Policy entrepreneurs and development entrepreneurs: a discussion with The Asia Foundation in Manila

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Had a very interesting meeting and discussion with about 20 staff of the Asia Foundation in Manila. We talked about policy entrepreneurship and development entrepreneurship and discussed the …

Had a very interesting meeting and discussion with about 20 staff of the Asia Foundation in Manila. We talked about policy entrepreneurship and development entrepreneurship and discussed the differences and similarities between the two concepts. The slides refer to the policy entrepreneur concept developed by ODI's RAPID programme

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  • 1. Policy entrepreneurship:some ideas for discussion about development entrepreneurship Arnaldo Pellini: a.pellini.ra@odi.org.uk The Asia Foundation Manila 24. July 2012
  • 2. ODI•  200 staff•  Research / Advice / Public Debate•  Fellowship scheme For more information see: www.odi.org.uk
  • 3. ODI
  • 4. RAPID Policy andKnowledge development processes
  • 5. RAPID Power, Politics and evidence useKnowledge intermediariesand interactions Evidence production and communication
  • 6. Policy processes are... Cabinet   Donors   Policy   Formula/on   Agenda     Parliament   Se3ng   Decision   Making  Civil  Society   Monitoring  and   Ministries   Evalua/on   Policy   Implementa/on   Private     Sector  
  • 7. ROMAStrategy forinfluencingpolicyprocessesRAPIDOutcomeMappingApproach
  • 8. 1. Learn about the context Power, Politics and evidence useKnowledge intermediariesand interactions Evidence production and communication
  • 9. 1. Learn about the contextKnowledge, Politics and Power (KPP)1. Mapping the political context2. Role of key actors3. Types of knowledge4. Knowledge intermediation processes
  • 10. 1. Learn about the context 1. Mapping the political context•  Formal policy processes•  Formal/informal political participation processes•  Who has the strongest voices in policy debates?•  How does the political context condition the search for knowledge?
  • 11. 1. Learn about the context2. Role of key actors•  Who is involved in policy making and knowledge processes?•  How do these actors interact and what role does knowledge play in this process?•  How do interests, values, beliefs shape the knowledge-policy interface?
  • 12. 1. Learn about the context3. Types of knowledge•  What sources of knowledge do different actors rely on and why?•  From where do they source this knowledge?•  How do power relations between actors serve for privileging some sources of knowledge versus others?
  • 13. 1. Learn about the context4. Knowledge intermediation processes•  Are there intermediaries involved in the knowledge to policy link?•  What innovative ways of working could be used to mediate the knowledge-policy interface?
  • 14. 2. Define the policy changeAttitudinal changeProcedural changePolicy contentBehaviour change
  • 15. 3. Stakeholders’ mapping High1.  List influence Power / stakeholders2.  Map them on a matrix3.  Identify which are the most influential Low Low Interest in High the topic
  • 16. 4. Research plan and communication Quantitative / qualitative / mix Research Data collection and analysis tools Get to know your audience Research report + Policy briefCommunication Research brief strategy Articles in newspapers Interviews in TV Workshops and presentations ….
  • 17. 5. Management approach Overall strategy and plan POLICYStage 1 Stage 2 Stage … OUTCOME Outputs Outputs Outputs
  • 18. 5. Management approach Life of the project Define Conduct research activitiesIdea research Plan Close Communicate
  • 19. 6. Assess your competencies
  • 20. 7. Monitoring and learning framework1.  Strategy and direction –are you doing the right thing?2.  Management –are you doing what you planned to do?3.  Outputs – are the outputs appropriate for the audience?4.  Uptake – are people aware of your work?5.  Outcomes and impacts –are you having any impact?
  • 21. 7. Monitoring and learning frameworkStrategy and Logframes, Theory of Change, Peerdirection Review, Strategy Document, … Project Documentation, ProjectManagement Governance, Researchprocesses Management, PRINCE2, … Peer reviews, After ActionOutputs Reviews, Output logs, … Citation Analysis, Uptake logs,Uptake User Surveys, …Outcomes and Stories of Change, Episode Studies,impacts …
  • 22. ConclusionsTo improve research impact youneed:•  Clear intent•  A systematic approach•  The right systems and management approach•  To spend more on communications•  To engage, engage, engage•  Have a long term view
  • 23. www.outcomemapping.caThank you www.ebpdn.org
  • 24. ResourcesRAPID publications:http://www.odi.org.uk/work/programmes/rapid/activities-resources.asp