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 George Richards Communciations Officer PublicationsWhat 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 Merging development agencies: making the right choice 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 22 AugEdward M. CarrollFacts don't win arguements: How to talk to someone who refuses to accept reality, according to behavioral science.… https://t.co/rxPtMpPnLC21 AugRichard PonsfordRT @alanhudson1: The world is complex. Measuring charity has to be too. [Or, the importance of assessing systems' robustness + resilience]…21 AugArnaldo PelliniRT @alanhudson1: The world is complex. Measuring charity has to be too. [Or, the importance of assessing systems' robustness + resilience]…21 AugLWild“There is more to assessing a complex system than looking at its growth, efficiency, and the handful of other quali… https://t.co/uMgIgn6k8V21 AugDave AlgosoRT @alanhudson1: The world is complex. Measuring charity has to be too. [Or, the importance of assessing systems' robustness + resilience]…21 AugAlan HudsonThe world is complex. Measuring charity has to be too. [Or, the importance of assessing systems' robustness + resil… https://t.co/3PI0GaabpB21 AugEdward M. CarrollOld orgs "do strategy, plans, budgets etc. New orgs don't do #strategy - they have a #purpose & respond to what hap… https://t.co/XSY6zTEoMu20 AugEdward M. CarrollStuck in an unproductive meeting — again? Everyone agrees that meetings can be a waste of time, but they’re actuall… https://t.co/asozMoudqf19 AugBarbara FillipRT @AidWonk: Psychological danger is a major problem for #UN orgs. Teams lose the individual knowledge of each member have who instead foc…19 AugLaura AumeerI'm moving on so my role on a great adaptive and learning VAWG programme is up for grabs. Great for feminist progra… https://t.co/FXC48ab6Rs19 AugEdward M. CarrollPsychological danger is a major problem for #UN orgs. Teams lose the individual knowledge of each member have who… https://t.co/aGMsEJsjU718 AugEmmanuel TayariRT @JonathanSaid1: Excellent to see ex-PM Desalegn take ownership of #Africa's agenda to achieve #agriculture transformation. Political w…18 AugAnnaRuta 🇷🇼 🇸🇰RT @JonathanSaid1: Excellent to see ex-PM Desalegn take ownership of #Africa's agenda to achieve #agriculture transformation. Political w…18 AugJonathan SaidExcellent to see ex-PM Desalegn take ownership of #Africa's agenda to achieve #agriculture transformation. Politi… https://t.co/hXyVXtGeh016 AugEdward M. CarrollHow to construct strategic narratives that enable #innovation.https://t.co/UnvW6glh0f#globaldev #adaptdev #ceo… https://t.co/5j5YUKyS4oEvents16 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? 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?