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IAG review of progress

  1. 1. MK4D PHASE 2 OVERVIEW IAG Annual Meeting 2011 Jon Gregson Date: 15.06:2011
  2. 2. MK4D Phase 2, 2010-11 Overview Presentation <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MK4D Phase 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IAG Role </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IAG Workshop Programme Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outputs – Progress, Stories and Risks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact and Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnerships – strategies, approaches and implications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic review and sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reflections on 2010-11 </li></ul><ul><li>Looking forward – the challenges and opportunities </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Knowledge Services Mission <ul><li>The IDS Knowledge Services’ mission is to help people to understand and make sense of the complexities and realities of poverty and inequality. </li></ul><ul><li>We inform debate, advocacy, research and policy, and thereby stimulate action to bring about positive social change. </li></ul><ul><li>By sharing information from diverse perspectives, we influence those in situations of power to make better-informed decisions and support those without power to have their voices heard. </li></ul>From: building the best knowledge services team in the world To: building the best team and approaches to support strengthening the global knowledge intermediary sector
  4. 4. MK4D Project Phase 2, 2010-2014
  5. 5. BLDS ILT KS Dept Mobilising Knowledge for Development BLDS Information Literacy Southern Content Publication Exchange KS Dept Eldis, Bridge Coproduction work Knowledge networks Innovations ILT Outcome mapping ORID Self evaluation Learning
  6. 6. The International Advisory Group (IAG) The IAG does not have executive or steering powers, nor does it have a management accountability function. However, the programme management will have to relate its decisions to the strategic advice provided by the IAG.
  7. 7. IAG Role <ul><li>Review implementation plans, assess progress and offer input to specific planned activities, as requested </li></ul><ul><li>Provide ‘horizon-scanning’ insights from different geographical and issue perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge the MK4D programme to push boundaries, connect to key debates and remain dynamic and innovative </li></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness of and champion the role of the MK4D programme and intermediaries amongst a range of stakeholders – users, potential partners and donors </li></ul><ul><li>Provide communications link to other advisory/governance groups, other networks, stakeholders and users </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen the accountability, legitimacy and credibility of the MK4D programme in the sector. </li></ul>
  8. 8. IAG Workshop Programme Overview <ul><li>Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Outputs – Progress, Stories and Risks </li></ul><ul><li>Impact and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships – strategies, approaches and implications </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic review and sustainability </li></ul>
  9. 9. Reflections on the year 2010-2011
  10. 11. Knowledge Services Programme Agenda, MK4D and IDS Strategy <ul><li>Aim 1: New Alliances </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships, collaboration and networking with Southern intermediary and ‘infomediary’ organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging with diverse actors and encouraging debate and dialogue </li></ul>
  11. 12. Knowledge Services Programme Agenda, MK4D and IDS Strategy <ul><li>Aim 2: Knowledge Co-construction </li></ul><ul><li>Co-construction and sharing of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing knowledge creation and capacity building skills </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a ‘programmatic approach’ to editorial co-production based on processes and activities and mapping outcomes </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Aim 3: Engaging in policy processes, multi-sited </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing access and creating demand for research </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging with global sources for evidence based research </li></ul>Knowledge Services Programme Agenda, MK4D and IDS Strategy
  13. 14. <ul><li>Aim 4: Supporting IDS systems </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on shared understanding of impact and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Developing Distributed Systems and platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Progressive models for international/distributed project / programme management and international funding, which engage substantively with our Southern partners </li></ul>Knowledge Services Programme Agenda, MK4D and IDS Strategy
  14. 15. Hopes back in 2010 ! Expect Like Love Staffing Full recruitment Roles understood Low staff turnover Strengthened management Excellent morale More international / context based Finance Working well within budgets Improved systems Generating lots of new funding Services Continuing to run reliably Greater reach and Southern involvement Becoming significantly co-produced Partnerships Partners identified and wanting to work with us Starting to deliver shared objectives Seeing evidence of positive results and sustainability Results Spending on track Achieving most logframe Signs of impact Clear impact Relationship with DFID Positive relationship Contractual aspects delivered Good shared understanding of challenges, risks and opportunities Clarity emerging re period beyond March 2013
  15. 16. <ul><li>Transition and Transformation (1) </li></ul><ul><li>BEFORE </li></ul><ul><li>Subject editorial specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Producing knowledge products and services </li></ul><ul><li>Greater emphasis on production </li></ul><ul><li>Building online platforms for delivery and dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Supply led </li></ul><ul><li>Internal administrative and management systems </li></ul><ul><li>PRESENT </li></ul><ul><li>Convenors – thematic, country, centres </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating co-construction of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on impact, activities and process outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships and networks </li></ul><ul><li>Demand driven </li></ul><ul><li>Shared / collaborations platforms and systems </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Transition and Transformation (2) </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>(circa 70 total staff in Info Dept) </li></ul><ul><li>Eldis </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>BLDS </li></ul><ul><li>ID21 </li></ul><ul><li>Insights </li></ul><ul><li>Livelihood Network </li></ul><ul><li>Established brands, reach and reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Setting in place some partnerships and a ‘programmatic approach’ </li></ul><ul><li>2010 onwards </li></ul><ul><li>(circa 27 FTE staff in KS/ILT/BLDS) </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in brands </li></ul><ul><li>Working to make existing products and services coproduced initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Development new partnerships, networks and approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Decentralising activities </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating these and new activities into the MK4D output work </li></ul><ul><li>Both legacy and new tasks being undertaken by restructured team </li></ul>
  17. 18. Different outputs – different starting points <ul><li>Output 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building on existing work but need to build existing partnerships and create new ones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to co-produce and decentralise work on existing products and services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to initiate new work e.g. on southern content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Output 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Significantly new areas of work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to establish partnerships specific to the output, and also develop understanding of role in the sector and how best to take some of the work areas forward </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Output 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building on library networks in Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing information capability approach, and taking this forward in Africa and beyond </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. June 2011 Expect Like Love Staffing Full recruitment Roles understood Low staff turnover Strengthened management Excellent morale More international / context based Finance Working well within budgets Improved systems Generating lots of new funding Services Continuing to run reliably Greater reach and Southern involvement Becoming significantly co-produced Partnerships Partners identified and wanting to work with us Starting to deliver shared objectives Seeing evidence of positive results and sustainability Results Achieving most of logframe target Signs of impact Clear impact Relationship with DFID Positive relationship Contractual aspects delivered Good shared understanding of challenges, risks and opportunities Clarity emerging re period beyond March 2013
  19. 20. MK4D Phase 2, 2010-11 <ul><li>Achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Hit the majority of the year one targets </li></ul><ul><li>Created significant foundations – networks and partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Learned more about how best to develop work in some of the new areas </li></ul><ul><li>Built stronger team </li></ul><ul><li>Built wider understanding of southern context </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Coping with demand </li></ul><ul><li>Developing sustainable partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining and developing quality and reach of services </li></ul><ul><li>Building an effective project management approach </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing funding </li></ul>
  20. 21. Looking forward: Risks, challenges and opportunities <ul><li>Making the right choices in the way we develop partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Decentralising – what should this mean ? </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability and different funding scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrating the long term value and impact of Mk4D in a results oriented context </li></ul><ul><li>Developing knowledge service workstreams to achieve longer term strategic goals </li></ul>
  21. 23. Mobilising IDS Knowledge Services ! <ul><li>Open Development </li></ul><ul><li>Southern content </li></ul><ul><li>Co-production: thematic and gender </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Centres </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Services </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Programme Development and Support </li></ul><ul><li>Impact and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Access and Demand </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Communities </li></ul><ul><li>ICT4D Innovations </li></ul>Workstream areas under development......
  22. 24. Increasing Access to Southern Content <ul><li>Aim: </li></ul><ul><li>To increase the profile of and access to Southern research (i.e. research published in the South) globally, using a number of approaches including digitising print collections, building up collections and repositories, increasing and standardising metadata, and improving dissemination. Wider availability of Southern content will strengthen the intermediary sector by influencing and improving the understanding of practitioners and policymakers working to have impact in the South. </li></ul>
  23. 25. Stimulating Demand for Research Knowledge <ul><li>Aims: </li></ul><ul><li>To build the capacity of information intermediaries to stimulate the demand for research knowledge. Alongside the stimulation of demand the aim is to connect information capabilities to other conditions that need to be in place at an institutional level to stimulate research demand. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>To link up information capability work with academic institutions to other intermediaries working between the production of research and its uptake by policymakers and other development actors. </li></ul>
  24. 26. Coproduction (thematic and gender) <ul><li>Aim: </li></ul><ul><li>To develop knowledge products and services with partners, and work with them to build capacity and mentor activities. It draws on the thematic expertise of KS convenors, and members of relevant IDS research teams, linking them to subject and technical experts in Southern partner organisations to develop new products and services, and create wider behavioural impact through a holistic, “programmatic” approach which emphasises the importance of - and opportunities arising from – the production process itself. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  25. 27. Knowledge Sharing Networks <ul><li>Aim: </li></ul><ul><li>Initiating, supporting and developing knowledge sharing networks within and beyond the knowledge intermediary sector, and providing support and advice on knowledge networking activities in MK4D and non MK4D projects. For example support relevant to development of learning hubs, and communities of practice can be provided, and expertise developed on creating effective networks that span boundaries between different groups of development actors. </li></ul>
  26. 28. Open Development <ul><li>Aim: </li></ul><ul><li>To promote open access initiatives that enhance knowledge sharing systems relevant to the development sector and encourage data sharing. Through working closely with Southern partners, the project links ‘open’ approaches to relevant development methodologies (e.g. participatory approaches) and objectives, with a goal of broadening access to relevant research in forms that can be used at local, national and global levels. </li></ul>
  27. 29. Impact and Learning <ul><li>Aim: </li></ul><ul><li>This programme of work and coordination, will seek to work towards having in place the data required by donors for a summative view of the higher level impacts and outcomes of KS work, and to guide formative reflection that can be used by managers to take the programme forward. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: Potential also to develop this workstream to extend work on developing partner capacities in their use of M&E tools to measure impact and learn how to be effective in knowledge services work </li></ul>
  28. 30. Learning Communities <ul><li>Aims: </li></ul><ul><li>To provide a framework for open and accessible online spaces that support sharing knowledge, experiences, perspectives and insights among development profession, and strengthening of their skills and impact. </li></ul><ul><li>To enable development professionals to discover and learn from others, engage in debates, and draw on relevant research knowledge from a wide range of development portals and repositories. It will also facilitate development and sharing of new knowledge, and will encourage participation from diverse sources. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>To be innovative, address barriers, support open licensed knowledge sharing </li></ul>
  29. 31. Innovations and ICT4D <ul><li>Aim: </li></ul><ul><li>To work with partners to address new and existing challenges around knowledge creation, co-production and sharing, by developing and testing technical solutions in specific social contexts. This work will be done with Southern partners and through working with strategic partners, to leverage resources and build on existing work, and enhance availability and access to research.. </li></ul>
  30. 32. Resource Centres <ul><li>Aim: </li></ul><ul><li>To provide help desk and knowledge services support to development professionals working in donor and intermediary organisations, to assist in development of effective policy and practice informed by up to date research relevant to context and sector. </li></ul>
  31. 33. Supporting workstreams <ul><li>Quality services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems development and support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Programme Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>M&E systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project / contract management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy / Policy development e.g. Re decentralisation, partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dissemination of learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing CRM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul></ul>
  32. 34. Project Examples: (1) Coproduction: Diverse Voices <ul><ul><li>Encourage debate and share different perspectives on the key global and regional themes and issues relevant to policymakers and practitioners. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online debates feed into or draw from physical events on similar themes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprises: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A ‘Development Debates Hub’ consist of a core team of 6-8 well connected southern development generalists who convene: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stakeholder groups within countries/regions who cut across sectors and backgrounds. Stakeholder groups will suggest a programme of online development debates (topics and contributors). </li></ul></ul></ul>
  33. 35. Project Examples: (2) Knowledge Networks: Intermediary mapping <ul><ul><li>Mapping and visualisations of knowledge intermediary sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools to support building and tracking relationships between intermediaries, and development of networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides basis for knowing who is doing what and where, and strategically supporting KS and other knowledge intermediary work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can add value to mapping tasks being done in other projects, e.g. Ella </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can support research on trends in the sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be developed with partners using a coproduction approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be embedded as an app, in a wide range of knowledge intermediary sites and social networks </li></ul></ul>

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