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    Impact investing

    Accountability Counsel, 2018
    What tools do people around the world have to raise grievances if an impact investment in their community causes harm to their livelihoods, negative gender impacts, or environmental abuse?How would an impact investor know about the harm, prevent further harm, or remedy an abuse? Accountability Counsel is working to address these questions with concrete tools.
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    Where’s the community accountability in impact investing?

    Green Money Journal, 2016
    The concept of impact investment that has the explicit purpose of supporting economic and community development is receiving a growing amount of attention from an increasingly diverse set of financial players.
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    Participation in economic decision-making: A primer

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    This primer is designed to help programmes that aim to build participation into economic decision-making to better understand what ‘participation’ means.It focuses on what does meaningful participation in economic decision-making mean, and what might it look like? What does it mean to support people to have more control over their economic futures, and how might programmes do this?
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    What next for power analysis? A review of recent experience with the Powercube and related frameworks

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2012
    The Working Paper aims to contribute to a growing pool of experience of applying power analysis for improving social activism and organisational practice.
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    Stakeholders' understanding and monitoring of the implementation of CRPD Article 32

    United States International Council on Disabilities, 2018
    Billions of dollars are invested every year in projects meant to fight poverty, provide quality education services for students, improve access to healthcare services, and more. Unfortunately, too many of these projects leave behind people with disabilities.
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    Participatory philanthropy

    Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of New Zealand, 2015
    Current philanthropic practices often funnel power into the hands of a few individuals in positions of power, whose world views and cultural ideologies take precedence in all aspects of philanthropic endeavour.
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    Participatory grantmaking: Has its time come?

    Ford Foundation, 2017
    The paper surveys a number of frameworks that have been developed for incorporating participation into decision-making processes, both inside and outside philanthropy. More clarity about the what, why, and how of participatory grantmaking will help create a baseline for action and experimentation that can be tweaked by the field of philanthropy over time.
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    Participatory action research in the CGIAR research program on aquatic agricultural systems

    The WorldFish Center, 2013
    The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) aimed to improve the lives of 15 million poor and vulnerable people who depend upon diverse livelihood strategies in aquatic agricultural systems Taking a Research in Development (RinD) approach, this program represents a break from “business as usual” for the CGIAR.
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    Finding the spaces for change: A power analysis

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2006
     Around the world, new spaces and opportunities are emerging for citizen engagement in policy and governance processes. Yet opportunities for participation do not automatically translate into spaces for change. Much depends on the power dynamics that surround and infuse them, shaping who participates, where and with what result.
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    Power, poverty and inequality

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    Ten years on from the landmark 2006 edition of the IDS Bulletin that brought us the ‘powercube’ – a practical approach to power analysis that offered a way of confronting its complexity – we return to the question of how to analyse and act on power in development.

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