David Booth highlighted 5 myths about governance and development in a blog earlier this year. Two of his points are particularly relevant for PDIA.
- Myth 2: Governance-improvement is a good entry-point for developmental reform. In our experience, constructing local problems is the entry point to begin the search for solutions that ultimately drive change. We believe in solving problems and not selling solutions.
- Myth 5: African regimes can’t do problem-driven, adaptive development. That’s just not true. We have experimented with PDIA in Mozambique; the World Bank has tried PDIA in Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Burundi; AGI has used it in Rwanda and DFID has used it in Nigeria.
You can find the entire blog here.