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Tips for Better Use of Advisory Councils

David Jacobstein

One common way to improve the responsiveness of programming to context is to build into the structures of projects and activities advisory bodies where local stakeholders can give periodic feedback from their observations of both programming and context. This document is an effort to compile some good practices in setting up and using these bodies. Specifically, these tips describe how an advisory body of local stakeholders can be better set up and leveraged to help programming stay relevant and effective across dynamic contexts, particularly with respect to political economy factors.

Keywords: Political economy analysis, thinking and working politically, PEA, TWP, adaptation, advisory council, stakeholder, tips, adaptive programming, adaptive management, context-driven

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