BSC video 25: Real problem driven reform

Solving problems that matter ensure that you are doing something contextually relevant. In this video, Matt Andrews, uses an example of civil service reform in Uganda to illustrate how constructing local problems is the entry point to begin the search for solutions that ultimately drive change. You can watch the video below or on YouTube.

If you are interested in learning more, watch selling solutions vs. solving problems.

BSC video 24: Selling solutions vs. solving problems

When asked to name a problem, people often name a solution (i.e. the lack of a solution). This leads to designing typical, business as usual type of interventions without addressing the actual problem. In this video, Lant Pritchett, uses an education example to illustrate the difference between problems and solutions. You can watch the video below or on YouTube.

If you are interested in learning more, watch constructing problems to drive change.

BSC Video 23: Putting the typology framework together

An analytical typology can help you answer the question, building capability to do what?

In this video, Lant Pritchett synthesizes the four analytical questions you need to ask in order to determine the implementation capability required for your activity, to create five category types of activities. He uses examples from health and the financial sector to illustrate the tasks by category type. You can watch the video below or on YouTube.

If you are interested in learning more, watch why do we need a typology, is your activity transaction intensive, is your activity locally discretionary, is your activity a service or an obligation and is there a known technology?

BSC Video 22: is there a known technology for your activity?

An analytical typology can help you answer the question, building capability to do what? This is the last of four videos that addresses the analytical questions you need to ask in order to determine the implementation capability required for your activity. In this video, Lant Pritchett explains the meaning of known technology using examples from health and the financial sector. You can watch the video below or on YouTube.

If you are interested in learning more, watch why do we need a typology, is your activity transaction intensive, is your activity locally discretionary, and is your activity a service or an obligation.

BSC Video 21: Is your activity a service or an obligation?

An analytical typology can help you answer the question, building capability to do what? This is the third of four videos that addresses the analytical questions you need to ask in order to determine the implementation capability required for your activity. In this video, Lant Pritchett explains the meaning of service delivery and an imposition of obligation. You can watch the video below or on YouTube.

If you are interested in learning more, watch why do we need a typology, is your activity transaction intensive, and is your activity locally discretionary.

 

BSC Video 20: Is your activity locally discretionary?

An analytical typology can help you answer the question, building capability to do what? This is the second of four videos that addresses the analytical questions you need to ask in order to determine the implementation capability required for your activity. In this video, Lant Pritchett explains the meaning of local discretion using examples from health and the financial sector. You can watch the video below or on YouTube.

If you are interested in learning more, watch why do we need a typology and is your activity transaction intensive.

BSC Video 19: Is your activity transaction intensive?

An analytical typology can help you answer the question, building capability to do what? This is the first of four videos that addresses the analytical questions you need to ask in order to determine the implementation capability required for your activity. In this video, Lant Pritchett explains the meaning of transaction intensive using examples from health and education. You can watch the video below or on YouTube.

If you are interested in learning more, watch capability for policy implementation and why do we need a typology.