Between Pragmatism and Structural Change: Future Security and Justice Programming in Difficult Places

By Tom Kirk Lisa Denny and Pilar Domingo at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) recently produced a timely short report on the future of security and justice programming. On the one hand, it responds to a growing movement among development practitioners to seriously consider how political economy analysis (PEA) and problem-driven iterative adaptation (PDIA) approaches…

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Resisting the formulaic: measuring the impact of aid on entrepreneurship and development

By Simon White y Simon White on February 24, 2016 There is a high degree of innovation happening in how donor and development agencies promote entrepreneurship and private sector development (PSD) in developing countries. Where once donors and developing country governments provided finance, training and other services directly to nascent enterprises, they now focus on…

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Would you like a how-to guide to make your organization more effective? We are delighted to announce PDIA: Building Capability by Delivering Results, a free two-part experiential online course that will provide you with the necessary frameworks and tools that you need to do PDIA (Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation) in your context. Watch the course…

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…