Discover more from Thinking & Working Politically Community of Practice
You're invited to our next webinar!
Political Economy Analysis and TWP: Learning from Ten Years of USAID Experience
You are invited to the next event in our TWP CoP Global Webinar Series: ‘Political Economy Analysis and TWP: Learning from ten years of USAID experience’.
Monday 5th December: 9:00 - 11:00am EST / 14:00 - 16:00pm GMT
One of the most important lessons to emerge over the past two decades is that the challenge to foster more peaceful, open and inclusive states and societies is not only technical, but deeply political in nature. As a result, international development actors have stepped up their efforts to think in more politically aware ways and work differently. There has been a proliferation of analytic approaches, tools, and processes which seek to take politics more fully into account in programme strategy, design, and implementation, in ways that are much more rooted in local contexts, and based on deliberate experimentation, learning, and adaptation. But while there has been significant progress in thinking politically, working differently in practice has proven considerably more difficult to do. This webinar will explore this puzzle by looking at the experience of USAID and its partners with political economy analysis (PEA) and how it has been used to inform programming. Drawing on a rich panel of development experts, the discussion will examine field applications of PEA across sectors, identify facilitating and constraining factors for TWP, and look forward at how applied PEA can improve future programming.
Wilfred Mwamba, DAI Chief of Party for the USAID Local Governance Activity in Zambia
Laura Pavlovich, Deputy Director, Center for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, USAID
Gerardo Porta, Senior Democracy, Rights and Governance Specialist at USAID/Philippines
Sarah Swift, Governance Advisor and lead on PEA, Center for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, USAID
Maria Ines Velasco Sodi, Regional Director of the USAID Mexico Violence Prevention and Reduction Activity (PREVI)
Lisa McGregor, Technical Director, Governance and Applied Political Economy Analysis Expert, RTI International
Please feel free to share this invitation with your networks. We hope to see many of you there!
Alina Rocha Menocal
Director, Thinking and Working Politically Community of Practice