Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation Publications & guides

You can find all our publications and reports at research@wur.

We also publish books and guides, we have listed them below.

Our books and guides

Knowledge in Action

Knowlegde in Action

At Wageningen University & Research we want our knowledge and insights to create a major impact on society. Therefore we strive to increase the value of our knowledge. Our experts at Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation create this value by bringing knowledge into action.

This brochure gives you an overview of our five action lines, supported with two examples each, in which our inspired and committed experts support various parties worldwide in creating inclusive and sustainable food systems.

French version available

Managing for sustainable development impact

Managing for sustainable development impact

This guide is meant to help leaders, managers, decision-makers, M&E staff and other development practitioners navigate their organizations and development initiatives more effectively towards sustainable development impact. It provides ideas, theories and tools.

The MSP Guide: How to design and facilitate multi-stakeholder partnership

The MSP Guide: How to design and facilitate multi-stakeholder partnership

The guide has been written for those directly involved in MSPs to provide both the conceptual foundations and practical tools that underpin successful partnerships. What's inside draws on the direct experience of Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation staff in supporting MSP processes world-wide.

Hardcopies of The MSP Guide can be ordered by sending an e-mail to info.cdi@wur.nl or download the PDF version (4 MB).

Reflection Methods:
Practical Guide

Reflection Methods Practical Guide

This Guide summarises methods that can be used to facilitate the process of reflection on the knowledge and experiences people acquire during a capacity development trajectory or learning process of an MSPs.

Authors: Femke Gordijn with Natalia Eernstman, Jan Helder and Herman Brouwer (2018). See for downloads & ordering hardcopies http://www.mspguide.org/tool/reflection.

Course calendar 2020

Course Calendar WCDI 2020

Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI) aims to strengthen capacity for sustainable development through projects, advisory services, action research and short courses for professionals. WCDI is part of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and our work is based on WUR’s mission to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Take a look at our Course Calendar 2020.

WUR Climate Magazine

WUR Climate Magazine

This magazine features background stories about the research being done at Wageningen University & Research into the impact of climate change and possible solutions for mitigation and adaptation.

Read the WUR Climate Magazine

Enhancing the wise use of wetlands: A framework for capacity development

Enhancing the wise use of wetlands: A framework for capacity development

Gevers, G.J.M.; Koopmanschap, E.M.J. et al. 2012. ISBN: 978-94-6173-406-8. Download the book (3 Mb) here or from the Ramsar Convention website. Hardcopies can be ordered by sending an e-mail to info.cdi@wur.nl.

Scoping the potential of blockchain technology for agri-food production chains in low and middle income countries

Scoping the potential of blockchain technology for agri-food production chains in low and middle income countries

Blockchain Technology (BCT) is still in the early stages of development. A proliferation of BCT experiments within the agri-food sector demonstrate the high level of interest in the technology, both in public and private sectors. This study will provide information on the technology, the decisions that are at the basis of implementing BCT projects, and the potential of BCT for the agri-food sector and value chains originating in low- and middleincome countries (LMICs).

Download the study (2019) "A chain of possibilities".

It takes two to trade: understanding and improving farmer-firm relations in Africa

It takes two to trade: understanding and improving farmer-firm relations in Africa

This book aims to increase understanding about and improve the business relationships between farmers and firms: farmer–firm relations. The book is based on the expectation that direct commercial relations between supplying farmers and buying firms will be far more important in the near future than they are at present. At the same time, the book responds to the observation that smooth relations between farmers and firms can be difficult to establish and sustain.

Download the booklet "It takes two to trade: understanding and improving farmer-firm relations in Africa".

A practical guide to make inclusive agribusiness experiences accessible and inspiring

A practical guide to make inclusive agribusiness experiences accessible and inspiring

The world of inclusive agribusiness (IAB) is one of enthusiasm, innovation, and hoped-for structural change in how business is done. Case studies play an important role in learning effectively from these innovations, by making the experiences and lessons gleaned from them accessible and inspiring to others. Yet there is a structural lack of good examples that can  adequately inform and influence investments and new initiatives.

Read the complete guide (2018) "Creating effective case studies : a practical guide to making inclusive agribusiness experiences accessible and inspiring".

Using a Theory of Scaling (ToS) to guide decision making

Using a Theory of Scaling (ToS) to guide decision making

This guide is a first step towards using a theory of change approach in the design, implementation, and evaluation of change initiatives that include a significant scaling ambition.

Read the complete guide (2016) "Using a Theory of Scaling (ToS) to guide decision making".