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 23 OctBuilding State CapabilityRT @apkessler: #AdaptDev has a problem. How do you provide useful guidance, when a core principle is that generic guidance is unhelpful? @H…23 OctSocial ImpactRT @tgarchibald: ICYMI (I did): Going Local 2.0: How to Reform Development Agencies to Make Localized Aid More Than Talk by @yuenyuenang @S…23 OctTom AstonRT @apkessler: #AdaptDev has a problem. How do you provide useful guidance, when a core principle is that generic guidance is unhelpful? @H…23 OctAdam Kessler#AdaptDev has a problem. How do you provide useful guidance, when a core principle is that generic guidance is unhe… https://t.co/5uI0JDhwMu23 OctTom Archibald+ might overlap nicely with this paper by @gsharroc Jane Buckley, Stacey Young & me: 'Every practitioner a “knowled… https://t.co/sD1kjL516I23 OctTom ArchibaldICYMI (I did): Going Local 2.0: How to Reform Development Agencies to Make Localized Aid More Than Talk by… https://t.co/2xGh06YV0022 OctSocial Change @IHSSCRT @croche123: Useful piece on adaptive management and M&E @BetterEval #adaptdev https://t.co/shUm8MKvhM21 OctElizabeth WestawayRT @leniwild: No surprises here - no evidence PbR leads to more innovation or autonomy, same as other contract models... and few cases wher…19 OctArnaldo PelliniRT @leniwild: No surprises here - no evidence PbR leads to more innovation or autonomy, same as other contract models... and few cases wher…19 OctBen RamalingamRT @leniwild: Bravo @Shanta_WB - one of the best examples I’ve seen of taking women’s contributions seriously #adaptdev @_alice_evans http…19 OctLWildBravo @Shanta_WB - one of the best examples I’ve seen of taking women’s contributions seriously #adaptdev… https://t.co/oEG3P4R8pg19 OctRobin OsborneRT @Dialectiqorg: Just like to share my latest blog on #Iraq for those #peacebuilding #adaptdev #conflictresolution people out there. Hope…18 OctJonathan SaidIowa’s maize yield is 11 tons per ha. #Africa’s is still 1.5. We’re talking about inputs, technology & a little o… https://t.co/ySWk02XLCT18 OctDialectiqJust like to share my latest blog on #Iraq for those #peacebuilding #adaptdev #conflictresolution people out there… https://t.co/ughNjLs3QW18 OctSocial Change @IHSSCRT @craigvalters: We’ve launched a blog for our project LearnAdapt! This is a collaboration between @DFID_UK @ODIdev & @hellobrink Our… 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?