Start date
1 week
Climate Compatible Growth (CCG) Group
UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Political Economy Analysis training for the Climate Compatible Growth programme

TPP Director Neil McCulloch, and Principals Sam Bickersteth and Samantha Wade delivered a two-day training course for the Climate Compatible Growth programme at Homerton College in Cambridge in late March. 

The bespoke learning event was designed for CCG researchers to gain a better understanding of PEA and how it might help participants to identify the challenges arising from political economy features of the contexts in which they work, and to draw well-grounded conclusions for research, policy, strategy or programme design and implementation.

The key four objectives of the course were for participants to understand:

  • What PEA is, how it is useful and key PEA concepts

  • Explore how PEA and Thinking and Working Politically (TWP) can help CCG to understand how change happens in the contexts and countries in which it works and identify the kinds of research and interventions that might have the greatest influence

  • See how PEA enhances impact by working through a case study on energy transition in Ghana, based on analysis done by The Policy Practice

The course was extremely well received with 13 out of 14 participants rating the course as Excellent. Participants particularly appreciated the input from tutors, the balance of presentations with group work, exercises and interactive activities.