Political Economy Analysis as a Knowledge Management Tool
You are invited to the next meeting of the Research Working Group of the Movement for Community-led Development.
- June 19, from 9:30 to 10:30 EDT with an extra half hour (until 11 AM) for additional conversation.
- Come in person (downtown Washington D.C.), or join via go-to-meeting.
When you look at the world through the lens of community-led development (CLD), you often find the need for more nuanced MEL approaches, tools, and evidence. In that spirit, our Working Group is exploring these possibilities through a series of presentations and dialogues. Last time we met, we learned how Teri Akey and ORS Impact evaluated 25 collective systems-level change efforts in this report.
This time, we’ll hear from Jim Della-Giacoma about his experiences using the increasingly popular Applied Political Economy Analysis (APEA) to learn about community-level power dynamics, how they affect development efforts, and how APEA findings can be applied. With time for questions.
We’ll also have a quick update on our big qualitative meta-synthesis (which is going gangbusters by the way—thanks, everyone!) and a report out from Alison Carlman (Global Giving) of the Metric subgroup, which is focusing on how to define community-led development in a simple and practical way.