Beyond Conflict Sensitivity...

Move beyond awareness to true accountability. From Principle to Practice is a complete guide to implementing the Do No Harm principle in your work.

COLLABORATIVE LEARNING LEADS TO EFFECTIVE DOING

From Principle to Practice is the result of over twenty years of working with thousands of people in complex environments.

The techniques brought together in this book have been widely used, tested, and refined by the very best humanitarian and development organizations, peace builders, corporate social responsibility teams, and more. They are proven and effective, rigorous and practical.

FROM POLICY TO PRACTICE

Thousands of organizations including governments, UN agencies, humanitarian agencies, peacebuilding organizations, and corporations have use the Do No Harm principle to inform their policies.

Policy is supposed to guide practice, but implementing policy is always a challenge.

From Principle to Practice is also how you move Do No Harm from policy into practice.

TO CONFLICT ACCOUNTABILITY

For the past 23 years, Do No Harm has set the standard for responsible, accountable interventions.

LEARN THE TECHNIQUES TO PUT DO NO HARM INTO PRACTICE

What do you need to know to make good decisions?

  • You need to know the context—you need an accurate-enough map of reality.
  • You need to have a model of change—you need to know how change happens.
  • You need to know what you can do—you need to understand your own power and constraints.

From Principle to Practice gives you powerful, proven techniques for these and shows how to combine them so you can act with confidence.

Dividers and Connectors Analysis (DCA) reduces the amount of information about the context to a manageable level, while maintaining a focus on the most important factors for change.

The ABCs of Resources and Messages model how behavior—ours and others—changes the context affecting the important factors for change, again filtering information into a useable flow.

Critical Detail Mapping (CDM) makes your work and its details, criteria, and rationale explicit so that necessary shifts are quick and precise.

When we put these techniques together, we can observe and act in a rapidly changing context in near real time. We see the important factors, we know why they are changing, we know what we can do and where.

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Marshall Wallace

Marshall joined the Do No Harm Project in 1997. He was the Director of the project from 2001 through 2013. He has worked with hundreds of organizations around the world and trained thousands of people to transform their work based on the Do No Harm principle.