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.

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.

Strengthening Debt Management in Nigeria

(16/09/2013)  Alex Duncan led this recent review of the UK partnership with Nigeria on debt management. Download his report here.

Political Economy of Renewable Energy

(28/09/2012)  Read Adam Burke's policy brief written for UNDP here.