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Politics and Governance

From Political Economy Analysis to Adaptive Development, the Politics and Governance programme delves into pressing global challenges, unraveling the intricacies of political systems, power dynamics, and institutions to create impactful insights and influence decision-making for a more just and equitable society
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Think Change episode 39: how can AI become a force for social good?

This episode examines ethical implications around the use of AI and what this new digital age means for political power.
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The team

  1. Labour migrants’ vulnerability to human trafficking and labour exploitation in Southeast Asia: An analysis of Vietnam

    Case/country studies

  2. ‘Small is beautiful, but scale is necessary’: front-line justice services in lower-income countries with the potential to scale-up

    Briefing/policy papers

  3. Rethinking labour recruitment to reduce exploitation and trafficking of migrants

    Briefing/policy papers

  4. Issue-based programming in challenging contexts: Learning from Traction Malawi

    Briefing/policy papers

  5. Think Change episode 23: is democracy really in retreat?


  6. Crime and communities: Life under criminal group control

    Briefing/policy papers

  7. Civic space: shrinking or shifting?

    Expert Comment

  8. Removing barriers to accountability: shifting the power in the aid sector through accessible technology


  9. Taking people-centred justice to scale: the role of customary and informal justice in advancing people-centred justice

    Briefing/policy papers

  10. Domestic financing for justice: who spends most on justice?

    Briefing/policy papers

  11. Ripe for reckoning? White saviourism in international development


  12. Regional Elites in Afghanistan

    Working papers

  13. Informal power networks in Afghanistan

    Working papers

  14. Afghanistan Partnership Framework: Conditionality without ownership; tactics without strategy?

    Briefing/policy papers

  15. Afghanistan’s aid requirements: How much aid is required to maintain a stable state?

    Briefing/policy papers

  16. Pledging in Geneva: How much aid, and for what?

    Briefing/policy papers

  17. NGOs and civil society in Afghanistan

    Research reports

  18. Navigating local authority and community-driven development in Afghanistan: A Lessons for Peace Literature Review

    Research reports

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