Through strategic research and advisory support, we work with policy-makers and practitioners as they seek to 'do development differently'.Doing problem-driven developmentWe 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 FundNew 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 differentlyNew 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 DFIDThis 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 Ed Laws Senior Research Officer Samuel Sharp Research Officer David Booth Senior Research Associate Ben Ramalingam Research Associate Jessica Price Programme Development Manager PublicationsTowards evidence-informed adaptive management: a roadmap for development and humanitarian organisations What does the evidence tell us about ‘thinking and working politically’ in development assistance? Monitoring and learning for country-level portfolio decision-making and adaptation Fit for fragility? An exploration of risk stakeholders and systems inside Sida How DFID can better manage complexity in development programming Making adaptive rigour work: principles and practices for strengthening MEL for adaptive management Thinking and working with political settlements: the case of Tanzania 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 CommentSamuel SharpHow to manage complexity: four lessons for DFID’s new Secretary of State Tiina PasanenWhy we should be accountable for learning – and where to start Ed LawsWorking in fragile states: learning from the Somalia Stability Fund David BoothDoing problem-driven development: four lessons from Nepal Tiina Pasanen2018: time to update the DAC evaluation criteria? Tiina PasanenMonitoring and evaluation: five reality checks for adaptive management Aoife McCulloughLegitimacy: the dark matter of international development Anne Buffardi, Tiina PasanenMeasuring development impact isn't just technical, it's political Tiina PasanenAre your impact evaluations missing this important first step? Leni Wild and David BoothDoing development differently: breaking the glass ceiling 20 NovDr Sue GriffithsRT @Marta_Roxberg: Fantastic panel on adaptive approaches to building government capacity @sidwashington @InstituteGC @JonathanSaid1 #adapt…20 NovDr Sue GriffithsRT @Marta_Roxberg: Politics matters: Imp to think and act politically & be adaptive when building institutional capacity. #adaptdev #global…20 NovDr Sue GriffithsRT @JonathanSaid1: Today we organised a discussion in Washington with @sidwashington, @GPGovernance & other partners on the latest thinking…20 NovNaomi A F 🔞🙏🇺🇸RT @WorldBank: A project in #Zambia is helping to reduce land-use #carbon emissions by promoting sustainable agricultural practices that ar…20 NovSadaf ShallwaniRT @intldogooder: Attention #globaldev communicators (of all kinds) - you're invited to an online dialogue in December & January! 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Thank you @Chemonics for hosting us, & to organisers @sidwashington @InstituteGC Global P… https://t.co/6hKwg5t4rB19 NovMarta RoxbergRT @BzArielle: @mvglogan opening today’s @sidwashington Workshop on Institutional Capacity Strengthening in Developing Countries: Adaptive…19 NovNick ThompsonRT @JonathanSaid1: Today we organised a discussion in Washington with @sidwashington, @GPGovernance & other partners on the latest thinking…19 NovMarta RoxbergAdaptive approaches to political and social awareness: What works? What doesn’t & what can we do differently in bui… https://t.co/FQHtjUqSYv19 NovMarta RoxbergHow do you find consensus on local priorities? & how to better respond to changes in local priorities? #adaptdev… https://t.co/F92OcFyLeSEvents16 November 2018#AdaptDev workshop 3: value for money and adaptive management 16 July 2018#AdaptDev workshop 2: Managing the donor-implementer relationship 24 May 2018#AdaptDev workshop: organisational culture for learning and adaptation 11 September 2017DFID at 20: what have we learned, and where next? 17 November 2016Doing development differently: two years on, what are we learning? 27 April 2015Doing development differently: Philippines workshop 02 April 2015Doing development differently: can it be managed? 22 October 2014Doing 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? How is 'doing development differently' evolving? Doing development differently: what should change? 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?