Part 3 Governance in health - a practical guide
The presentation defines political economy and argues why PE analysis is important in the development context. It concludes with an outline of the main steps of PE analysis.
A powerpoint presentation done for the SDC DLGN F2F (Aswan, May 2013) which highlighs the importance of keeping political economy in mind when working for change.
Too many development initiatives have limited impact. This is because genuine development progress is complex: solutions are not simple, those who would benefit most lack power, those who can make a difference are disengaged, and so on. Many development initiatives fail to address this complexity, promoting irrelevant interventions that will have little impact.
Development assistance works best, and is least liable to do harm, when the people designing it are thinking and working politically (TWP). However, there has been a tendency to see TWP as mostly a matter for governance specialists.
This paper discusses the steps required to build a robust evidence base for ‘thinking and working politically’ (TWP) in development. It argues that better understanding what works, when and why is an important step in moving thinking and working politically into mainstream development programming.
This note is intended to provide World Bank sector- and project-based operational teams with an understanding of why and how to commission a political economy assessment.
This short paper describes the key components of the problem-driven framework, the relationships between them and how to use the framework to undertake analysis.
Aid donors have found it hard to move from thinking politically to working differently, but there is evidence that they can do so and that this improves outcomes. This paper highlights locally-led interventions that focused on locally salient issues and harnessed the local capacity to discover sound yet feasible solutions. These experiences could be replicated and taken to scale.