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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...
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...
USAID/Colombia Introduces Political Economy Analysis to Better Adapt Programming to Local Contexts (CLA Case Competition, p. 2)Sharp, P. - 2015 - USAID
Political economy analysis (PEA) aims to situate development interventions within an understanding of the prevailing political and economic processes in society – specifically, the incentives, relationships, and distribution and contestation of power between different groups and individuals. Such an analysis can support more politically feasible and therefore more effective development strategies by setting realistic expectations …
Power Above and Below the Waterline: Bridging Political Economy and Power AnalysisPettit, J., & Mejía Acosta, A. - 2014 - IDS Bulletin, 45(5), 9–22
Tips for Conducting a Gender Analysis at the Activity or Project LevelCozzarelli, C. - 2010 - USAID
I. What is gender analysis? II. Relevant sections of the ADS III. Process – What should you do to collect the information you need to conduct a gender analysis at the activity or project level? IV. What questions should you ask in the context of doing your gender analysis? - Access - Knowledge, Beliefs, and Perceptions - Practices and Participation - Time and Space - Legal Rights and Status - Power and Decision-making IV. What should you do after you ask these questions?
Political economy analysis is a powerful tool for improving the effectiveness of aid. Bridging the traditional concerns of politics and economics, it focuses on how power and resources are distributed and contested in different contexts, and the implications for development outcomes. It gets beneath the formal structures to reveal the underlying interests, incentives and institutions that enable or frustrate change. Such insights are important if we are to advance challenging agendas around...
Politically informed approaches to gender in fragile and conflict-affected settings: insights from an expert meetingn.d. - ODI
A summary of key insights from an expert meeting about politically informed approaches to gender in fragile and conflict-affected settings.
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