Through strategic research and advisory support, we work with policy-makers and practitioners as they seek to 'do development differently'. Doing problem-driven development We look at DFID's 'Economic Policy Incubator' programme in Nepal, a good example of doing PDIA in practice. Read the reportBlog Thinking and working politically in Somalia: a case study on the Somalia Stability Fund New ODI and TWP research discusses what works in practice when taking a politically smart approach to stabilisation and conflict-prevention. Case studyBlog The Global Learning for Adaptive Management initiative (GLAM) GLAM is a four-year project funded by DFID and USAID to actively identify, operationalise and promote rigorous evidence-based approaches to adaptive management. Explore the project Want to do development differently? Using over 40 case studies, this document aims to be an entry point for anyone interested in doing development differently. How DFID is doing development differently New research assesses UK Department for International Development's progress towards a more 'adaptive' approach. Read the reportBlogDFID Minister Rory Stewart discusses governance policy The politics of the results agenda in DFID This paper analyses the history of results agenda in DFID: how and why it emerged, and the influence of politics. Read the reportWatch the eventA timeline of DFID Staff Leni Wild Director of Global Learning for Adaptive Management (GLAM) Anne Buffardi Senior Research Fellow Nilima Gulrajani Senior Research Fellow Tiina Pasanen Research Fellow Craig Valters Research Fellow Joseph Wales Research Fellow Ed Laws Senior Research Officer Samuel Sharp Research Officer David Booth Senior Research Associate Ben Ramalingam Research Associate Jessica Price Programme Development Manager George Richards Communciations Officer Publications Learning to make a difference: Christian Aid Ireland’s adaptive programme management in governance, gender, peace building and human rights Building a global learning alliance on adaptive management Thinking and working politically in Somalia: a case study on the Somalia Stability Fund Merging development agencies: making the right choice Making good on donors’ desire to 'do development differently' The politics of the results agenda in DFID: 1997-2017 Governance for growth in Vanuatu: review of a decade of thinking and working politically Bilateral donors and the age of the national interest: what prospects for challenge by development agencies? Five steps to smarter multi-bi aid: a new way forward for earmarked finance Putting theory into practice: how DFID is doing development differently Comment Tiina Pasanen Why we should be accountable for learning – and where to start Ed Laws Working in fragile states: learning from the Somalia Stability Fund David Booth Doing problem-driven development: four lessons from Nepal Tiina Pasanen 2018: time to update the DAC evaluation criteria? Tiina Pasanen Monitoring and evaluation: five reality checks for adaptive management Aoife McCullough Legitimacy: the dark matter of international development Anne Buffardi, Tiina Pasanen Measuring development impact isn't just technical, it's political Tiina Pasanen Are your impact evaluations missing this important first step? Leni Wild and David Booth Doing development differently: breaking the glass ceiling Leni Wild Adapting development: why it matters and 3 ways to do it 18 NovJonathan PapoulidisRT @JPapoulidis: Pleased to share my latest piece with @BrookingsGlobal's George Ingram on elusive search for 'what works' in #fragilestate…17 NovJonathan SaidKnowledge & incentives edge access to resources in #Nepal. #governance #supportleaders #adaptdev #globaldev https://t.co/LVjSROmneH16 NovDavid Fuentes SolanoRT @JPapoulidis: Pleased to share my latest piece with @BrookingsGlobal's George Ingram on elusive search for 'what works' in #fragilestate…16 NovClaire DevlinThree weeks, one high altitude trek, dozens of flipcharts and hundreds of post-its later, I'm finishing up with our… https://t.co/YpxqcayvbM15 NovMarco A@_alice_evans @governwell @traffyaston @TheDCED @Oliviela @craigvalters @PabloYanguas Interesting discussion (at le… https://t.co/Q3reKpcZEm15 NovMarta ForestiI really don't get why the need to perpetuate these old dichotomies : #PDIA #DDD, #adaptdev have proven to be usef… https://t.co/goozt7jQG415 NovWASH Results MVE#PaymentByResults discussed in @ODIdev #AdaptDev workshop "What incentives are there for local partners to work wit… https://t.co/gnjfJng54r13 NovNatalia AdlerDoing development differently #adaptdev https://t.co/sC3TjZBJpu13 NovPablo Yanguas@NicolaiSchulz @fp2p I am 100% behind these suggestions. I have written on my own blog about how difficult it is do… https://t.co/gfSLhGukok13 NovAoife McCulloughRT @leniwild: The best leaders are humbles one - key to effective teams too. Not sure we do a great job in hiring for humility in aid world…13 NovReformed LappalolianRT @intldogooder: [New] What does it mean when, rather than fighting poverty or injustice, we have to fight just to save our souls from the…12 NovEric HerringRT @yuenyuenang: "Complexity 2.0, a step from saying #adaptdev & experimentalism was the key to development, to placing the emphasis on ena…12 NovSally BrooksRT @yuenyuenang: "Complexity 2.0, a step from saying #adaptdev & experimentalism was the key to development, to placing the emphasis on ena…12 NovYuen Yuen Ang"Complexity 2.0, a step from saying #adaptdev & experimentalism was the key to development, to placing the emphasis… https://t.co/OIegFJtVuo12 Novstefania donaeraRT @intldogooder: [New] What does it mean when, rather than fighting poverty or injustice, we have to fight just to save our souls from the… Events 16 July #AdaptDev workshop 2: Managing the donor-implementer relationship 24 May #AdaptDev workshop: organisational culture for learning and adaptation 11 September DFID at 20: what have we learned, and where next? 17 November Doing development differently: two years on, what are we learning? 27 April Doing development differently: Philippines workshop 02 April Doing development differently: can it be managed? 22 October Doing development differently: Harvard workshop Multimedia Timeline｜DFID at 20: what have we learned, and where next? What do those new to ‘doing development differently’ need to know? How do we know if we are 'doing development differently'? What does ‘doing development differently’ really mean? Doing development differently: what should change? How is 'doing development differently' evolving? Adapting development: how local reformers revolutionised land rights in the Philippines Adapting development: improving services to the poor Doing development differently: rising to the challenge Doing development differently: what does it look like?