System Change: A Guidebook for Adopting Portfolio Approaches

Wednesday, 30 March, 2022

System Change: A Guidebook for Adopting Portfolio Approaches

by UNDP | Originally posted on 28 March 2022

This guidebook presents an approach to help a broad range of development practitioners prepare for, engage in, and manage systems transformation using a portfolio approach in complex development spaces, while capturing lessons from UNDP’s support towards circularity in cities such as Rahim Yar Khan in Pakistan, Pasig City in the Philippines, and Da Nang in Viet Nam, and youth employment in Bhutan.​

The guidebook formalizes processes and learnings, and leverages these to support others as they initially contemplate—and eventually work towards implementation of a portfolio-based approach for addressing complex development challenges in their own context. It captures the on-the-ground applied learning from a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) sponsored project throughout Asia-Pacific from October 2019 to September 2021.

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