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Beyond “Lack of Political Will”: Elaborating Political Economy Concepts to Advance “Thinking and Working Politically” Comment on “Health Coverage and Financial Protection in Uganda: A Political Economy Perspective”Ssennyonjo, A. - 2022 - International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 1
Political economy analysis (PEA) has been advanced as critical to understanding the political dimensions of policy change processes. However, political economy (PE) is not a theory on its own but draws on several concepts. Nannini et al, in concert with other scholars, emphasise that politics is characterised by conflict, contestation and negotiation over interests, ideas and power as various agents attempt to influence their context. This commentary reflects how Nannini et al wrestled with...
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...
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...
What is Political Economy Analysis (PEA) and why does it matter in development?Teskey, G. - 2020, September 2 - From Poverty to Power
Graham Teskey shares a great internal links round up and guide to 'political economy analysis'
Politically informed approaches to gender in fragile and conflict-affected settings (Working Paper No. 578; p. 16)Castillejo, C., Domingo, P., George, R., & O’Connell, S. - 2020 - ODI
This report summarises the discussions at a meeting held in September 2019 of a group of global development research and policy experts and practitioners, convened by ODI and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, to share experiences and knowledge, reflect on what we already know about working politically on gender in fragile and conflict-affected settings (FCAS), and identify what further evidence would be useful. Key messages: - It is important to identify, document and learn from...
Applying Power Analysis: Using the ‘Powercube’ to explore forms, levels and spacesGaventa, J. - 2019 - In R. McGee & J. Pettit (Eds.), Power, Empowerment and Social Change
In a complex, globalised and rapidly changing world, power dynamics are multidimensional, constantly evolving, and full of complexity. The ‘powercube’ (Gaventa, 2006) is an approach to power analysis which can be used to examine the multiple forms, levels and spaces of power, and their interactions. Building on earlier work on power, and elaborated and popularised in collaboration with other colleagues through the web site powercube.net and numerous other resources, the powercube has been...
Putting Gender into Political Economy Analysis: why it matters and how to do itBrown, E., Haines, R., & O’Neil, T. - 2018, October 11 - From Poverty to Power
Gender specialists from Oxfam and Care introduce a new guide that covers both theory and practice of including gender in political economy analysis.
Thinking and Working Politically through Applied Political Economy Analysis. A guide for practitioners [Text]Rocha Menocal, A., Cassidy, M., Swift, S., … Tservil, I. - 2018 - USAID
Thinking and Working Politically (TWP) through Applied Political Economy Analysis (PEA). A guide for practitioners Have you ever done everything right in a development program — followed every technical best practice — but still missed the mark? When this happens, it often relates to factors in the context beyond any external development actor’s ability to control.
The Beginner’s Guide to Political Economy Analysis (PEA)Whaites, A. - 2017 - National School of Government International
Over the last two decades aid agencies and academics have been on a journey of lesson learning and adaptation in relation to `politics.’ This journey has been driven by a determination to improve impact in all areas of development, but for some time it was particularly associated with work on public sector reform. Now, however, there is an increasing expectation that Political Economy Analysis (PEA) should be part and parcel of designing and implementing any programme or activity (and a...
Connecting the Dots: Systems Practice & Political Economy AnalysisWalker, T., & Jacobstein, D. - 2017, March - Local Systems Community
This slide deck, from a presentation to the Local Systems Community by Tjip Walker and David Jacobstein, shows various ways in which assessing the political economy of a context and understanding that context through the lens of systems thinking can reinforce each other. Effective systems practice should be grounded in the incentives and power dynamics of a particular local system; thinking and working politically requires understanding the systems dynamics of an issue or sector.
Political Economy Analysis – Guidance for legal technical assistance (p. 24) [Guidance note]Denney, L., & Domingo, P. - 2017 - ROLE UK
Political economy analysis is about understanding how change in relation to rule of law and international development is embedded within and shaped by political and economic relations that interact and are particular to each context. These political economy dynamics determine the distribution of power and resources within any given society and must be taken into account when attempting to achieve change. Political economy analysis is important in the justice sector because rule of law and...
Using political economy analysis in conflict, security and justice programmes (p. 20) [Toolkit]Denney, L. - 2016 - ODI
Political Economy Analysis (PEA) is a field-research methodology used to explore not simply how things happen in an aid-recipient country, but why things happen. It results in a written assessment with recommendations for a mission's County Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), project or activity design, or course correction during implementation.USAID's Applied PEA is a problem-focused method specially intended to be used by Mission staff to inform the design of aid interventions at any...
From political economy analysis to doing development differently: a learning experienceBooth, D., Harris, D., & Wild, L. - 2016 - ODI
A study of how development efforts can be strengthened by an awareness of political economy, reflecting on the experiences of PoGo policy researchers.
Mind the gaps: What’s missing in political economy analysis and why it mattersHudson, D., & Marquette, H. - 2015 - In A. Whaites, E. Gonzalez, S. Fyson, & G. Teskey (Eds.), A Governance Practitioner’s Notebook: Alternative Ideas and Approaches - OECD
The Governance Practitioner’s Notebook takes an unusual approach for the OECD-DAC Network on Governance (GovNet). It brings together a collection of specially written notes aimed at those who work as governance practitioners within development agencies. It does so, however, without attempting to offer definitive guidance – instead aiming to stimulate thinking and debate. To aid this process the book is centred on a fictional Governance Adviser. The Notebook’s format provides space for...
Barriers to Political Analysis in Aid Bureaucracies: From Principle to Practice in DFID and the World BankYanguas, P., & Hulme, D. - 2015 - World Development, 74, 209–219
Politics has become a central concern in development discourse, and yet the use of political analysis as a means for greater aid effectiveness remains limited and contested within development agencies. This article uses qualitative data from two governance “leaders” – the United Kingdom Department for International Development and the World Bank – to analyze the administrative hurdles facing the institutionalization of political analysis in aid bureaucracies. We find that programing,...
SAVI Approach Paper 4: Thinking and Working Politically - Supporting partners and staff through a participatory apporach to political economy analysisSAVI - 2015 - DFID
Thinking and acting politically is central to the SAVI programme. We support staff and partners to analyse the power relations that shape change in their state, and to use this knowledge to inform their decision-making. This includes decisions made by SAVI state teams relating to the issues and partners they engage with and support, and...
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