Together with our partners, we have organized several webinars on Political Economy Analysis and Adaptive Management:
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by Richard Burge, ITAD: A key issue for all DDLG programming is how to adapt to changing environments. This question is particularly relevant for fragile and conflict-affected situations, but not only. Also after having conducted a Political Economy Analysis, the question is often how to design a program that takes into account the power and interests of the stakeholders involved.
Jean Bossuyt, Head of Strategy, ECDPM:
This concluding seminar will take up how light PEAs might be taken up in the daily work and include amongst others a synthesis on key lessons learned of the series as well as evidence on the benefits when applying a PEA – what changed through PEAs – better project outcomes?
Andrew Sherriff, Head of Programme Strengthening European External Action, ECDPM, and Jean Bossuyt, Head of Strategy, ECDPM:
Development practitioners acquire a better understanding of the diversity of tools available to assess fragile contexts. They learn from practical experiences of donor agencies (particularly the EU) that have sought to select - and if needed combine - analytical tools to determine how best to intervene in fragile states and regions.
Jan van Heukelom, Senior Adviser Political Economy and Governance and
Bruce Byiers, Senior Policy Officer Economic Transformation and Trade Programme, ECDPM:
While poverty reduction essentially depends on raising incomes through employment, the political economy of employment creation is extremely complex. Policies to address employment sit at the nexus of trade policy, industrial policy, social policy, all affected by the business environment and rule of law. Additional complexity is brought by the need to promote "decent jobs".
Bruce Byiers, Senior Policy Officer Economic Transformation and Trade Programme, ECDPM: ECDPM has developed a five-lens analytical framework for unpacking political economy actors and factors in specific sectors, as well as in regional dynamics. This tool has been applied for country-level political economy analysis in the water sector. It has also been applied for analysing aspects of regional level dynamics in the water sector.
Jean Bossuyt, Head of Strategy ECDPM: Development practitioners acquire a better understanding of the ‘politics’ of decentralization and local governance reforms in a given context, including actors, interests involved, the configuration of powers (including on the ‘demand side’) and incentives to reform. Such PEAs can also help to identify the scope for progressive change as well as relevant entry points for action (including in countries with “blocked” decentralization processes).