Social Development

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
  • health
  • education
  • 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.

Examples of our work