Current thinking on effective international development highlights the importance of tailoring interventions to fit the unpredictable and fluid contexts that all change efforts must confront.  RTI’s international development practitioners and researchers have studied our projects to identify tools and practices that have enabled them to cope well in challenging circumstances and achieve results that benefit the low and middle-income countries where we work.

This collection assembles publications that offer practical lessons and guidance on strategies and toolkits for assessing contexts and for designing, implementing, and adapting reforms that can function effectively within those contexts.  These publications cover topics such as applied political economy analysis, “thinking and working politically” (TWP),  integrating governance and sector service delivery, adaptive project management that blends flexibility with results-based accountability, and improving the connections between policy researchers and public decision-makers.

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