From donor politics to bureaucratic constraints, long-term change in SJR is difficult. But can work on the margins be done more effectively?
That politics is crucial to good development is well established. But the jump from thinking politically to working politically is a whole other challenge, akin to learning a new language, argues ODI expert Alina Rocha Menocal.
Perceptions of the police are improving due to community policing, as an ODI case study and a video produced by the Asia Foundation make clear.
The priority for most people – according to a new ODI report and blog – is a government that delivers on goods and services.