Thinking and Working Politically in Development: Coalitions for Change in the Philippines – Sidel and Faustino (2019)


This book provides a detailed account of the Coalitions for Change programme in the Philippines; a problem-driven adaptive programme which was designed to facilitate governance reform and improve the functioning of formal institutions. It evaluates the Coalitions for Change diverse initiatives in tax reform, education reform, land governance reform, electoral reform, infrastructure reform, disaster risk reduction and management, and conflict resolution. This book includes both the successes and failures of the Coalitions for Change programme and discusses the varying effectiveness of different approaches on the programme’s outcomes. The book situates the programme against the emergence of new ideas within the development industry; describes the context in which the programme was implemented and the original design and implementation of the programme, before concluding with a short discussion of the lessons learned.