A Discussion Note introducing the concepts of complexity and its relation to USAID programming. The paper outline five complexity-aware monitoring methods
In this video, Lant Pritchett, provides an overview of PDIA core principles: problem-solving; authorizing positive deviation; iterating and adapting; and scaling practices through diffusion. We believe that success builds institutions and not vice versa.BSC video series The Building State Capability (BSC) program at the...
Activities and resources for facilitating pause and reflection
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.
This book captures the experiences and voices of over 6,000 people who have received international assistance, observed the effects of aid efforts, or been involved in providing aid. Over time, across very different contexts and continents, people’s experiences with international aid efforts have been remarkably...
Review of political economy at national level in Kosovo and implications
PEA of drivers of competitiveness in Serbian value chains
Between September-November 2017, J.E. Austin Associates, Inc. (JAA) deployed a three-person team to undertake a political economy analysis (PEA) of the coffee, soybean, and dried bean value chains in South Kivu, with a focus on the Territoires of Kabare, Kalehe, and Walungu. This report summarizes the key findings,...
Feed the Future methodology for assessing the system for food security policy-making
The "Systems and Complexity White Paper" is a how-to manual for USAID missions, operating units and partners on the application of systemic design, monitoring & evaluation practices into international development programming.