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Special Issue: The unusual suspect? The private sector in knowledge partnerships for agricultural and rural development
Volume 9, Issue 3, published in December 2013, focuses on facilitating multi-stakeholder processes within knowledge management for development (KM4D). It builds on the Special Issue published in May 2011 on ‘Beyond the conventional boundaries of knowledge management: navigating the emergent pathways of learning and innovation for international development’ (Guest Editors: Laurens Klerkx, Laxmi Prasad Pant and Cees Leeuwis) which focused on the links between systems thinking in knowledge management for development (KM4D) and systems thinking in innovation management for development (IM4Dev). One of the conclusions of this Special Issue was that both approaches highlight the importance of having well-established linkages and information flows between different public and private actors, and of broad-based stakeholder collaboration.