Michael Woolcock - Lead Social Development Specialist, Development Research Group, World Bank
Discussants:Philipp Krause - Head of Research, BSI,Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure, ODI
Pilar Domingo - Research Fellow, Politics and Governance Programme, ODI
Andrew Norton - Director of Research, ODI
Deploying the language of the ‘science of delivery’ in fragile states must incorporate helping states to identify, examine and disseminate those – perhaps initially small – islands of success as a central component of its strategy for building effective implementation capabilities. Actually ‘delivering’ on this agenda will require donors to expand the logic of ‘science’ to include navigating the art and politics of institutional change.
This event will explore the relevance of current donor approaches in fragile states and whether and how the recent emphasis on the “science of delivery” can assist in refining these to connect more usefully with the challenges faced in fragile contexts.