An increasing number of political economy studies are being applied in areas of service delivery: for instance in health, education, water and roads. What factors impede or facilitate that service delivery improvements can materialize?
The learning event is divided into two parts: Part 1 deals with political economy analysis at the level of cooperation strategies. Part 2 is tailored to operational needs relevant in different sectors.
Learning from Examples: a PowerPoint presentation. Building on the presentation in Session 16. V. Herrera compares two cities in Mexico how they have dealt with reforming their water sector.
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?'
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.
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
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.
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.