Results 72 resources
Thinking and Working Politically in the Land Sector in Mekong RegionBurns, T., Ingalls, M., & Rickersey, K. - 2022, September 11 - FIG Congress 2022, Warsaw, Poland
In recent decades, the World Bank and many bilateral development partners have provided funding to support land administration reform. Traditional land administration reform projects focus on the economic and technical design of interventions based on a library of best practice, commonly avoiding the “messy politics” typically involved in land governance. Experience and lessons from land administration reform initiatives have been documented and a recurrent theme is that many projects fail...
Where have we got to on Thinking and Working Politically? Update and a Mildly Heretical Thought. – FP2PGreen, D. - 2022, July 14 - From Poverty to Power
Headed off recently to discuss the state of Thinking and Working Politically within the aid sector. This is a loose network of aid wonks that came together to try and move aid from a pure focus on technical issues, towards taking account of power and politics and why they can facilitate/frustrate attempts to make change happen in any given context. It was great to be in a room with others (50/50 in person and online) – the neurons fire in a way that just doesn’t happen online (but I also...
Thinking and Working Politically on Health Systems Resilience: Learning from the experience of Cameroon, Nepal and South Africa during COVID-19 (pp. 6–16)Williams, G. - 2022 - TWP Community of Practice
Integrated Governance: Achieving Governance Results and Contributing to Sector Outcomes (RR-0046-2205; RTI Press Publication)Frazer, S., Granius, M., Brinkerhoff, D. W., & McGregor, L. - 2022 - RTI Press
Achieving broad-based socio-economic development requires interventions that bridge disciplines, strategies, and stakeholders. Effective sustained progress requires more than simply an accumulation of sector projects, and poverty reduction, individual wellbeing, community development, and societal advancement do not fall neatly into sectoral categories. However, researchers and practitioners recognize key operational challenges to achieving effective integration that stem from the structures...
Second (and Third) Thoughts on Adaptive Management and Thinking and Working PoliticallyGreen, D. - 2022, April 6 - From Poverty to Power
Self-Critical reflections on AM and TWP. Linking it with The Hype Cycle - "it feels like we are heading downward to the ‘trough of disillusionment’ form the initial peak of ‘inflated expectations’, but we will bounce back to something more sustained, that becomes a permanent feature of the aid landscape".
Thinking and working politically: What have we learned since 2013? – FP2PGreen, D. - 2022, February 1 - From Poverty to Power
It’s always a red letter day when a new paper from Graham Teskey drops. His most recent is Thinking and working politically: What have we learned since 2013? For those that don’t know him, Graham is a consummate insider-outsider within the aid sector – long stints at DFID (UK), DFAT (Australia) and now Abt (Management Consultants). From this vantage point he has been one of the leading proponents of ‘thinking and working politically’, always ready to call out the hand-wavey academics and...
Monitoring and evaluation for thinking and working politicallyAston, T., Roche, C., Schaaf, M., & Cant, S. - 2022 - Evaluation, 28(1), 36–57
This article explores the challenges of monitoring and evaluating politically informed and adaptive programmes in the international development field. We assess the strengths and weaknesses of some specific evaluation methodologies which have been suggested as particularly appropriate for these kinds of programmes based on scholarly literature and the practical experience of the authors in using them. We suggest that those methods which assume generative causality are particularly well...
Thinking and working politically: What have we learned since 2013 (p. 24)Teskey, G. - 2021 - TWP Community of Practice
The Thinking and Working Politically (TWP) Community of Practice (CoP) was established at a small meeting tacked on at the end of a meeting of Governance Advisers working for the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development (DFID) on South and South-East Asian countries, held in Delhi in November 2013. Since then, a number of meetings have been held throughout the world, each addressing different issues; ‘TWP’ has entered the lexicon of mainstream development; the CoP has...
Energy Governance in Developing Countries — A New Approach (p. 9) [Briefing]Mcculloch, N. - 2021 - The Policy Practice & Chemonics
In 2015, leaders from around the world agreed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. The seventh goal (SDG7) is: “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.” In the same year, the world’s leaders concluded the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change, which will require a global transition in the energy sector away from the use of fossil fuels. Yet, despite growing investments in clean energy in many developing countries, the...
Why Tackling Energy Governance in Developing Countries Needs a Different Approach (p. 30)McCulloch, N. - 2021 - The Policy Practice & Chemonics
Global efforts to improve energy access and quality and to tackle climate change need a different approach to addressing poor energy governance. In 2015, leaders from around the world agreed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030.1 The seventh goal (SDG7) is “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.” In the same year, the world’s leaders concluded the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change, which will require a global...
Risk navigation for Thinking and Working Politically: The work and disappearance of Sombath SomphoneSims, K. - 2020 - Development Policy Review, dpr.12527
Abstract Motivation On December 15, 2012 Sombath Somphone was abducted at a police checkpoint in his home city of Vientiane, the capital of Laos; his whereabouts remain unknown. This article considers his work and disappearance through the lens of Thinking and Working Politically (TWP) approaches to development. The article is supportive of TWP, but emphasizes the significant risks of politicized programming in authoritarian contexts. Purpose By examining the case of Sombath Somphone, the...
Book Review: ‘Thinking and Working Politically in Development’Green, D. - 2020, September 4 - From Poverty to Power
Review of a new book that explores the 'secret sauce' of Coalitions for Change - an unusually successful governance programme in the Philippines
Navigating adaptive approaches for development programmes (No. 589; Working Paper, p. 31)Pett, J. - 2020 - ODI
This working paper compares six of the most prominent adaptive approaches to emerge over the past two decades. Three come from the world of innovation, largely in the private sector (agile, lean startup and human-centred design), and three from the global development sector (thinking and working politically, forms of adaptive management and problem-driven iterative adaptation). While all of these approaches are valuable when used in the right context, practitioners may be perplexed by the...
Webinar - Practicing Thinking and Working Politically (TWP): Voices from the FieldSID - 2020, July 22 - Society for International Development.
Current thinking on effective international development interventions highlights the importance of “thinking and working politically” (TWP). Among the emerging lessons of experience is that thinking politically, using tools such as political economy analysis, is more easily undertaken than working politically. How can the two pillars of TWP be effectively integrated? What challenges exist and how have practitioners confronted them? This session focuses on listening to voices from the...
Thinking and working politically with technology: State of the art meets art of the stateThampi, G., & Nixon, N. - 2020, June 5 - From Poverty to Power
Based on its work in Sri Lanka, The Asia Foundation argues for greater attention to the local political dynamics into which digital solutions are introduced
Thinking and Working Politically in development - Coalitions for Change in The PhilippinesSidel, J. T., & Faustino, J. - 2020 - The Asia Foundation
The Asia Foundation and the Australian Embassy in the Philippines today released a new publication, Thinking and Working Politically in Development: Coalitions for Change in the Philippines. Written by London School of Economics and Political Science Professor John T. Sidel and The Asia Foundation’s Jaime Faustino, the book examines the first phase of the Coalitions for Change program (2012-2018) and the contributions to key development policy reforms in the Philippines. The book is a...
What we’re missing by not getting our TWP alphabet straightMarquette, H. - 2019, July 3 - From Poverty to Power
Heather Marquette grapples with aid's alphabet soup, and explains why DDD, TWP, PDIA etc are different and why that matters
From Thinking Politically To Working Politically: Are We Really Doing Development Any Differently?2019, June 18
In June it will be seven years since the Center for Global Development published the Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) paper. Few academic papers have had such an impact on development thinking. The question is whether the paper – and subsequent debate and experimentation - have had a demonstrable and beneficial impact on development practice. Experience to date suggests thinking politically is easier than working politically. Practitioners in development agencies, governments and...
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...
Thinking and Working Politically in Economic Development Programmes – Some Sprints and Stumbles from a DFID Programme in KyrgyzstanKoleros, A., & Rinnert, D. - 2019, February 6 - From Poverty to Power
A DFID programme in Kyrgyzstan offers useful insights into how the Thinking and Working Politically approach can escape from its governance ghetto
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