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 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.
The team, led by Gareth Williams, TPP Director, and lead researcher Theodore Trefon, undertook a political economy analysis (PEA) as part of the on-going Demographic Diagnostics Commission. The PEA built on DFID’s understanding of historical legacies, political interests and DFID’s room for manoeuvre in the contexts in which DFID is working.
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.
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.
Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) requested a review of its Governance for Development Program in Timor Leste (2014-2021). It examined the programme's relevance, efficiency and effectiveness, including the extent to which it is able to Think and Work Politically.