Adaptive Management is a way how to implement “Thinking and Working Politically". The key idea is that by understanding underlying factors of powers and interests in a programme, one can make ‘best guess’ designs of development interventions supported by coalitions of interest. When working through best guesses, the element of Adaptive Management comes to the forefront, where deliberative and ongoing learning about what works and what does not in a partnership or programme.
This practice paper offers a simple step by step guide to help development practitioners identify the critical actors and institutions needed to facilitate or block new policies.
The analysis of distributional effects of reforms at the macro - and micro - levels looks at the access to resources of different groups and individuals as well as the distribution of
benefits and power.
Understanding that stakeholders apply different power resources to influence reform processes.
The stakeholder analysis allows us to identify and analyse the different parties that can make or break a reform programme in a specific context.
The introduction to the 'Three basic tools' document focuses on the political economy lens.
In the Framework of Learn4Dev SDC organized a Webinar Series on Political Economy Analysis throughout 2017 with ECDPM.
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.