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Newsletter, October 2016
All About Behaviour: Politics, Institutional Reform and Sustainable Change
GPG’s discussion event All About Behaviour: Politics, Institutional Reform and Sustainable Change which took place on 18th October 2016, was an opportunity for practitioners across the development community to come together at the House of Commons to discuss how adaptive and politically aware approaches can be can be applied in practice.
Chaired by Stephen Twigg MP, Chair of the House of Commons International Development Committee, panel speakers from Mercy Corps, Africa Governance Initiative, National School of Government International and the Behavioural Insights Team described real examples of messy political change in countries around the world. These case studies provoked an insightful audience discussion of the continuing challenges to deploying adaptive approaches, including the need to develop more flexible accountability frameworks, address political skills deficits and learn from other disciplines.
There was a consensus that, for adaptive programming to work, funders had to allow greater trust and autonomy for implementers to experiment and sometimes to fail, particularly in the early stages of a project. However, practitioners also acknowledged that we have a responsibility not simply to blame the funders, but to explain more clearly the benefits of an adaptive approach, and to provide reassurance and accountability for the use of resources.
There was a consensus that, for adaptive programming to work, funders had to allow greater trust and autonomy for implementers to experiment and sometimes to fail, particularly in the early stages of a project. However, practitioners also acknowledged that we have a responsibility not simply to blame the funders, but to explain more clearly the benefits of an adaptive approach, and to provide reassurance and accountability for the use of resources.
GPG’s contribution to this debate is outlined in All About Behaviour: KAPE®, Adaptation and ‘Sticky’ Institutional Change. This paper, the most recent in our Politically Agile Programming series, describes GPG’s approach to institutional reform and political change. Developed over the last decade of working in some of the most complex and sensitive political environments with politicians and officials in parliaments, political parties, ministries and local government, it describes the KAPE® (knowledge-application-practice-effect) methodology that we adopt to get ‘sticky’ institutional and behavioural change.
The important work of developing and disseminating more agile and politically aware approaches to programming will continue across funders and implementers. To facilitate further exchange of knowledge and experience, GPG has established a LinkedIn Group, Politically Agile Programming. This group examines how politically agile and behavioural approaches can be used to support institutional development and political reform in developing countries.  It will draw on the practical insights and interests of practitioners, politicians and academics working in the field. Membership is open to all and we look forward to continuing the discussion online.
To listen to a recording of the event, click here.
Guide to Parliaments


A straightforward guide to parliamentary structure, the legislative process, outreach to voters and legislature-executive relations.
Politically Agile Programming

GPG have developed a series of ‘Politically Agile Programming’ notes to show how political economy analysis might be applied in practice.
Know-how

 
GPG’s work encompasses project delivery, strategic analysis and evaluation. All of our work is characterised by a desire to find practical application for our insights.
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