An analytical framework for understanding the political economy of sectors and policy arenas

Research reports and studies
January 2005
Joy Moncrieffe and Cecilia Luttrell

This analytical framework provides a practical tool to guide DFID country office teams in designing and conducting analyses of the political economy of specific sectors and policy arenas. Political economy uses methods from economics, sociology and political science to understand how a country or a specific programme is managed and performs, and to understand the relationships between economic processes, political policies, and social institutions.

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