The Policy Practice analyses political economy dynamics and entry points for realistic reforms across social sectors, and provides policy and programming advice on:
- poverty reduction
- social protection
We identify critical political economy obstacles that impede effective service delivery relating to policy capture by powerful groups, misallocation of resources, diversion of funds, political patronage in recruitment of health and education staff, and the weakness of monitoring and accountability systems.
Throughout our political economy analysis, we apply a gender and social inclusion perspective to analyse how power relations can disadvantage women and marginalised groups from accessing services and participating in decision making and policy processes.
TPP Associate Anna Paterson is co-leading an evaluation of Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises, an internationally known humanitarian health research programme established in 2013 to generate evidence on recognised public health challenges in humanitarian crises and promote its use.
Alina Rocha Menocal and Laure-Hélène Piron undertook a learning review for USAID's Human Rights Support Mechanism. They have been commissioned by Pact, a US-based non profit organisation, to examine whether and to what extent applied political economy analysis contributes to programme achievements, with case studies from Colombia, Somalia and Tanzania.
Read the final report here
Gareth Williams was the Research Workstream Lead and Laure-Hélène Piron the Technical Director (Research) of the second phase of the Learning, Evidence and Advocacy Partnership pillar of the Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Nigeria's £133 million programme to support public sector reform in Nigeria.
The project concluded in October 2021 with a series of reports, blogs and webinars.