Register now for our free PDIA online course

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 core reading. We will offer two courses tailored to different audiences. Please read the descriptions below…

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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…

What we’ve learned from our first free PDIA online course

by Salimah Samji The broad principles that underpin the PDIA approach to building state capability are gaining traction in development and policy circles. We recently experimented with an online course 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…