As people around the world grapple with grand challenges and governments are tasked with delivering transformative change across the interconnected systems of food, energy, mobility, education, healthcare and others, many questions remain:
- How does a systemic perspective help us to identify areas for policy experimentation?
- What are the implications for ongoing evaluation and learning?
- How can the TIP Knowledge Community come together to navigate transformations in projects and programmes?
The new Transformative Innovation Policy (TIP) Resource Lab helps us to answer these and other questions.
Professor Johan Schot, TIPC founder and academic Director said:
“Working on system change for addressing the Sustainable Development Goals is hard and difficult. Practitioners need insights and tools. We have curated and adapted the TIP RL Lab to provide these tools to action transformative systemic change. The insights and learnings, that led to the development of these system change tools, are based on our real-time experimentations within our member countries globally. It is a major accomplishment of the TIPC work over the last six years to have created and tested the TIP methodology, and to now provide pathways of action to prompt a green and just transition. The TIP RL and associated Knowledge Community (TIP KC) bring together the experience gained in the transformative change arena. The pertinence of such action-research tools and insights continues to grow for governments, policymakers and partitioners as the challenges posed by the SDGs, climate change and inequality, keep deepening. The TIP RL is a springboard for development, for both the Global North and Global South, to a sustainable future.”
The TIP RL provides lessons for the design and implementation of transformative policies and programmes, drawing on over 400 original case studies, reports, articles, blogs and digital media assets.
It consists of five sections spanning: Systems and Change; Experimentation; Evaluation; Capabilities; and the TIP Knowledge Community.
The Lab facilitates scaleing up policy experimentation across different organisational and geographical contexts; connects people, ideas and research about the nature and processes of socio-technical system change for a green and just transition.