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, led by Alina Rocha Menocal (TPP Principal) is undertaking a political economy analysis to help identify political decision-makers and determine routes to speed up the implementation of climate solutions by aligning with their politics, ideas, interests and incentives.
Samantha Wade, Laure-Hélène Piron, Neil McCulloch and Simon Bawakyillenuo delivered a 3 day training for the UN Ghana country team, using The Policy Practice's energy transition research as the main case study exercise.
TPP Directors Laure-Hélène Piron and Gareth Williams are facilitating a series of workshops for the Swiss Development Cooperation office in Burundi to conduct a political economy analysis to update its country strategy and programme portfolio.
TPP Director Neil McCulloch, supported by Gareth Williams and Samantha Wade, facilitated online workshops for the Swss Development Cooperation Georgia office to finalise the preparation of a new project on Local Economic Development run by Helvetas/WINS Global.
The Policy Practice is collaborating with Propcom+, a seven year project funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, which aims to promote market systems development for climate-smart agriculture in Nigeria.
Laure-Hélène Piron, TPP Director, is undertaking a study for the OECD DAC Governance Network on donor assistance to public interest media, and the integrity of information ecosystems. It will contribute to formulate updated operational guidelines and interventions strategies for international assistance.
TPP’s work with SECO resulted in the design and delivery of a 2.5 day training course for programme managers in Bern. The course provided many opportunities for interactive exchange, used concrete examples from SECO’s work and had a particular focus on Adaptive Management and embedding PEA approaches in SECO’s work.
TPP Director, Dr. Neil McCulloch, and TPP Associate, Dr. Mashekwa Maboshe, undertook a study of the political economy of fuel supply in Zambia for the Ministry of Energy and the Energy Regulatory Board.
Democracy and human rights have been under increased pressure globally. The Varieties of Democracy Institute’s latest report has found that advances in democracy over the last 35 years have been wiped out, and that 72% of the world’s population live in autocracies in 2022. In this challenging context, international development agencies have been adjusting how they support democracy and rights objectives. This webinar aimed to flip the global conversation.