Six ways to tell if a programme is really ‘doing development differently’ – Christie, Derbyshire, Fisher, Fraser and Mwamba (2018)


In this blog Christie et al. provide six indicators that can help to identify whether a programme is ‘doing development differently’ and truly working adaptively. These six indicators are: (1) a shared understanding of why the programme is taking an adaptive approach, (2) a shared understanding of and commitment to adaptive programming in practice, (3) as much flexibility as possible in management systems, (4) a commitment to working with the right people, (5) an organisational culture of learning, and (6) an ability to tell honestly the story and learning journey behind results.