Newsletter

The TWP Community of Practice publishes a bimonthly newsletter to bring together the latest thinking and resources on all things TWP. Our Newsletter includes an extensive list of recent and upcoming events, training, resources, and publications from a range of different individuals and organisations to keep readers up to date on the most recent developments in relation to TWP. The newsletters also include a ‘highlight feature’ and a ‘what we’re reading’ section, with guest contributors.  

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Happy reading! 

TWP CoP December 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to the December 2023 TWP newsletter!

Welcome to our December 2023 newsletter, which is filled with lots of exciting content to catch up on since our last Newsletter back in March. In our featured interview, Nicola Nixon, Sumaya Saluja and Mohammad Sadat Sadruddin Shibli from The Asia Foundation talk about coalition-building and why coalitions are so important to effective development programming. If you are curious about what colleagues in the TWP space have been up to, head to the “What we are working on” section of the Newsletter and take a look Leila Kazemi’s paper on the politics of the extractive industries sector. Last but not least, and as always, we bring you the latest publications, events and resources of interest from a TWP perspective.

TWP CoP March 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to the March 2023 TWP newsletter! In this edition’s featured interview, Gareth Williams from The Policy Practice speaks with Dr Suwaiba Said Ahmad and Sunny Kulutuye about politics in Nigeria and their experience applying thinking and working politically to different policy and programming problems they have each worked on in their country over the past several years. If you are curious about what Verena Fritz from the World Bank has been reading (we hear it is good — and timely), check out the book review she has written for us.  


TWP CoP November 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the November 2022 TWP newsletter! This edition features an interview with Professor Heather Marquette on lessons emerging for TWP from research from the Serious Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Evidence Programme (SOC ACE). Chas Cadwell shares with us what he thinks is most exciting about the TWP agenda going forward, and David Jacobstein tells us what he’s been reading. As always, the newsletter includes the latest publications, events, and resources on all things TWP.


TWP CoP January 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to the January 2023 TWP newsletter! This edition features an interview with CAFOD’s Dadirai Chikwengo on her TWP journey TWP journey. including her efforts to make PEA/TWP concepts and languahe more accessible to partners on the ground. Emma Kerr and Paula Estrada Tun from DAI give us a first hand account of what it has been like for them to conduct PEA in a challenging environment and draw out lessons from that experience; while Laure-Hélène Piron from The Policy Practice tells us about insights related to TWP that emerged from a recent review of UK support to democracy and human rights that she led for the UK Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI). 


TWP CoP September 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the September 2022 TWP newsletter! This edition features an interview with Duncan Green on the GELI programme; influencing for Senior Leaders. Susan Kemp and Sharon Van Pelt tell us what they’ve been reading, and Nicola Nixon gives an update on a recent WHO event she attended. We also bring to you the TWP Community Podcast! As always, the newsletter includes the latest publications, events, and resources on all things TWP.


TWP CoP July 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the July 2022 TWP newsletter! This edition features an interview with Kerry Selvester and Sam Sharp on lessons learned from the MUVA programme in Mozambique. Nic Cheeseman tells us what he’s been reading, and Katherine Hellier reviews Land Equity International’s recent webinar. As always, we bring to you the latest publications, events, and resources on all things TWP.


TWP CoP May 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the May 2022 TWP newsletter! This edition features an interview with Pilar Domingo on TWP and the women, security and conflict agenda, as well as a feature from Bruce Byiers on the importance of TWP-ing about regional integration. As always, we bring to you the latest publications, events, and resources on all things TWP.


TWP CoP March 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the March 2022 TWP newsletter! This edition features an interview with democracy support specialist Idayat Hassan, as well as the latest news and updates on all things TWP, including a round-up of our global webinar series.


TWP CoP January 2022 Newsletter

Happy New Year! And welcome to our January newsletter. This edition brings to you the latest news of the CoP, including the publication of Graham Teskey’s new think piece on ‘TWP; What have we learned since 2013?’, the launch of our global webinar series and much more!


TWP CoP November 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to our November 2021 Newsletter. This edition features an interview with Wilf Mwamba, a review of ‘The Afghan Papers’ by Diana Cammack, and much more. We hope you enjoy and happy reading!


TWP CoP September 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to the new Thinking and Working Politically Community of Practice Newsletter! Readers will find a huge range of relevant resources, as well as features on localisation as well as Afghanistan. We hope you enjoy!