Doing development differently: Philippines workshop
Following on from the first 'doing development differently' workshop held at Harvard University in October 2014, this event will bring researchers and practitioners together to explore examples of effective programming from the Philippines and Asia.
- Matt Andrews, Jaime Faustino and Leni Wild published an article in Devex in advance of the event, exploring the role of doing development differently in development programming; the importance of sharing experiences and collaborating; why real experience rather than theory provides the best guide to doing development differently, and why doing develoment differently requires working with and through various different actors.
- Here's the agenda - including a list of background reading.
- Steve Rood, the Asia Foundation's country representative for the Philippines and Pacific Nations and regional advisor for local governance, opened the event.
- Leni Wild, lead author of Adapting development: improving public services to the poor, introduced the 'doing development differently' approach. Adapting development: improving public services to the poor is available to download from ODI's website.
- The 'doing development differently' approach is outlined in the manifesto published following last year's event at Harvard.
- Jaime Faustino from the Asia Foundation then facilitated a session on 'doing development differently' in the Philippines. Jaime featured in ODI's film, Adapting development: how local reformers revolutionised land rights in the Philippines.
- The film told the story of a reform - supported by the Asia Foundation - which made it easier for ordinary Filipinos to get the rights to the land they live on.
- Jo-Ann Diosana (Action for Economic Reforms), Toix Cerna (Children's Education First Coalition), and Geoff King (DFAT) presented examples of 'doing development differently' in the Philippines.