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IC Publications

Over the years we have written extensively about Community -led development. As the reference point for community-led development in New Zealand we are intent on building on international and local practice-based evidence to share and grow expertise here so all communities benefit.

Our publications provide both theory and practice, they tell stories; sharing what is working and what can be improved from a myriad of communities around Aotearoa.

To find out what you can share and adapt from this website, see IC’s Creative Commons Policy.


Our thinking

We are up to speed with the trends, emerging learning and evidence. And we are helping develop practice based evidence around effective community-led development.  In this section unpack complex theory and where possible highlight putting it into practice.

Our submissions

Inspiring Communities is working to influence communities as well as public, business and organisational policy to move from narrow ‘business as usual’ models to a more adaptive approach that understands and works with complexity. If we want things to be different, we have to do things differently.  Working with other community groups we provide submissions to… Read more »

Learning by doing

Noticing change is at the foundation of effective change. CLD is a long term game, and one where rules, models and evidence only take us so far. We are constantly reminded that not everything that counts can be easily measured. It’s therefore important that we embrace a ‘learning by doing’ approach in order to better… Read more »