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  • Counter the Digital Monoculture

    We interviewed seven future-oriented activists, artists and academics. We asked them, “How can we counter the digital monoculture?”

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  • Advancing gender equality, diversity and inclusion to achieve equity and justice for all

    This white paper outlines the ambition, approach and Theory of Change of one of Hivos’ three impact areas: Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

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  • Putting civic action, justice and responsibility at the heart of our societies

    This white paper outlines the ambition, approach and Theory of Change of one of Hivos’ three impact areas: Civic Rights in a Digital Age.

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  • Putting justice, equity and human rights at the core of global climate action

    This white paper outlines the ambition, approach and Theory of Change of one of Hivos’ three impact areas: Climate Justice.

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  • Narrative Assessment

    Hivos and Wageningen University have developed a new monitoring & evaluation (M&E) method for advocacy: “Narrative Assessment.” It centers on the creation of credible stories about advocacy processes, achievements and challenges.

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  • A Primer for Design and Facilitation of Multi-Actor Initiatives

    Hivos has developed five strategies for promoting the voices and choices of marginalized people, while strengthening civil society overall. This primer is about the second strategy: forging multi-actor initiatives.

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  • Strategic Compass 2021 – 2024 (concise version)

    People and their organizations are central to our vision, mission and our solution-driven approach. Since our founding in 1968, Hivos has promoted access to all forms of power for all citizens so they can actively participate in a truly democratic society. This is why our motto has remained People Unlimited all these years.

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  • Hivos Annual Report 2020

    Read about the work Hivos and its partners has done in 2020. The document also includes the Annual Accounts 2020.

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  • Changing Hearts and Minds

    If you are interested in shifting how people think about gender and sexuality – then this document is for you!

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  • Learning and Accountability in Turbulent Waters

    This reflection paper describes the experiences of the Citizen Agency Consortium with implementing a large multi-country evaluation of four programs. It takes stock of what worked and what didn’t work when evaluating the outcomes of a diverse set of lobby and advocacy strategies and activities.

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