How can projects, programmes and policies orientated towards system change be made more transformative?
‘The world seems to agree that to address the SDGs, we need to focus on transformative change. The big question is how? The Transformative Outcomes, while academically grounded, are also a useful compass for practitioners. They help to navigate transformations in their projects and programs’ (Johan Schot)
Today’s societal and environmental challenges demand deep changes in our economies and societies, and new rationales and processes for policy making. There is ongoing transformational activity – across civil society, industry and the public sector – but is it transformative enough?
Join the TIPC team for an interactive session exploring why a redirection of policy is needed and how it is possible. Learn and practice how 12 Transformative Outcomes can be used to help:
- evaluate the transformative nature of new and existing projects, programmes and activities;
- guide the change process towards sustainable alternatives to dominant practices; and
- stretch our own thinking to overcome transformational failure.
This is part of our TIPC Open Learning Series www.tipconsortium.net/learning/open-learning-series
About Transformative Outcomes
Grounded in the field of sustainability transitions, Transformative Outcomes are an anchor to the TIPC methodology, providing a theoretical framework for thinking about socio-technical system change. They can also be used as practical tools to operationalise the theory, guiding what action we might take to strengthen, empower and scale initiatives geared towards system change and problems with interdependent factors.
To learn more in advance of the event, visit:
- Transformative Outcomes: Assessing and Reorienting Experimentation with Transformative Innovation Policy
- Part II of TIPC’s Online Learning Resources
- The Transformative Outcomes: Does the Theory Stick? Practitioners’ View from South Africa
This Open Learning Series event will be led by Bipashyee Ghosh from the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, and Carla Alvial Palavicino and Johan Schot from the Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges. Bipashyee and Johan are two of five authors of a pivotal paper on Transformative Outcomes published in July 2021 (above).