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Power Dynamics and Project Design


 The resources in this section will assist you to consider power dynamics that apply to your programming space, and ensure that your design works “with the grain” of those power dynamics to maximize the chances of sustained success. Resources include tools to assess and consider power dynamics, resources for better building consideration of power dynamics into theories of change, and examples of PADs that effectively consider political economy issues. 

Power Mapping Tools

In this area, you can find tools from various donors and implementers to analyze power and its distribution across a local system, and apply this knowledge into particular problem sets or sectors. 

Designing Around Political Economy

In this area, you can find tips and considerations around how designs can be adjusted based on the findings of power analysis or political economy analysis of the relevant local system.


In this area, you can find examples of PEAs.

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