Innovative Thinking

This page includes research that explores development trends and citizen strategies for bringing about successful change.

Pathways toward political and economic agency: A synthesis of findings from five scoping studies


Can participation ‘fix’ inequality? Unpacking the relationship between the economic and political citizenship

John Gaventa takes on the issue of growing inequality. Arguing that we know more about how economic inequality affects political participation than we do about how participation and voice (for greater civic and political equity, for example) affect economic inequality, he describes participatory practices that working toward narrowing political and economic gaps from below.

Research for change

Cases for Discussion

What is “research excellence” for civil society organizations and their academic partners?

Citizen-led innovation for a new economy

Learning materials: Case summaries