Start-up of the DFID funded Lebanon Economic Reform and Infrastructure Investment project
Neil McCulloch and William Kingsmill have just returned from a short trip to support the start-up of the new DFID-funded, DAI-led Lebanon Economic Reform and Infrastructure Investment (LERII) project.
Changes to the Directors
Andrew Barnett, Director and one of the Founders of the Policy Practice, stepped down from his role today. He has been central to developing the Company over the last 15 years and to ensuring a smooth transition to the new leadership team. His knowledge of energy in developing countries is encyclopaedic, and his commitment to bringing a political economy perspective to his field unrelenting!
Thinking and Working Politically: Learning from Practice
In this Overview article to a Development Policy Review Special Issue on Thinking and Working Politically, Neil McCulloch and Laure-Hélène Piron identify lessons from practice and set our recommendations for funders and implementers.
The Political Economy of Energy Access and Power Sector Reform
A new policy brief by Andrew Barnett and Neil McCulloch Download here.
Changes to the Directors
Alex Duncan, one of the Policy Practice Directors who founded the Company 15 years ago, is today stepping down as a Director.
Literature review of the Political Economy of Energy Access
This is a review of literature to illustrate how issues of energy access and power sector reform have been addressed in the political economy literature and to identify lessons on how to reach energy access goals more effectively.
Political Economy Analysis of the Business Environment in Eleven Middle-Income Countries - Policy Brief 12
Reforming the business environment needs to be understood not only as a technical challenge but, as importantly, as a challenge to the political economy. This Policy Brief, based on an analysis by The Policy Practice for the UK's cross-government Prosperity Fund, reviews experience in 11 middle income countries and identifies key issues, common themes and unanswered questions.
The Evolving Role of Political Economy Analysis in Development Practice - Policy Brief 11
In 2007 The Policy Practice issued two Policy Briefs on Tackling the Political Barriers to Development: the New Political Economy Perspective and Making the New Political Economy Perspective more operationally relevant for development agencies. The present Brief summarises how this approach has evolved in the light of the major shifts in the development context over the last decade and draws out the implications for development practice going forward.
Political Economy of Africa’s Power Sector
This policy brief examines what we mean by political economy, how it influences performance in the African power sector, and what guidance political economy analysis can give in the design of interventions aimed at improving that performance.