Building State Capability: PDIA in Action

Innovations and adaptations that occur in one place often need to be scaled in order to lead to system-level change. However, in development, the road from small to big is challenging and rife with pitfalls. In this last of the first BSC video series, Michael Woolcock, discusses our approach to building state capability, which is built around having communities of practice around the world. These are initially small teams within organizations that have the authority, latitude, opportunity and resources to tackle problems they encounter by learning, iterating and adapting..

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Building State Capability: PDIA in Action

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The Building State Capability (BSC) program at the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University researches new strategies and tactics to build the capability of public organizations to execute and implement. We are exploring the potential…


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The Building State Capability (BSC) program at the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University researches new strategies and tactics to build the capability of public organizations to execute and implement. We are exploring the potential of a Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) approach which rests on 4 core principles: local solutions for local Problems; pushing problem Driven positive deviance; try, learn, Iterate, Adapt; and scale through diffusion. This video series highlights the key elements of our approach.

 

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