From dysfunctional to functional corruption: The politics of reform in Lebanon’s electricity sector
The SOAS-University of London Anti-Corruption Evidence Research Programme, together with The Policy Practice, has published a new report entitled: From dysfunctional to functional corruption: the politics of reform in Lebanon’s electricity sector. The study explores how it has been possible to establish Electricité de Zahlé’s functional, but problematic, electricity service provision within the complex sectarian political context of Lebanon.
The World Bank discovers power in the power sector - Policy Brief 14
The World Bank’s 2019 report on Rethinking Power Sector Reform recognises that many of the key challenges in power sector reform result from the political economy of the sector.
Barnett and McCulloch state that the report is weak in four areas and make recommendation to the World Bank and other development partners on how these could be tackled.
Rwanda's Electricity Boom and the Danger of Too Much Power - Working Paper 1
Our new Working Paper from TPP - Rwanda's Electricity Boom and the Danger of Too Much Power written by Dr Barnaby Joseph Dye. This discusses Rwandas energy production capacity and whether it's success is actually a problem.
FCDO governance programming in Nigeria: What difference has thinking and working politically made in practice? Working Paper 2
The UK’s engagements in Nigeria are a showcase for the gradual integration of a thinking and working politically (TWP) approach into development practice. This new Working Paper from the Policy Practice provides an overview of these nearly two decades of TWP mainstreaming - both successes and failures.
Political Economy Analysis of the Business Environment in Eleven Middle-Income Countries - Policy Brief 12
Reforming the business environment needs to be understood not only as a technical challenge but, as importantly, as a challenge to the political economy. This Policy Brief, based on an analysis by The Policy Practice for the UK's cross-government Prosperity Fund, reviews experience in 11 middle income countries and identifies key issues, common themes and unanswered questions.
The Evolving Role of Political Economy Analysis in Development Practice - Policy Brief 11
In 2007 The Policy Practice issued two Policy Briefs on Tackling the Political Barriers to Development: the New Political Economy Perspective and Making the New Political Economy Perspective more operationally relevant for development agencies. The present Brief summarises how this approach has evolved in the light of the major shifts in the development context over the last decade and draws out the implications for development practice going forward.
Political Economy of Africa's Power Sector - Policy Brief 10
This policy brief examines what we mean by political economy, how it influences performance in the African power sector, and what guidance political economy analysis can give in the design of interventions aimed at improving that performance.
Below includes other publications in which The Policy Practice have been involved with, including project reports.