Political Economy Analysis – Guidance for legal technical assistance - Domingo and Denney (2017)


The guide explains the following steps which can assist in integrating a political economyanalysis lens in justice sector programming:

Step 1: Identify and obtain agreement on the specific problemto be addressed.

Step 2: Analyse the problem and why it persists using:

• justice chains; and

• considerations of structure (formal institutions like laws and policies, and informal norms like patriarchy and religious beliefs) and agency (the interests, incentives and ideas that drive the stakeholders involved, and their relative power)

Step 3: Consider how the problem might be solved locally and what role legal technical assistance can usefully play.