Registration for our free PDIA online course is now open!

We are delighted to announce that we will be offering The Practice of PDIA: Building Capability by Delivering Results once again, from September 3 – December 17, 2017.  This is a 15-week course for practitioners who are in the weeds of development and actually want to learn how to do PDIA. In this course you will have the opportunity…

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Register now for our free PDIA online course

<update> These courses are closed. You can read about what we learned from this iteration here. We are delighted to announce that we will be offering our free PDIA online course once again. This is our third iteration of the course and we will use the recently published “Building State Capability: Evidence, Analysis, Action” book as the…

Download the new PDIA book for free

By Salimah Samji We are delighted to inform you that our PDIA book entitled, “Building State Capability: Evidence, Analysis, Action” was just published by Oxford University Press. The book presents an evidence-based analysis of development failures and explains how capability traps emerge and persist. It is not just a critique, it also offers a way of doing…

Doing data differently: why data standards are political beasts

by Tom Orrell “‘All right’, said Deep Thought. ‘The Answer to the Great Question…’ ‘Yes..!’ ‘Of Life, the Universe and Everything…’ said Deep Thought. ‘Yes..!’ ‘Is…’ ‘Yes..!!!…?’ ‘Forty-two,’ said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm”. Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Devoid of context, numbers have no meaning; that’s the message that the…

Register now for the free PDIA online education program!

Would you like a how-to guide to make your organization more effective? We recently experimented with online education as a modality to diffuse the essence of PDIA with the long term objective of creating a global community of practice that collaborates, learns, shares and grows together, ultimately leading to more successful development outcomes. Watch the…