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 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 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 Merging development agencies: making the right choice Comment Samuel Sharp How to manage complexity: four lessons for DFID’s new Secretary of State 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 23 JulLauren HarrisonRT @leniwild: The gold standard for evaluation should be “the best method for the question at hand”. Good to see this from @MartinRavallion…23 JulWale OsofisanRT @leniwild: The gold standard for evaluation should be “the best method for the question at hand”. Good to see this from @MartinRavallion…22 JulKate Bridges@BrendanWhitty @apkessler @leniwild @benramalingam I understand the desire for some quality control. Adaptive can't… https://t.co/U9PmaLfZ0b22 JulPierce Gordon, Ph.D.RT @leniwild: The gold standard for evaluation should be “the best method for the question at hand”. Good to see this from @MartinRavallion…22 JulLWildThe gold standard for evaluation should be “the best method for the question at hand”. Good to see this from… https://t.co/QPTgunMUjT22 JulEdward M. CarrollPeople in #power can define what is rational, so they define some things that are irrational as rational. And becau… https://t.co/LzqcccPh1U19 JulLWildRT @miniannette: Great new blog post by @apkessler on the importance of incentivising #adaptdev in the right ways and with the right leader…19 JulAnnette_jeGreat new blog post by @apkessler on the importance of incentivising #adaptdev in the right ways and with the right… https://t.co/BjO2TThqnL19 JulLWild@K8bridges @apkessler @benramalingam Agree it is difficult to do but something we need to think through, also to av… https://t.co/ICEWWbfDk119 JulEdward M. CarrollScaling up #innovation and #change - traversing the chasm - to build a wider coalition of supporters and believers… https://t.co/1B2sqCiA0219 JulKate Bridges@apkessler @fp2p On the building trust piece, what do you think about "unrestricted funding"? For example:… https://t.co/2nr9YgiFrK19 JulAnnette_je@pedropm_ids To me it’s always been about people - good #adaptdev is about attitude and approach of the team, get t… https://t.co/lxrzJHMpIK18 JulPedro Prieto Martín“But as I’ve gained more experience, it’s become painfully clear that good adaptive management is about more than t… https://t.co/bgD4iCf1ia18 JulEdward M. Carroll"Hierarchy is fine in environments with low complexity: use the pyramid. But in case of high complexity – hierarchy… https://t.co/FxlLgucczZ17 JulEdward M. CarrollIn organizations, individual performance does not even exist, value creation emerges in the space b/w people #ceo… https://t.co/0FggMUHLpo Events 16 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 2017 DFID at 20: what have we learned, and where next? 17 November 2016 Doing development differently: two years on, what are we learning? 27 April 2015 Doing development differently: Philippines workshop 02 April 2015 Doing development differently: can it be managed? 22 October 2014 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?