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Political Economy Analysis as a Knowledge Management Tool

Event Date: 
Jun 19, 2019
9:00 am to 10:00 am EDT
Research Working Group of the Movement for Community-led Development.


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.

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