Shaping solutions from learnings in PAIs: a Blueprint

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-397
JournalThe Learning Organisation
Volume23
Issue number6
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Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2016
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Purpose: This paper presents a blueprint of a portal that enables a learning interface. This is between experience sharers and solution seekers in the domain of Poverty Alleviation Interventions (PAIs). Practitioners working on PAIs are often confined to searching from within ‘lessons learned’ repositories, and also from within limited disparate networks configured by aid agencies and consultancies. They do not, as of yet, have access to a comprehensive portal that explores the pool of knowledge carriers, and also and evaluates their efficacy, in contributing to customised solutions.

Design: The paper critiques the sufficiency of existing processes for feedback generation and it’s feed-forward thereof to support in PAIs. In relating to varying contexts of poverty alleviation interventions and experiences that exist from practice, it presents an internet enabled interface. We then illustrate how the proposed internet enabled interface it can deliver to specific issues and problems in different across differing PAI poverty alleviation intervention contexts.

Findings: The SOLVER portal and its process map that are configured and simulated using case vignettes aim to present create an interface environment between sharers and seekers for shaping customized solutions from past experiences for PAIs.

Originality and Value: Improving the performance of PAIs is crucial for societal goals of equitable living and access to opportunity spaces. PAIs practitioners are aware of the wealth of past experiences, but then, struggle to find a coherent and approachable portal that can churn these in response to their specific and contextual needs.

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