Resources on understanding the drivers of policy change
The following sources provide models for understanding policy and institutional change, each grounded in various empirical studies and literature reviews. Taken as a whole, these not only provide various insights for those looking to influence policy but also show how the challenges facing those looking to influence policy are complex: capacities are distributed, interests and perspectives are divergent and change pathways are unpredictable.
ODI Background paper: Knowledge, policy and power in international development: a practical framework for improving policy – Jones, H., Jones, N., Shaxson, S., and Walker, D. (2013)
ODI Briefing Paper: Taking Responsibility for Complexity: How Implementation Can Achieve Results in the Face of Complex Problems – Jones, H. (2011)
Resources on complexity and development
Evidence and argument about the complexity of problems faced in development, why complexity matters and what can be done about it by governments, non-government organisations and aid agencies.
ODI Working paper: A guide to managing projects and programmes in the face of complexity
ODI Background note: A guide for planning and strategy development in the face of complexity
Beyond Planning: Markets and Networks for Better Aid - Barder, O. (2009)
Capacity, Change and Performance - Baser, H. and Morgan, P. (2008)
The Clash of the Counter-bureaucracy and Development - Natsios, A. (2010)