Welcome to The Political Economy Online Library

Political economy analysis covers an expanding area of development theory and practice drawing on an extensive and dispersed body of literature. As an aid to navigating this wide-ranging subject area The Policy Practice has prepared the following annotated bibliography of key readings. The aim has been to keep the list short and selective, and to prioritise texts that are written in accessible language, synthesise latest thinking and are freely available on the web.

Click on one of the following links to view commentary on a particular section of the library:

(1) conceptual underpinnings,

(2) political economy analysis tools,

(3) noteworthy case studies,

(4) practical guidance on using political economy analysis.

(5) additional online resources

You can also select the display format and section of the library using the menus below:

Display format:

Library section: