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A new era for development – the future or already reality?

by Arnaldo Pellini Michael Woolcock, the Lead Social Development Specialist at the World Bank, gave the keynote speech at the International Conference on Best Development Practices and Policies organized by the State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) on August, 19-20 in Jakarta. He is one of the leading voices in the debate around new ways…

How is doing development differently evolving?

In this video, participants at the Doing development differently: Philippines workshop discuss how doing development differently is evolving – including by providing a model for donors for how alternative approaches could be funded; moving on from defining what ‘doing development differently’ is, and looking instead at the practicalities of putting the approach into practice, and…

Doing development differently: what should change?

In this video, participants at the Doing development differently: Philippines workshop discuss the future of doing development differently – and what needs to change; what comes next for doing development differently, including understanding how the concept can be introduced into large development organisations; broadening out to reach more people, and documenting stories from new sectors…

Doing Development Differently: Addressing corporate and professional incentives within donor agencies

The Asia Foundation’s Philippines office hosted the second “Doing Development Differently” workshop in collaboration with the UK’s Overseas Development Institute on April 27 to 28, 2015. The objective of the workshop was to explore innovative ways to use DDD in practice, and help development agencies draw insights from examples and to apply these lessons in…

DDD and large programmes: possible?

By Arnaldo Pellini and Budiati Prasetiamartati Approaches to complex social problems often start on the wrong foot, because they prescribe solutions and promise results. The Doing Development Differently (DDD) community instead advocates for something slightly different: to be problem driven, to try to work with conveners who know how to work politically, create space for…