Matching stakeholder engagement methods to gaps in knowledge

NB ‘local’ may be interpreted within geographies, organisations, or communities

Add guiding questions.

(1) Framework 1: Making decisions: about what suits here and now

Relevance of generalisable knowledge
Context of knowledge
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(1) Generalisable evidence exists AND Context familiar and differing perspectives understood
(3) Generalisable evidence does NOT exist BUT Context familiar and differing perspectives understood
(2) Generalizable evidence exists BUT Context unfamiliar and/or differing perspectives misunderstood
(4) Generalisable evidence does NOT exist AND Context unfamiliar and/or differing perspectives misunderstood
Decision-making: what suits here and now?

(2) Framework 2: Doing research: about what works, where and when

Contribution to generalisable knowledge
Key concepts of knowledge production
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Knowledge production: what works where

Backdrop to decision-making and research
Whether the task is to make decisions or generate new knowledge, activities are sensitive to their philosophical and socio-political context. Decision-makers and researchers can enhance their awareness of these potential influences by:
• Mapping stakeholders: recognising individual and institutional power and alliances
• Managing hierarchies in decision-making groups
• Sharing ownership of cross-cultural ventures