Systems thinking and practice

Think tank: Institute of Development Studies

Author(s): Jim Woodhill; Juliet Millican

February 3, 2023

This report from UK think tank the Institute of Development Studies is a guide on systems thinking and practice in the context and needs of the UK’s FCDO.

The guide offers a common language and shared framing of systems thinking for FCDO and its partners. It explores what this implies for working practices, business processes and leadership. It also offers links to additional resources and tools on systems thinking. We hope it can support systems thinking to become more commonplace within the culture and practices of FCDO and working relations with partner organisations.