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This is a blog for people who want to vastly improve ways to address critical challenges of the 21st century such as climate change, poverty, sustainable agriculture, corruption, water, security, the financial system, forests, and marine resources. These are global challenges that require big changes in us as individuals, our organizations and our societies. We are developing organizing innovations to address these challenges, and this blog aims to spur further development and dissemination of those innovations.

Transformations Masterclass

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on September 5, 2016

New education opportunities for transformation and large systems change are emerging. Here’s an option by some of the most sophisticated doers and thinkers in the field, with the framework of “Transitions”, particularly popular in Europe!

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Governance and Large Systems Change: the case of financial inclusion

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on August 8, 2016

What are the implications of large systems change for traditional governance structures and public goods production? I recently dived into the question looking at the impact of financial inclusion on finance governance, including central banks. The was done in collaboration …

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Transformations 2017

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on July 11, 2016

Transformations 2017 is the third in a biennial series of international interdisciplinary conferences that focuses on transformations towards sustainability: addressing contemporary challenges and creating conditions for enhancing people’s wellbeing, today and in the future, while strengthening the Earth’s support system. …

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The Array of Tools for Large Systems Change

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on June 23, 2016

The early stage of development of the field of large systems change (LSC) knowledge and practice is reflected in the fragmentation of knowledge, tools, and methods amongst pioneer innovators and their specialties: collective impact is associated with FSG, David Cooperrider …

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Competencies for Effective Societal Change Systems

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on May 25, 2016

To be effective, Societal Change Systems (SCSs) — comprising all the change initiatives aiming to transform an issue — develop seven roles that require distinct competencies. This conclusion arises from a large amount of research by many people, including work …

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