The New Positive Deviance Collaborative
From 2008-2012, the PD Initiative was funded by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation that allowed for it to focus on diversification and training.
With the dissolve of the Positive Deviance Initiative in 2014, a new international PD Collaborative was launched towards the end of 2017. The renaming is now reflected throughout the website.
The website still intends to keep PD practitioners, researchers and fans informed on the latest projects, studies and other activities related to the PD approach. In addition, this platform aims to connect PD “experts” and different PD networks with each other.
However, it does rely on input from the PD community to keep it up-to-date.
For any correspondence,
please contact us through email.
Early Stages of the Positive Deviance Research Collaborative
Within the last decade, there has been a sharp increase of PD concept based research
in many fields. In the short term, PDRC proposes to inform PD studies conducted by others, establish a broader evidence base, review the efficacy and effectiveness of the PD approach,
focusing on PD programming sectors selected by the PDRC members, such as public and global health, health care, education and possibly some frontier sectors such as climate
change and population migration.
While PDRC does not aim to be a research center, we are committed to supporting research, which involve PD conceptions. As the theory of PD
evolves and the collective vision matures, the scientific foundation, its concepts and strategies have to be systematized and evaluated to meet the burden of proof
with funding entities and broad professional organizations and to amplify the impact of PD. Click to learn more about PDRC.
*If you are a researcher who has previously used the PD concept and approach and would like to contribute to the development of PDRC,
please fill out this short questionnaire!