Policy Practice Projects
We support positive change across low- and middle-income countries. We undertake political economy analysis, strategic and policy work, and operational research. We lead programme designs, reviews, and evaluations. We advise programmes and organisations how to ‘think and work politically’.
We also run a flagship training course on political economy analysis.
The Policy Practice is facilitating a political economy analysis process for the Swiss Development Corporation in the Horn of Africa, focussed on governance, food security, health, migration and protection in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Somaliland.
With the Government of Uganda playing a leading role within the energy sector in the country, The Policy Practice is working with the Africa Clean Energy Technical Assistance Facility to undertake a political economy analysis of the Off-Grid Solar (OGS) sector, in order to better understand the power dynamics within the country.
Gareth Williams is the Research Workstream Lead and Laure-Hélène Piron the Technical Director (Research) of the second phase of the Learning, Evidence and Advocacy Partnership (LEAP) pillar of the Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL), UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Nigeria's £100m programme to support public sector reform in Nigeria.
Laure-Hélène Piron, Policy Practice Director, and Halfdan Lynge, completed an independent, external summative evaluation of project supporting a network of political parties across Southern Africa.
The Policy Practice has designed two tailored online course to meet the needs of Chemonics headquarter staff on applied political economy analysis and thinking & working politically.
The Policy Practice is leading a one year research project on anti-corruption innovations in the electricity sector in Lebanon as part of the SOAS Anti-Corruption Evidence research programme funded by FCDO. Listen to our recent podcast - Risk Reduction as Anti-Corruption To Power Up The Electricity Sector, co-written by Neil McCulloch and Muzna Al-Masri.
Lebanon Economic Reform and Infrastructure Investment (LERII) is a four-year programme, funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) to contribute to the Government of Lebanon’s vision of growth and prosperity, economic opportunities and social cohesion for Lebanese citizens. TPP are supporting through their expertise in PEA.
Laure-Hélène Piron, Policy Practice Director, is leading a scoping study for the British Embassy in Morocco of the criminal justice system. The project will analyse how Moroccans access justice, weak points in the criminal justice chain, and the incentives that are promoting or blocking reform.
This political economy analysis led by Olly Owen, looked at the drivers of policy and factors affecting implementation around climate and environment issues in Nigeria.