I hear the complaint all the time, "Okay, so you folks do all of this complexity stuff, but what is its value? In other words, how does it help to make the world a better place? Can you show us, for example, how to apply it? Can you show us how it helps to improve policy and its evaluation?"
With the latest development of CECAN the answer is "Yes, we can!"
CECAN stands for Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus, located in the UK. As stated on their website, "Nexus issues are complex, with
many diverse, interconnected factors involved. This presents a major
challenge to policy making because changing one factor can often have
unexpected knock-on effects in seemingly unrelated areas. We need new
ways to evaluate policy in these situations."
Now CECAN has a blog, which is very good. Various invited scholars have written some excellent pieces, as well as covering the latest events taking place at or around the goals of CECAN.
For those interested in policy and application, I highly recommend both CECAN and its BLOG.