This page brings together a combination of learning materials and presentations that can be employed in the teaching and learning of TWP principles.
Political Economy Analysis in Action: A Training Course provided for Swiss Development Cooperation
William Kingsmill & Gareth Williams, The Policy Practice
This is a training course looking at various aspects of Political Economic Analysis (PEA). It covers what political economy analysis is, and the different operational contexts where it has a role to play. It also focuses on how it can be used to improve development policy and programme design and management as well as what tools and frameworks are available for political economy analysis and how they can be applied.
Political Economy Analysis Training Exercise: Dejuristan
National School of Government International (NSGI)
This pack brings together all the material needed to run a one day training exercise on Political Economy Analysis (PEA). The training exercise is designed to be run in conjunction with: The Beginner’s Guide to Political Economy Analysis (2017), published by NSGI (see below). However, it could be used alongside other guidance notes that adopt an 'everyday' or conversational approach to PEA. The exercise is designed to be fun and is meant as a light-touch introduction to the issues for those who are new to PEA ideas and practice.
The Beginner's Guide to Political Economy Analysis (PEA)
Alan Whaites, National School of Government International (NSGI)
This guide borrows from the best materials that are available while also adapting some approaches by incorporating wider ideas on politics and institutions. It affirms that there should never be an official 'orthodoxy’ for PEA thus the emphasis here is on questions, prompts and ideas to help thinking and practice. Overall this note focuses on 'the essentials’ of PEA as they relate to the following questions:
- Why do we do political economy analysis, and what is it?
- What kinds of issues and ingredients are often included in a PEA?
- How do we make sense of the different varieties of PEA?
- What tools are out there to help us conduct a PEA?
- What is thinking and working politically?
From Thinking and Working Politically in the Philippines
Jaime Faustino (Coalitions for Change, the Asia Foundation, Australian Aid)
This is a presentation delivered by Jaime Faustino (Program Director, the Asia Foundation) at the 2017 Doing Development Differently (DDD) workshop in the Philippines. It covers a range of elements that are considered to be critical in the agenda for reform.
How Large, Traditional Aid Programs Can Be Politically Smart: Experience from Southeast Asia
Thomas Parks (DFAT)
This presentation explores what Thinking & Working Politically means, both theoretically and in practice, using and reflecting on examples from DFAT programs.
Thinking and working politically on Fish in Myanmar
Gerry Fox (Pyoe Pin)
This is a presentation delivered by Gerry Fox at the 2017 Doing Development Differently (DDD) workshop. It reflects on Thinking & Working Politically in relation to fishing communities in Myanmar.
Thinking and Working Politically, Regionally: Think flotillas, not sailboats (or railtracks)
Bruce Byiers (ECDPM)
This presentation was delivered by Bruce Byiers at the TWP CoP workshop in June, 2017. It is centred on regional integration, specifically on regional organisations in Africa and the various factors and incentives that are at play.