluation for Gender Equality, Environments and Marginalized voices (ISE4GEMs): A new approach for the SDG era

This UN Women Independent Evaluation Service guide on the Inclusive Systemic Evaluation for Gender equality, Environments and Marginalized voices (ISE4GEMs) approach brings together innovative systemic evaluation practice with intersectional analysis. It promotes transdisciplinary evaluation methods, rethinks systemic evaluation methodology, and introduces the Gender equality, Environments and Marginalized voices (GEMs) framework. This guide provides an introduction to the new approach and includes both a summary of the key theoretical concepts and guidance and tools for applying it in practice.

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

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.