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PDIA in action (M. Andrews & S. Samji, Eds.)Andrews, M., & Samji, S. (Eds.) - 2021 - Center for International Development, Harvard University
Learning from our experience in 2020, we asked the alumni of our HKS Implementing Public Policy (IPP) Executive Education program, if they wanted to work with our students on their nominated problems. Eight IPP alumni, William Keith Young, Adaeze Oreh, Milzy Carrasco, Kevin Schilling, Artem Shaipov, George Imbenzi, David Wuyep, and Raphael Kenigsberg, who had been trained on PDIA and implementation, signed up to work with our students. Thirty-seven students signed up to take the course...
Understanding Strategic Capacity in Constituency-Based OrganizationsJane Booth-Tobin, Kal Munis, Lynsy Smithson-Stanley, & Hahrie Han - 2021 - The P3 Lab, Johns Hopkins University
Movement organizations work in inherently uncertain political environments. Whether an organization is advocating for a new minimum wage, working to close a private prison, or seeking to influence an election, the terrain they are operating on shifts nearly every day. That is increasingly true as political uncertainty rises in the 21st century, particularly for historically race-class subjugated communities. Any movement-based organization seeking to build, exercise, and win political power...
Let’s Take the Con Out of Randomized Control Trials in Development (CID Faculty Working Paper No. 399; p. 40)Pritchett, L. - 2021 - Center for International Development, Harvard University
The enthusiasm for the potential of RCTs in development rests in part on the assumption that the use of the rigorous evidence that emerges from an RCT (or from a small set of studies identified as rigorous in a “systematic” review) leads to the adoption of more effective policies, programs or projects. However, the supposed benefits of using rigorous evidence for “evidence based” policy making depend critically on the extent to which there is external validity. If estimates of causal impact...
Celebrate 20 years of Outcome Mapping with the OMLC Stewards plus special guests in this 90 minute webinar. - Exclusive celebration video with Outcome Blues soundtrack - Fireside chat with the authors of the OM manual, Sarah Earl, Fred Carden & Terry Smutylo, to hear their views on OM’s evolution since the 2001 publication - Launch of our new paper presenting core concepts of OM and guiding practices for transformative change, with special guests Sonal Zaveri & Julius Nyangaga as discussants
How to do Adaptive Management in 15 easy steps – from a top new toolkit – FP2PGreen, D. - 2021, April 21 - From Poverty to Power
A top Toolkit on Adaptive Management. But is that a good idea? – FP2PGreen, D. - 2021, April 20 - From Poverty to Power
Building a Movement of Public Problem Solvers - Building State CapabilitySamji, S. - 2021, April 19 - Building State Capability
Solving public problems is a hard and thankless job. One that is undertaken with a shortage of time as well as resources, and often under pressure to deliver results. A common approach used to solve public problems is to develop a plan, sometimes with experts, and then to assume that implementation will happen on autopilot. To quote Mike Tyson, “Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.” The question is, what do you do after you get punched? Continue with your existing plan? Or do you learn from the punch?
Implementing adaptive management: A front-line effort — Is there an emerging practice? (Working Paper)Teskey, G., & Tyrrel, L. - 2021 - Abt Associates
Among the many principles that currently inform donor-funded development initiatives, three appear to stand out: they should be politically informed, locally led, and adaptive. There is as yet little practical guidance for aid implementers regarding how to operationalise these approaches. What will it take to shift practice away from linear and planned approaches, towards models which foster local leadership and which engage with emergent and complex systems? This paper suggests that the...
Lessons learned from PERL and partners’ response to the COVID-19 crisis (p. 39)Sharp, S., Nwachukwu, T., & Srivatsa, S. I. - 2021 - PERL Programme
The first case of COVID-19 in Nigeria was confirmed on 27 February 2020, with the first lockdown orders issued on 30 March 2020. The pandemic and resultant containment measures have had farreaching socio-cultural, economic, financial and political implications, globally as well as in Nigeria. For the Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) and its partners, the pandemic has required considerable adaptation of their strategic approach and working practices. This report reflects on...
“Development”: A visual story of shifting powerFaciolince, M., & Obando, H. - 2021, March 23 - From Poverty to Power
The work of shifting power is fundamentally the work of changing our gaze. People act on how they see, and to change how we see, is to radically change how we act. By not exploring other forms of expressing, looking and creating, we’re limiting ourselves. The development space is fixated on the written word. ... This exhibit, called “‘Development’: a visual story of shifting power”, tells the story of ‘development’, from its origin to its current challenge, from its contradictions to its...
A Guide to Assessing the Political Economy of Domestic Climate Change Governance [Working Paper]Worker, J., & Palmer, N. - 2021 - World Resources Institute
This paper discusses how understanding the domestic political economy of climate governance is critical for developing informed strategies to build and sustain political ambition. It provides guidance and a methodology for domestic stakeholders to determine the types of institutional reforms, incentives, coalitions, and policy design that can entrench long-term political support for climate ambition. The assessment can also help users identify political barriers to more equitable climate...
Theory-Based Approaches to Evaluation: Concepts and PracticesTreasury Board of Canada Secretariat - 2021 - Government of Canada
This document introduces some of the key concepts of theory-based approaches to evaluation. It is hoped that readers will be encouraged by the information and advice provided in this document and will explore the use (e.g., through pilot evaluations) of theory-based approaches to evaluation in a federal setting. To support this, Sections 1.0 to 8.0 of the document describe the general application of theory-based approaches to evaluation, and Sections 9.0 and 10.0 discuss the potential...
The Future of Development: “Make Happen” with Portfolios of OptionsCHÔRA Foundation - 2021 - CHÔRA Foundation
This Green Paper intends to review key elements of the problem that Development actors will confront as a new decade opens up ahead of us. It will articulate a solution that we believe should become an inherent feature of Development programs and initiatives. This is the outcome of an intense period of experiences and reflections in the Development space across different geographies and institutional mandates and activities, during which the Foundation has collaborated with institutions such...
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...
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...
20 years of Outcome Mapping - Evolving practices for transformative changeOM Learning Community - 2021 - Outcome Mapping Learning Community
To mark 20 years of Outcome Mapping, this paper presents the core principles and concepts that are foundational to using the approach. It also presents a set of guiding practices to support transformative change. The OMLC Stewards presented the paper at a special webinar on 29th April 2021 - see the link below for the recording.
Adaptive Learning Guide: A pathway to stronger collaboration, learning, and adapting (p. 86)Ross, J., Karlage, J., Etheridge, J., … Hirschhorn, L. - 2021 - USAID MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator
The purpose of this Adaptive Learning Guide is to provide MOMENTUM project teams with the information and resources to integrate adaptive learning into the design, implementation, and improvement of MNCH/FP/RH programs. This guide provides a conceptual introduction to adaptive learning using links to existing resources and real-world examples of how adaptive learning can drive continuous learning and improvement in project work. The guide is built upon three foundational assumptions: We work...
Key Messages New principles for OECD DAC members on ‘Managing for Sustainable Development Results’ emphasise tailoring result management approaches to different contexts; balancing internal compliance with empowerment at ground level; and adapting implementation in the pursuit of long-term outcomes. However development organisations face numerous challenges in aligning with these principles in practice. Reporting and evidence collection processes do not consistently encourage adaptive...
International aid must use different approaches to address the massive systemic problems it seeks to solve.
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