Applying Complexity Aware Approaches to Evaluations
Briefs and Policy Reviews
Development interventions are based on defining problems in terms of deficits, highlighting lack of skills, information, and understanding. It is problematic because they frequently lead to solutions which are not appropriate, implementable or sustainable within the specific context. Action inquiry-based methods do not rely on assumptions about ‘what isn’t’ but instead try to draw up ‘what is’ as a platform for generating solutions.