This project will focus on understanding how a range of political and governance factors/conditions affect development outcomes or, in other words, the incentives, behaviour and institutional features which can enhance or inhibit the achievement of outcomes in transition contexts.
To be able to capture the range of transmission belts between governance and the outcomes that matter for peace- and state-building and economic reconstruction, the work will focus on the provision of a range of public goods and services.
The main objectives of the project are:
- To deepen understanding of the incentives and institutional dynamics which affect the provision of public goods and services at different steps of the delivery chain
- To support external actors to engage meaningfully with domestic political processes which improve public goods and service provision
- To provide sector specialists with practical guidance on how programmes can respond more effectively to common governance constraints and opportunities
The key questions it sets out to address are:
- What political economy features can explain variation in the delivery of public goods and services?
- In light of this, how can public goods and service provision be sustainably improved in transition contexts?
- How can external actors adopt more realistic and politically informed approaches, strategies and programmes when supporting public goods and services in transition contexts?
Aiding institutional reform in developing countries: lessons from the Philippines on what works, what doesn't and why
Securing communities and transforming policing cultures: a desk study of community policing in Jamaica
Stock-outs of essential medicines in Tanzania: a political economy approach to analysing problems and identifying solutions
The technical is political: understanding the political implications of sector characteristics for the delivery of sanitation services
This event will explore the relevance of current donor approaches in fragile states and whether and how the recent emphasis on the ‘science of delivery’ can assist in refining these to connect more usefully with the challenges faced in...
Securing communities for development: community policing in Ethiopia's Amhara National Regional State
The technical is political: understanding the political implications of sector characteristics for the delivery of drinking water services
The technical is political: understanding the political implications of sector characteristics for education service delivery
This event will analyse innovative civil society initiatives to combat corruption and promote greater accountability in different settings across the developing world, seeking to understand when such efforts have been successful and why.
The technical is political - why understanding the political implications of technical characteristics can help improve service delivery
A problem-focused approach to violence against women: the political-economy of justice and security programming
The political economy of electricity distribution in developing countries - a review of the literature
This event is the first meeting in an ODI series on ‘Elections, legitimacy and transitions: lessons from emerging democracies’. This timely event ...
Prof Tim Allen will chair a panel discussion on the politics of practice in security and justice programming in a joint event with the ODI.
This lecture is the closing event of a two day Expert Meeting on Justice and Security held at the ODI, in...
This expert meeting explored how to translate policy into practice in the justice and security sectors in fragile and conflict-affected states.
This event brought together researchers and practitioners to examine the impact of political context and institutions on service delivery; and the role of service delivery in the process of state building and creating legitimacy.
The politics of social protection: why are public works programmes so popular with governments and donors?
This event showcased some recent examples of political economy and governance analysis for service delivery, to identify some of the common challenges but also potential solutions for working towards more politically informed aid interventions. A particular...