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Christmas smorgasbord: collective action failures, aardvark attacks and why PDIA may be good old practice but a poor new fit

Written by Marcus Manuel

'If PDIA is ’good old practice’ but ‘poor new fit’ how can we move forward? Previous analysis focused on identifying the people or issues that could drive change. One of PDIA’s insights is that, in many contexts, it is problems that may be the best ’drivers of change’. The challenge next year will be in applying the same political-economy insights to overcome the collective action failure of donors to support PDIA style approaches.'