The Policy Practice undertakes policy work in developing countries, and advises and trains governments, development agencies, civil society organisations and companies.  We provide practical, innovative solutions based on realistic assessments of the challenges and opportunities facing developing countries.  Our multi- disciplinary approach uses the political economy perspective to understand the processes of socio-economic change and their effect on the implementation of development programmes. Learn more about us.

Managing Developmental Civil Society Organizations

(12/11/2015)  Richard Holloway's new book provides practical tools, advice and personal experience on working with civil society organisations. Further details can be found here.

Monitoring and learning in politically smart, adaptive programmes

(27/03/2015)  Read the summary of this workshop convened by The Policy Practice and theIDLGroup in December 2014. Download here.

Donor approaches to managing risk in fragile states

(18/12/2014)  Gareth Williams' and Adam Burke's work on donor approaches to managing risk in fragile states has been published by OECD. Download here.

Political considerations relevant to Energy and Economic Growth

(18/12/2014)  This paper provides an initial review of the literature on the political economy of energy in Africa. Download here.

Politically smart, locally led development

(14/03/2014)  Once policy makers accept that development is a political process, primarily locally-driven, how should this affect the way they work? Download the report on the joint Policy Practice-IDL Group workshop here