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There is a growing recognition that political economy analysis (PEA) is an essential aspect of external donor assistance to complex health reform processes. USAID’s Vision for Health Systems Strengthening (2015–2019), for example, recognizes that “broad political economy issues often drive health systems organization,...
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These are practical tips to help develop broad coalitions for change and diverse stakeholder engagement, identifying allies beyond those already seized with an issue, and finding ways to collaborate with stakeholders who may have different reasons for joining a coalition
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This guidance is intended to inform USAID staff, especially Mission project design and management teams and OAA staff, on options for designing flexible, shock responsive programs and as well as options to respond to shocks through existing development programs that were not designed with shock responsiveness in mind.
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Successfully adapting your programmatic efforts and policy engagement to the context depends on maintaining your understanding of that context. Given this, continuous learning and feedback loops--not only about your programming, but also about the environment you are working within--are important...
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These tips are part of a series of tips and resources to support context-driven adaptation in programming. For other resources, see the public version of the Context-Driven Adaptation Collection or the internal staff version.While immediate programming benefits when it is implemented in a way that...
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These tips are part of a series of tips and resources to support context-driven adaptation in programming. For other resources, see the public version of the Context-Driven Adaptation Collection or the internal staff version.This note collects a few tips, from those who have managed partnerships as...
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These core resources accompany "Thinking and Working Politically through Applied PEA: A Guide for Practitioners" providing tools needed to plan and support PEA/TWP efforts.
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While there is no single way to structure any of the processes or documents associated with a PEA, these materials may be supportive of your efforts to consider, plan or conduct applied Political Economy Analysis.
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This Discussion Note complements ADS 201.3.1.2 Program Cycle Principles by elaborating on Principle 2: Manage Adaptively through Continuous Learning. This Discussion Note is intended for USAID staff interested in learning about recent and promising practices in adaptive management across the Program Cycle. USAID’s...
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Adaptive management is at the heart of ‘doing development differently’ (Wild et al., 2016). Whether it is ‘here to stay’ depends on how much it is mainstreamed into existing development programming, especially planning, monitoring, evaluation, and learning (PMEL) cycles. In this report, we find that mainstreaming...
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