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.

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

Extractive Industries Governance Assessment

(2/11/2013)  William Kingsmill has developed an analytical framework for the World Bank Institute.Download here

Myanmar and foreign aid

(2/11/2013)  Recent changes, risk and opportunity. Read Adam Burke's policy brief here.