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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