The MSP Guide

How to Design and Facilitate Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

The MSP Guide

The guide is for those directly involved in MSPs to provide both the conceptual foundations and practical tools that underpin successful partnerships. This work has been inspired by the motivation and passion that comes when people dare to "walk in each other's shoes" to find new paths toward shared ambitions for the future.

MSP® Programme Management Practitioner Courseware – English

MSP® Programme Management Practitioner Courseware – English

Besides the MSP® 2011 Edition Practitioner Courseware - English (ISBN: 978 940 180 409 7) publication you are advised to obtain the corresponding publication Managing Successful Programmes 2011 Edition (ISBN: 978 01 133 1327 3). The MSP Practitioner Certification is suitable for individuals wanting to demonstrate they have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor the MSP methodology in a given scenario. MSP represents proven programme management good practice in the successful delivery of transformational change through the application of programme management. MSP has been adopted by many organizations within both the public and private sectors. The core publication, ‘Managing Successful Programmes’, has drawn on the experiences of those who have adopted programme management. Key benefits: · MSP leverages off the real-life expertise of the global programme management community, offering practical, relevant, current accessible guidance · The new exams highlight real world applications that equip professionals for success in Programme management This Courseware is suited for the MSP 2011 Edition Practitioner exam and contains two sample practitioner level exams. There are also two sample foundation level exams added in case the participant prefers to refresh its foundation level knowledge.

Community-based management of freshwater resources: A practitioners’ guide to applying TNC’s Voice, Choice, and Action framework

Community-based management of freshwater resources: A practitioners’ guide to applying TNC’s Voice, Choice, and Action framework

Despite being one of the most critical resources for all life on Earth, freshwater represents only 3 percent of the planet’s water supply, but only 0.5 percent is readily accessible to humans. In addition, the available freshwater resources (FWR) are unequally distributed across the globe, so many areas and populations face issues of water scarcity and quality. FWR are under enormous stress from agricultural systems, climate change, and other factors directly linked to human behavior—including population growth and industrialization. Moreover, the institutions intended to manage FWR under stress may be ill-equipped to do so, especially in the context of multiple, often competing claims on FWR and the complexity of water flows across time and space. Growing awareness of these challenges has given rise to a sense of urgency to raise attention and catalyze action toward improving the management of FWR, especially at the local level. This guide aims to advance the understanding of how communities can sustainably manage FWR by applying The Nature Conservancy’s Voice, Choice, and Action (VCA) framework. The original framework focused more on terrestrial resources but has been adapted here to address the unique characteristics of FWR. These characteristics present significant implications for sustainable resource management and, therefore, need to be taken into account in the design and implementation of community-based conservation (CBC) programs.

Marine Conservation

People, Ideas and Action

Marine Conservation

In the last 50 years marine conservation has grown from almost nothing to become a major topic of global activity involving many people and organisations. Marine conservation activities have been applied to a huge diversity of species, habitats, ecosystems and whole seas. Many marine conservation actions have focused on human impacts on the marine environment from development and pollution to the impacts of fisheries. Whilst science has provided the backbone of thinking on marine conservation, perhaps the biggest change over this period has been the use of an ever-increasing range of techniques and disciplines to further marine conservation ends. Bob Earll explores what marine conservation involves in practice by providing a synthesis of the main developments from the viewpoints of 19 leading practitioners and pioneers who have helped shape its progress and successes. Their narratives highlight the diversity and richness of activity, and the realities of delivering marine conservation in practice with reference to a host of projects and case studies. Many of these narratives demonstrate how innovative conservationists have been – often developing novel approaches to problems where little information and no frameworks exist. The case studies described are based on a wide range of European and international projects. This book takes an in-depth look at the reality of delivering marine conservation in practice, where achieving change is often a complicated process, with barriers to overcome that have nothing to do with science. Marine conservationists will often be working with stakeholders for whom marine conservation is not a priority. This book aims to help readers describe and understand those realities, and shows that successful and inspirational projects can be delivered against the odds.

Stakeholder Democracy

Represented Democracy in a Time of Fear

Stakeholder Democracy

In the context of sustainable development, this book describes how we are moving from representative to participatory democracy, and how we are now in a "stakeholder democracy," which is working to strengthen represented democracy in a time of fear. Since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit the idea of stakeholder democracy has grown, with stakeholders engaged in helping governments and intergovernmental bodies make better decisions, and in helping them to deliver those decisions in partnerships amongst various stakeholders, with and without government. Seen through a multi-stakeholder, sector and level lens, this book describes the history of the development of stakeholder democracy, particularly in the area of sustainable development. The authors draw on more than twenty-five years of experience to review, learn from and make recommendations on how best to engage stakeholders in policy development. The book illustrates successful practical examples of multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) to implement agreements and outline elements of an MSP Charter. This will provide a benchmark for partnerships, enabling those being developed to understand what the necessary quality standards are and to understand what is expected in terms of transparency, accountability, financial reporting, impact and governance. The book is essential reading for professionals and trainees engaging in multi-stakeholder processes for policy development and to implement agreements. It will also be useful for students of sustainable development, politics and international relations.

Operational guidelines for the design, implementation and harmonization of monitoring and evaluation systems for climate-smart agriculture

Operational guidelines for the design, implementation and harmonization of national-level monitoring and evaluation systems with a focus on alignment with the Paris Agreement, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk

Operational guidelines for the design, implementation and harmonization of monitoring and evaluation systems for climate-smart agriculture

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is recognized as critically important for tracking progress, whether it serves the purpose of accountability to donors, informs future improvements to CSA practices, or contributes to the aggregate global progress toward meeting the SDGs or the global stocktake under the Paris Agreement. There has been a growing chorus acknowledging the need to align the indicators and M&E frameworks of major donors with those of the three global agreements. Monitoring and reporting has begun on the SDGs, although the development of methodologies for various indicators is an evolving process. The development of specific indicators for the agriculture sector is also well underway for the Sendai Framework. The organizations conducting this work have recognized the need to streamline these processes. For example, they have already attempted to align several of the indicators between the SDGs and the Sendai Framework.These operational guidelines aim to address the core constraints and needs of FAO Member States on both the design and implementation of M&E systems that can simultaneously address CSA and sector reporting requirements for the 2030 Agenda, the Sendai Framework and the UNFCCC Paris Agreement. First and foremost, the guidelines acknowledge the principal need expressed by Member States that M&E systems and indicators be simple and not onerous. The challenges that have always existed with regard to M&E for CSA are still present, and are particularly pronounced for pillar 2, adaptation and resilience. These challenges to the development of indicators for pillar 2 have exhibited the greatest need for attention.

Marine Spatial Planning

A Step-by-step Approach Toward Ecosystem-based Management

Marine Spatial Planning


A pocket companion to PMI's PMBOK Guide Fifth edition

A pocket companion to PMI's PMBOK Guide Fifth edition

Note: This pocket book is available in several languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch.This pocket guide is based on the PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition. It contains a summary of the PMBOK® Guide, to provide a quick introduction as well as a structured overview of this framework for project management. This pocket guide deals with the key issues and themes within project management and the PMBOK® Guide as follows: - Key terms and definitions in the project management profession- A short overview of the activities of PMI Inc., the organization and its standards: PMBOK® Guide, Standard for Project Portfolio Management, Standard for Program Management and other standards.- The essentials of the Project Lifecycle and Organization. - What are the key project management knowledge areas and processes? Main target Group for this pocket guide is anyone with an interest in understanding the PMBOK® Guide framework or a systematic approach for project management. The book is also very useful for members of a project management team in a project environment using the PMBOK® Guide as a shared reference. A complete but concise description of the PMBOK® Guide, for anyone involved in projects or project management, for only 15,95!

Utah Auto Law

Utah Auto Law

Utah Auto Law is the first and only comprehensive treatise on Utah's law of auto insurance and accident liability, covering every aspect involved in the settlement of an auto personal injury claim. Not only does this treatise discuss in great and meticulous detail the core legal issues of auto accident law (e.g., insurance coverage, bad faith, damages, traffic law); it also discusses in similar detail tangential issues (e.g., negligent entrustment, subrogation, exclusive remedy) that can arise in some cases. Utah Auto Law provides for both plaintiff and defense perspectives, and is designed to serve attorneys, judges, and claims adjusters. With its detailed table of contents and concise text, this single-volume treatise is as handy as it thorough -- readers will find it indispensable in both the office and the courtroom.