Great reviews on our new book: Managing for Sustainable Development Impact (M4SDI)

Published on
June 27, 2017

This guide shows leaders and development practitioners how to navigate complexity and manage their initiatives/organizations successfully towards sustainable development impact. It takes an integrated, results-oriented management approach, which can be used across a range of sectors and domains in a variety of contexts, and aims to contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

‘This book is wise, practical and navigates complex dynamic systems. From contextual sensitivity to strategic design, from collaborative and participatory engagement to useful evaluation, from theories of change to scaling for impact, from generating evidence to communicating results, this book brings the latest research and insights to bear in service of sustainable development. In doing so, it stays focused on benefits to real people in the real world in real time. In all these ways and more, the book delivers on what the title suggests - a comprehensive and integrated approach to Managing for Sustainable Development Impact.’

Michael Quinn Patton, author, Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE

‘This highly topical, practical and easy-to-read book should inspire every person interested in how to manage – and use M&E effectively – in an era where development is framed by the SDGs… Written with keen insight and great clarity, it shows step by step how to move beyond results-based management and logframes to where “systems thinking”, “learning” and “adaptive management” are not mere buzzwords, but concepts critical for good management.’

Zenda Ofir, independent international evaluator, and Honorary Professor, School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

'‘This book succeeds in bringing together clear, practical and useful advice on planning and managing for development, including using monitoring and evaluation to guide and improve practice and build learning for the future… It deserves to become a key reference for managing for sustainable impact.’

Patricia Rogers, Professor of Public Sector Evaluation, ANZSOG

‘An innovative and timely publication… A gem of applied systems thinking to address the development challenges of our time with a renewed evaluative attitude… The book is full of content with an updated compilation of methodological guidance, tools and schema on the dynamic process required for achieving sustainable development impact.’

Oscar A. Garcia, Director, Independent Office of Evaluation, IFAD