That was an excellent class today! Many thanks for all of your contributions .. And we ended with the good discussion about ‘thinking like a clinician’ vs. ‘thinking like an ecologist.’ So what do you think?: if you ran an agency trying to promote sustainable development, would you appoint more clinicians or ecologists as planners; more clinicians or ecologists as searchers? Share your thoughts!
And here’s another query for you: in the area and sector that you are studying, how do you find the right balance between planning and searching? Moreover, how can you set up a process to improve well-being that (following Woolcock’s talk) has the promise of scale, is sensitive to the cultural context, and helps to manage conflict? Again, please share your thoughts : )
(And as noted, here’s a nice blog that summarizes Easterly’s ideas of planning and searching.)