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 New Political Economy Perspective' to understand the processes of socio-economic change and their effect on the implementation of development programmes.
(14/03/14) 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.
(22/02/12) How can policymakers better identify important, context specific constraints to development, and appropriate "next steps" to address them? Read the writeup to an informal workshop hosted by The Policy Practice here.
(20/02/12) The Policy Practice and theIDLgroup drafted this recently published OECD report. Download here.
(05/01/12) The Policy Practice has prepared an annotated bibliography of key readings on political economy analysis. (Go to The Policy Practice Library).
(02/11/11) Sue Unsworth and Gareth Williams are the lead authors of this new EC background paper and analytical tools (download here). Visit the political economy in practice working group on the on www.capacity4dev.eu for further information and to join the discussion.
(02/11/11) A new Policy Practice Brief by Andrew Barnett and Martin Bell (download).
(13/05/11) Gareth William's paper has been published as a background paper to the Global Assessment report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2011 (download).
(17/01/11) Read our recent policy brief
(30/11/10) Read Andrew Barnett's comment on the new EU Green Paper on development and its treatment of energy policy here.
(01/07/10) Alex Duncan delivered this presentation to a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace / USAID / DAI workshop.