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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/The_Political_Economy_of_Roads_Reform_in_Uganda.jpg

    Aiding Economic Growth in Africa: The Political Economy of Roads Reform in Uganda

    This study is a contribution to ongoing efforts exploring the usefulness of political economy analysis for informing support to economic growth in DFID partner countries. It was commissioned with a view to informing a difficult operational policy choice: whether and how DFID should support a particular sectoral change process, a process with obvious potential but surrounded by several unanswered questions concerning political interests and institutional variables.

    Further Reading Document
    ODI
    2009
    David Booth, Frederick Golooba-Mutebi
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/Edelmann-2009-Analysing-and-managing-the-political-dynamics-of-sector-reform-PE-Approaches.jpg

    Analysing and managing the political dynamics of sector reforms: a sourcebook on sector-level political economy approaches

    This sourcebook provides an up-to-date overview of a selection of the most insightful approaches, frameworks and studies designed to analyse and manage political dynamics of sector reforms in the context of development cooperation.

    Further Reading Document
    ODI
    2009
    David Edelmann
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/Harris%20Kooy-Jones-PE-Water-and-San.jpg

    Analysing the governance and political economy of water and sanitation service delivery

    How can the development community best analyse the governance and political economy of water supply and sanitation service delivery in developing countries? How can the analysis of governance and political economy of the sector inform policy, programming and influencing work? This Working Paper addresses the above questions.

    Further Reading Document
    ODI
    2011
    Daniel Harris, Michelle Kooy, Lindsey Jones
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/Harris%208350-analysing-politics-public-services-service-characteristics-approach.jpg

    Analysing the politics of public services: a service characteristics approach

    The service characteristics approach, described here, was developed as a tool to explain the political dynamics of particular services. It has been tested and elaborated in discussion with specialists in health, education, water and sanitation, focusing on current debates in each sector.

    Further Reading Document
    ODI, University of Birmingham
    2014
    Richard Batley, Daniel Harris
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/PE%20in-water_Seema-Manghee-and-Alice-Poole-2012.jpg

    Approaches to Conducting Political Economy Analysis in the Urban Water Sector

    This paper introduces the reader to political economy, explains how political economy analysis can be a useful -if not indispensable- operational tool and offers actual case studies across a spectrum of learning situations. This paper makes extensive use of case studies that apply political economy analysis. The cases span successful reformers, such as Chile and Senegal; reforms where the results are still incomplete or have not been replicated, such as Ghana and Panama; and those where reforms are pending, such as Pakistan.

    Further Reading Document
    World Bank
    2012
    Seema Manghee, Alice Poole
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/Reed-and-Fontana-2011-Corruption-and-illicit-financial-flows.jpg

    Corruption and illicit financial flows: The limits and possibilities of current approaches

    This paper attempts to clarify the links between illicit financial flows and corruption, and how corruption may be tackled by stemming such flows. For this purpose, it clarifies the terminology surrounding illicit flows, describes the impact of such flows, outlines the techniques used to launder them, and critically analyses existing policies designed to tackle illicit flows.

    Further Reading Document
    Chr. Michelsen Institute, Anti-Corruption Resource Centre
    2011
    Quentin Reed, Alessandra Fontana
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/ODI-Report-PE-East-Africa.jpg

    East African prospects: An update on the political economy of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

    Based on published research, media reports, the authors' inside knowledge on certain topics and recent interviews with well-placed observers in the region, this report is intended to provide guidance to any practical development organisation approaching a new phase of strategic planning in East Africa.

    Further Reading Document
    ODI
    2014
    David Booth, Brian Cooksey, Frederick Golooba-Mutebi, Karuti Kanyinga
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/Session%2016_Water_%20Instnl%20_%20Political%20Dimension.png

    Example of PE Analysis at the sector level: urban water

    A concrete example of PE analysis within the water sector in an urban area. PowerPoint presentation in English.

    Further Reading Document
    University of Connecticut
    2015
    Dra. Veronica Herrera
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/From-poverty-to-power-second-edition-231012-en.jpg

    From Poverty to Power: How active citizens and effective states can change the world

    This book explores many different ways in which poverty is being fought through the empowerment of the people whose deprivations relate ultimately to their helplessness in a badly organised world. The book discusses a number of different types of initiatives across the world that have enhanced and expanded the powers of the powerless and through that have reduced the unfreedoms that characterise the poverty of the deprived.

    Further Reading Document
    Oxfam
    2012
    Duncan Green
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/OECD-2012-International-Drivers-of-Corruption-A-Tool-for-Analysis.jpg

    International drivers of corruption: A tool for analysis

    This publication is a step towards a more innovative approach to addressing the effects of international drivers of corruption on the domestic political economy. It provides a hands-on tool for international agencies in development, tax co-operation, trade or security to clearly identify which international drivers are affecting the specific domestic governance environment, how they are affecting it, and where international action can best be leveraged.

    Further Reading Document
    OECD
    2012
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/8346-service-delivery-Leni-Wild-ODI.jpg

    Making sense of the politics of delivery: our findings so far

    In order to design and implement more politically informed programmes, practitioners need more – and more systematic and specific – evidence and guidance. To respond to this need, ODI began a new programme on the politics of delivery. This brief gives an overview of the programme's main ideas, activities and findings, and of its initial plans for future work.

    Further Reading Document
    ODI
    2013
    Marta Foresti, Tam O’Neil, Leni Wild
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/Junge-Syrdybaev-2012-Kyrgyzstan-WSS_Report_FINAL.jpg

    No one in charge: Kyrgyzstan’s water and sanitation supply sector

    This document is the final draft of a Risk Assessment Report and Risk Management Plan designed to inform the Asian Development Bank’s Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for the Kyrgyz Republic for the years 2012-2016.

    Further Reading Document
    ADB, DFID
    2012
    Nils Junge, Suiunbek Syrdybaev
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/ODI%202012-PEA-for-operations-in-water-and-sanitation-A-guidance-note.jpg

    Political economy analysis for operations in water and sanitation: A guidance note

    The purpose of this guidance note is to provide DFID staff with an overview of how Political Economy Analysis (PEA) can improve programme design in the water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector.

    Further Reading Document
    ODI
    2012
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/PEP-water.jpg

    Political economy analysis for operations in water and sanitation: A guidance note

    The purpose of this guidance note is to provide DFID staff with an overview of how Political Economy Analysis (PEA) can improve programme design in the water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector.

    Further Reading Document
    ODI
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/Koy-Harris-2012-PE-Water.jpg

    Political economy analysis for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) service delivery

    This project briefing provides a number of recommendations for practitioners using Political Economy Analysis in the Water, Sanitation anf Hygiene sector drawing on ODI research in Viet Nam and Sierra Leone.

    Further Reading Document
    ODI
    2012
    Michelle Kooy, Daniel Harris
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/Session%2015_Service%20delivery%20and%20Sector%20level%20PE.png

    Political economy in service delivery

    PowerPoint presentation in English. - How to analyze the service delivery sector with the PE glasses.

    Further Reading Document
    SDC
    2015
    Jonas Frank
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/PE-studies-water.jpg

    Strengthening pro-poor targeting of investments by African utilities in urban water and sanitation - the role of the International Development Association of the World Bank

    The research has focused on projects in three countries: Ghana, Burkina Faso and Tanzania. The study aims to assess how the inclusion of low-income areas and households is conceptualised in urban water supply and sanitation policies and strategies, designed in the specific projects under consideration and implemented on the ground.

    Further Reading Document
    ODI, SOAS, WaterAid
    2012
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/Summary-sheet-EC-analysing-sector-governance.jpg

    Summary sheet EC approach: Analysing Sector Governance

    How can political and institutional constraints be addressed so as to improve the effectiveness of aid at sector level? This section from a European Commission publication offers a framework for analysing sector governance.

    Further Reading Document
    European Commission
    2008
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/7790-service-delivery-focus-ODI.jpg

    The effects of sector characteristics on accountability relationships in service delivery

    This working paper approaches the question of what drives accountability and control in service delivery from a sector-specific perspective. It asks why certain opportunities for or constraints on accountability tend to recur around the delivery of particular services.

    Further Reading Document
    ODI
    2012
    Claire Mcloughlin, Richard Batley
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/Harris%20literature-review-PE-in-services-8893.jpg

    The governance of urban service delivery in developing countries - Literature review

    Because most international donors have been focusing on improving services in rural areas, it seemed particularly important to review the available knowledge and policy advice on the governance of service delivery in urban areas.

    Further Reading Document
    ODI
    2014
    Harry Jones, Ben Clench, Dan Harris
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/Saleth-and-Dinar-2004-The-Institutional-Economics-of-Water.jpg

    The Institutional Economics of Water: A Cross-Country Analysis of Institutions and Performance

    Although the nature and severity of water problems are different from country to country, one aspect is common to most countries: water scarcity – whether quantitative, qualitative, or both - originates more from inefficient use and poor management than from any real physical limits on supply augmentation. This is the crux of water crisis and such diagnosis raises our hope that the crisis can be averted by improving water use and management. But the task is not easy, as it involves radical changes in the way water resources are developed, allocated, and managed.

    Further Reading Document
    World Bank
    2004
    Maria Saleth, Ariel Dinar
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/Williams_2011_Disaster-risk-reduction.jpg

    The Political Economy of Disaster Risk Reduction

    This report addresses the central question of ‘what are the critical drivers that explain the uptake of disaster risk reduction policies, and how can national and international participants work to strengthen them?'

    Further Reading Document
    UNDP
    2011
    Gareth Williams
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/Chapter-10--The-Political-Economy-of-Private-Sector-Development-in-China.jpg

    The Political Economy of Private-Sector Development in China

    This chapter presents an empirical examination of the Chinese government’s relationship with the private sector. To what extent has the government retained direct control over productive activities rather than delegating them to private actors? To the extent that it has relied on the private sector, how have the respective roles of local and foreign firms changed over time?

    Further Reading Document
    Stephan Haggard, Yasheng Huang
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/OECD%202009-The-Political-Economy-of-Reform-lessons-from-ten-OECD-countries.jpg

    The political economy of reform

    The aim of this study is to identify political economy lessons that may be of use to policy makers seeking to design, adopt and implement structural reforms. It tries to learn in particular from pensions, product markets and labour markets in ten OECD countries.

    Further Reading Document
    OECD
    2009
    William Tompson, Robert Price
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/McLoughlin-and-Harris-2013-Water-Sri-Lanka.jpg

    The politics of progress on water and sanitation in Colombo, Sri Lanka

    This study explores the politics of urban water supply and sanitation delivery in the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka, where improvements in coverage have been achieved within a national context characterised by almost three decades of civil war. This isolated case offers an opportunity to unpick the role of politics in a story of 'relative' progress.

    Further Reading Document
    ODI
    2013
    Claire Mcloughlin, Daniel Harris
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/Harris%20PE%20for%20drinking-water-8640.jpg

    The technical is political: Understanding the political implications of sector characteristics for the delivery of drinking water services

    This brief aims to help bridge the gap between governance and sector specialists by examining the politics and governance of water supply through a technical, ‘sector characteristics’ lens.

    Further Reading Document
    ODI, University of Birmingham
    2013
    Nathaniel Mason, Daniel Harris, Richard Batley
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/Harris%20PE%20in-sanitation-8840.jpg

    The technical is political: Understanding the political implications of sector characteristics for the delivery of sanitation services

    This brief explores the interplay between the technical and political in relation to specific sectors, in this case sanitation. It examines the politics and governance of sanitation through a technical, ‘sector characteristics’ lens.

    Further Reading Document
    ODI, University of Birmingham
    2014
    Nathaniel Mason, Richard Batley, Daniel Harris
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/Harris%20PE%20in%20health-8888.jpg

    The technical is political: What does this mean in the health sector?

    This brief aims to help bridge the gap between governance and sector specialists by examining the politics and governance of the health sector through a ‘sector characteristics’ lens.

    Further Reading Document
    ODI, University of Birmingham
    2014
    Daniel Harris, Richard Batley, Joseph Wales
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/Harris-service-technical-characteristics-8328.jpg

    The technical is political: why understanding the political implications of technical characteristics can help improve service delivery

    Why do different services encounter particular constraints and opportunities in their delivery? In this brief, we explain why and how technical characteristics of particular sectors influence the incentives for politicians, service providers and service users, and the relationships between these groups. The approach presented here structures this understanding in a way that allows for comparisons across sectors, highlighting important differences and similarities between them.

    Further Reading Document
    ODI
    2013
    Daniel Harris, Claire Mcloughlin, Leni Wild
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/Junge-Fripp-2011-Understanding-the-Forestry-Sector-of---Armenia---Current-Conditions-and-Choices---Final-report.jpg

    Understanding the forestry sector of Armenia: current conditions and choices

    The current study seeks to provide a framework for implementing a sustainable forestry policy. Drawing on recent forest sector studies, the report summarizes current conditions, and examines choices facing the Government, based on a multi-dimensional understanding of forest resource use and misuse in Armenia. .

    Further Reading Document
    Forest Law Enforcement and Governance FLEG
    2011
    Nils Junge, Emily Fripp
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  • https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/DFID-2007-Understanding-the-politics-of-the-budget.-what-drives-change-in-the-process.jpg

    Understanding the politics of the budget: What drives change in the budget process?

    The purpose of this briefing note is to provide operational guidance on how to undertake politics of the budget reviews.It is largely based on evidence drawn from case studies commissioned in 2004 (Ghana, Malawi and Mozambique).

    Further Reading Document
    DFID
    2007
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