The use of dialogue within IIED’s work
This report explores how IIED uses dialogue to create change towards a fairer and more sustainable world. What does IIED specifically mean by the term ‘dialogue’ — and how effective are its dialogue-based efforts? This report is a first attempt to generate learning to illuminate current practice and inform future work. It explores the different definitions, functions and features of dialogue and examines the theory of change behind IIED’s dialogue-based initiatives, while findings from two case studies examine their effectiveness. The report concludes with key recommendations: support a new common language or framework to analyse dialogue; create common guidelines for designing dialogues; and invest in systematic learning and capacity building for staff.