GovEnable clinics in Islamabad, Kinshasa and Nairobi


During May 2023, Laure-Hélène, TPP Director, and Ben French, TPP Associate, delivered workshops in Islamabad, Kinshasa and Nairobi to introduce government officials and World Bank staff to a new way of designing and implementing public financial management reforms - based on participatory diagnostics, reform preparation and action planning.

Called GovEnable, this new approach, developed by the World Bank's Governance Practice, draws on the latest development and governance evidence which recommends a problem-driven and more iterative approach to external financing and technical assistance. It is very well aligned with global thinking on ‘thinking and working politically’ and the use of political economy analysis which The Policy Practice disseminates.

Participants appreciated the interactive style - and also learned new tools and techniques.

'Normally workshops make me dose off. But this one made me enjoy a lot while learning.’

'I loved how you made us go through each step by actually performing it and help us prepare an action plan.’

'I valued the use of post-its to express oneself, the equality in the use of speech and the sense of humour of the facilitators.'

'I leave enriched with new knowledge in my intellectual library: the links between problem analysis to the matrix of actions to implementing solutions. I hope to pass it on to others to analyse their problems of the state of reform.'