Doing Development Differently in Myanmar

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…

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Doing Development Differently in Vietnam

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…

Doing Development Differently in the Philippines

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 like the Philippines and apply these…

Still doing development differently

By Matt Andrews, Jaime Faustino, Leni Wild The global development community is getting better at testing different development approaches, sharing results and failures, and collaborating on unconventional ways we think about, support and implement development initiatives. Yet, too many initiatives fail to address the tremendous complexity of development challenges, promoting irrelevant interventions that have little…

How South Korea is doing development differently

By Yogesh Rajkotia The South Korean flag. The Asian country’s approach just might be the one needed to help developing countries achieve universal health coverage. Photo by: Jonathan O’Donnell / CC BY-NC-SA This past December, I spoke at the Korea Foundation for International Healthcare’s 2014 International Forum on Universal Health Coverage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I…

The challenges of managing development differently

By Pablo Yanguas On April 2nd ODI hosted a group of aid practitioners and public sector researchers gathered for the purpose of discussing whether the “Doing Development Differently” (DDD) agenda can in fact be managed by development organisations. It seemed like a very necessary step after the “Doing Development Differently” Manifesto and ODI report, which…

Political Patience

By Matt Andrews I have been actively engaged in trying out new ways of doing development differently, with direct and indirect PDIA experiments. I am learning a lot through these engagements. Some of the lessons are about leadership and politics in the change process. My primary lesson in this area is that politics is always…