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Our innovative research and advisory work addresses how politics and power shape policies, how services are delivered, and how institutions work.

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Adaptive bureaucracies? Enabling adaptation in public bureaucracies

This working paper explores public bureaucracies across a range of sectors that have attempted to work more adaptively.
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  1. What do we know about the subjective and intangible factors that shape migration decision-making?

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  2. Understanding migrant decision-making: implications for policy

    Working papers

  3. LearnAdapt: a synthesis of our work on adaptive programming with DFID/FCDO (2017–2020)

    Briefing/policy papers

  4. Adaptive bureaucracies? Enabling adaptation in public bureaucracies

    Working papers

  5. Opportunities and challenges for DAC members in ‘adapting to context’

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. Value for money and adaptive programming: approaches, measures and management

    Working papers

  7. Taliban attitudes and policies towards education

    Working papers

  8. The ingredients of successful adaptive programming in Tanzania: a QCA analysis

    Research reports

  9. Inviting non-state armed groups to the table: inclusive strategies towards a more fit for purpose international humanitarian law

    Briefing/policy papers

  10. Composing a symphony or causing a racket? Intentional design for evaluation and learning among subgroups in multi-site, multi-organisation development initiatives

    Working papers

  11. Teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone: priorities for a future research agenda

    Briefing/policy papers

  12. Adapting through Covid-19: lessons from teenage pregnancy programmes in Sierra Leone

    Briefing/policy papers

  13. The European Union Trust Fund for Africa: a glimpse of the future for EU development cooperation

    Research reports

  14. Women political leaders and peacebuilding

    Research reports

  15. Dilemmas and experiences of international support for inclusive peacebuilding

    Research reports

  16. Inclusive constitution making in fragile and conflict-affected states

    Research reports

  17. The influence of EU migration policy on regional free movement in the IGAD and ECOWAS regions

    Working papers

  18. The EU Migration Partnership Framework: time for a rethink?

    Working papers

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