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Thinking and working politically in Somalia: A case study on the Somalia Stability Fund (p. 36)Laws, E. - 2018 - TWP Coommunity of Practice and ODI
Working effectively through partnerships - Lessons from Institutions for Inclusive Development in Tanzania [Briefing note]Laws, E. - 2020 - ODI
• This paper looks critically at the approach to value for money (VfM) in the Institutions for Inclusive Development (I4ID) programme – an adaptive, politically smart governance programme in Tanzania. • Adaptive, politically smart programmes like I4ID aim to deliver VfM by learning about what will work in complex environments, and quickly incorporating those lessons into delivery. When functioning properly, they can rapidly wind down activities as new information emerges and divert funding...
Mainsreaming gender in an adaptive, politically smart governance programme - Lessons from Institutions for Inclusive Development in TanzaniaLaws, E. - 2020 - ODI
• This paper looks at the experience of gender mainstreaming in the Institutions for Inclusive Development (I4ID) programme – an adaptive, politically smart governance programme in Tanzania. • When development programmes try to engage with political stakeholders and align with the priorities of wider coalitions there is a danger that gender equality is de-prioritised. • It is important that formal political economy analysis, as well as other data collection, analysis and consultation...
Rethinking value for money for adaptive, politically smart programmes - Lessons from Institutions for Inclusive Development in Tanzania [Briefing note]Laws, E. - 2020 - ODI
- This short paper draws out lessons for working effectively with and through partners, based on the experience of the Institutions for Inclusive Development (I4ID) programme – an adaptive, politically smart governance programme in Tanzania. • Cultivating effective partnerships can be a key part of delivering locally legitimate projects that have the potential to create sustainable change. Adaptive and politically informed ways of working create specific opportunities and challenges for...
Thinking and working politically: Reviewing the evidence on the integration of politics into development practice over the past decadeLaws, E., & Marquette, H. - 2018 - TWP Community of Practice
Thinking and working politically: An introduction to key ideas, examples and further readingLaws, E., & Marquette, H. - 2018, March - TWP Community of Practice, London
Value for money and adaptive programming - Approaches, measures and management [Working Paper]Laws, E., & Valters, C. - 2021 - ODI
- The United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)’s standard economy, efficiency, effectiveness/cost-effectiveness and equity (4E) framework is still relevant for approaching, measuring and managing value for money (VfM) for adaptive programmes. • However, this framework needs to be reframed to capture and incentivise flexibility, learning and adaptation. • VfM appraisal and reporting should be done in a way that draws on beneficiary feedback and informs good...
What Does the Evidence Tell Us about ‘Thinking and Working Politically’ in Development Assistance?Dasandi, N., Laws, E., Marquette, H., & Robinson, M. - 2019 - Politics and Governance, 7(2), 155
Abstract: This paper critically reviews evidence on ‘thinking and working politically’ in development. Scholars and practitioners have increasingly recognised that development is fundamentally political, and efforts are underway to develop more politically informed ways of thinking and working. The literature does not yet constitute a strong evidence base to link these efforts to more effective aid programming: much evidence is anecdotal, does not meet high standards of robustness, is not...
LearnAdapt: a synthesis of our work on adaptive programming with DFID/FCDO (2017–2020) (Briefing Note)Laws, E., Pett, J., Proud, E., & Rocha Menocal, A. - 2021 - ODI
Key takeaways. • Development is not linear or straightforward, but rather complex, uncertain and context-specific. This calls for international development actors to work differently, in ways that are based on deliberate experimentation, learning and adaptation, to inform decisions and drive effective development. • Although it might go by different names, adaptive programming has been used in a variety of areas and fields in both the public and private sectors. Development practitioners...
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