Policy Practice Projects
We support positive change across low- and middle-income countries. We undertake political economy analysis, strategic and policy work, and operational research. We lead programme designs, reviews, and evaluations. We advise programmes and organisations how to ‘think and work politically’.
We also run a flagship training course on political economy analysis.
The Policy Practice designed and delivered two tailored online courses to meet the needs of Chemonics headquarter staff on applied political economy analysis and thinking & working politically.
The Policy Practice led a one year research project on anti-corruption innovations in the electricity sector in Lebanon as part of the SOAS Anti-Corruption Evidence research programme.
Listen to our podcast, Risk Reduction as Anti-Corruption To Power Up The Electricity Sector, co-written by Neil McCulloch and Muzna Al-Masri, and read our blog on the link between the 2020 Beirut explosion, corruption and electricity sector reforms.
The Policy Practice delivered a political economy analysis for the inception phase of the Lebanon Economic Reform and Infrastructure Investment, a UK-funded programme to contribute to the Government of Lebanon’s vision of growth and prosperity, economic opportunities and social cohesion for Lebanese citizens.
This political economy analysis, led by TPP Principal Olly Owen with TPP Associate Sa'eed Husaini, looked at the drivers of policy and factors affecting implementation around climate and environment issues in Nigeria.
While in Timor-Leste, Laure-Hélène Piron provided assistance to The Asia Foundation's Tourism Team to develop their own capacity to ‘think and work politically’. She facilitated a participative process for the team to undertake a political economy analysis of tourism opportunities at the international, national and local levels, and to adopt an adaptive management approach.
Laure-Hélène Piron, Policy Practice Director, is leading a scoping study for the British Embassy in Morocco of the criminal justice system. The project will analyse how Moroccans access justice, weak points in the criminal justice chain, and the incentives that are promoting or blocking reform.
In partnership with ODI, the Policy Practice ran two virtual training courses for over 100 FCDO staff on political economy analysis in action.
Gareth Williams is leading the political economy analyses of health security systems in Côte d’Ivoire and Niger for the DAI implemented Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Programme.
Sam Gibson led the 2019 Annual Review of the DFID Expanding Social Protection Programme in Uganda.