A core challenge for the security and justice sectors in fragile and conflict-affected states is how to both enhance security and make political progress in contexts where the capability and legitimacy of the political authority is lacking and where the environment is characterised by turbulent politics, persistent political violence and weak organisational and institutional capacity. This seminar explored the UK Stabilisation Unit's Security Sector Stabillisation approach.
ODI is collaborating with Matt Andrews at the Harvard Kennedy School to host a series of events on 'doing development differently.' These aim to showcase practical experience on new strategies for designing, implementing and evaluating development programmes in more innovate ways. This event is the first in this series, and will be held in Harvard.
This session will discuss the struggle with the notion of ‘evidence’ in justice and security programming. Using the categories of proof, principle and plausibility, the session will reframe the question of ‘what works’ by broadening it to the question of ‘why something might plausibly work’ and why on some issues neither research nor practice seems to be able to learn.
This event brings together international experts and national policy-makers in Bangladesh to discuss how manufacturing and agriculture can contribute to economic transformation in Bangladesh.
The event explored innovative tools for learning from development efforts in complex situations, including Outcome Mapping and the RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach, and how they might be relevant to the World Bank.