Thinking and Working Politically Community of Practice

Several initiatives underway within the international development community are advocating fundamental changes to the way development assistance is conceived and implemented. Since November 2013, a group of senior officials from major donors, along with practitioners and researchers, have been working together to promote thinking and working politically (TWP) in development. DLP researchers are among those involved in this community of practice.

For more information, see this note on 'The case for thinking and working politically' (PDF, 4pp).

See twpcommunity.org.

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Tuesday 14th March 2017

DLP Research Fellow Niheer Dasandi has co-authored a new article on how bureaucrats and politicians interact, and how this affects reform efforts. It appears in 'Public Administration and Development'.

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Power and systems, and their role in developmental change: Guest seminar with Duncan Green

Tuesday 21st February 2017

Seeing power and complex social systems clearly is the first step towards supporting positive developmental change, says Oxfam Strategic Director and DLP research partner Duncan Green. He discussed the themes of his latest book at a recent International Development Department guest seminar at the University of Birmingham.

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