DFID learning event on analysing political settlements

Two DLP staff members, Director Heather Marquette and Senior Research Fellow Alina Rocha Menocal (who is on secondment from ODI), joined a DFID panel discussion on 27 August. This addressed the question: 'How can we Analyse Political Settlements, Institutions & Citizens and get a Better Line of Sight to our Country and Sector Programming?'
 
It was part of a learning event for staff using DFID's Country Poverty Reduction Diagnostic (CPRD), a key element of the department's recently introduced 'Smart Rules'. Other panellists included David Booth (Senior Research Fellow, ODI) and senior staff members from DFID country offices.
 
The panel answered questions and shared positive experiences of translating CPRD and other political economy analyses into decisive changes to programming and operation, at the overall country programme or sector level. They also discussed how to make sure that CPRD and other political analyses are of high quality. 
 
The CPRD is central to the recent revamp of DFID's operating framework, helping to identify the underlying barriers to poverty reduction, the space for UK action and the most transformational investments. 
 
See resources from DLP's research on political settlements and the politics of inclusion, which is led by Alina Rocha Menocal.
 

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