08 Oct

Applying tools for adaptive programming and development effectiveness

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The nature of security and rule of law programming in fragile settings is changing in response to a variety of external and internal drivers, going beyond institutional capacity development to consider empowerment and ways to foster accountability and influence policies through engagement with new sets of actors. To bring about the changes we wish to see, we need to understand better the problems at stake, the environments interventions are embedded in and the assumptions that underpin implementers’ decisions. This is where analytical tools for adaptive programming come into play. This workshop brings together practitioners and policy-makers who will share and discuss good practices of using analytical tools for program adaptation. You are invited to put forward your experience by presenting a pitch. Participants will further discuss in groups with a focus on more effective, evidence-based policies and programming. To encourage an open, interactive discussion, the event takes place under Chatham House RulesPlease find the full programme here.

Featured speakers

NIMD will present its newly developed and tested Political Economy Analysis (PEA) framework with country examples from Jordan and Iraq. The framework will be presented by Edin Elgsaether, Nic van der Jagt and Violet Benneker. Edin Elgsaether is a Knowledge Advisor with NIMD and lead the process of developing a purpose-built PEA framework for the organization and country programmes. She is a governance specialist with experience from developing, transitional and conflict-affected countries. Nic van der Jagt is Learning and Evaluation Advisor at NIMD, where he is responsible for results measurement strategy, evaluation and learning in the field of democracy. Nic is an international development professional with 20 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of youth employment, enterprise development, and governance programmes. Violet Benneker is a Knowledge Advisor with NIMD. She is an expert on trust-building for inclusive political dialogue and on the role of formal and informal rules in political decision-making in fragile and conflict-affected states.

IDLO will present insights from a 5-year Project in Mali, which aims at strengthening the criminal justice chain in North Mali. The project’s approach to adaptive programming will be presented by Namizata Méïté, a French National lawyer, who joined IDLO in 2003. As Program Coordinator for Africa, she is currently responsible for coordinating the respective project in Mali. In particular, Namizata has extensive experience in Program implementation with expertise in human rights, legal services, legal training and Intellectual Property (IP). She designs and delivers programmes on various topics including HIV Health Law, Economic and financial criminal law.

CARE Netherlands will focus on Gendered Political Economy Analysis (GPEA) and Advocacy After Action Review. A GPEA explicitly examines how gender and other social inequalities shape people’s access to power and resources. An Advocacy After Action Review is an action-oriented monitoring and learning tool that helps practitioners to review their advocacy strategies and adapt to changing opportunities and challenges throughout the life of the programme. CARE’s approach will be presented by Lori Cajegas, who is CARE Netherland's Programme Manager for the “Every Voice Counts” programme, which aims to contribute to inclusive and effective governance processes in fragile settings. For over 15 years, Lori has worked with and supported civil society organizations in Asia and Africa in designing and implementing lobby and advocacy programmes. Her current passion is to inspire and motivate colleagues and individuals to approach power analysis more practically and learn from what works and what does not work - all small but strategic steps to effectively address changes in the political and social contexts.

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