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SID-Washington Event on Doing Reform Differently

The SID-Washington Democracy, Rights, & Governance Workgroup Presents Doing Reform Differently: Can Problem-Driven Iterative Adaptation be Scaled Up? on Tuesday, June 20, from 11:30a.m-1:30p.m. at SID-Washington, 1111 19th Street NW, 7th Floor.  Registration is required to attend and will close at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 19.

In the last several years some development experts have advocated for “Doing Development Differently” (DDD), which is an approach to development projects that prioritizes iteration, ongoing evaluation, and design derived from local problems and needs, as opposed to blueprint projects that start with a predetermined design and try to stick to it. The panel explores how DDD principles can be applied to the implementation of large-scale, system-wide reform. Drawing on experience in the education sector, the panelists will discuss whether and how system-wide reforms are amenable to iteration, design-as-one-goes, and localized input. Options and implications for evaluating such reform efforts, given the lack of a counterfactual, will also be debated.

Moderator:

Derick Brinkerhoff, Distinguished Fellow, RTI International

Speakers:

Luis Crouch, Vice President & Chief Technical Officer, RTI International

John Gillies, Director of Global Learning, FHI 360

Dan Honig, Assistant Professor of International Development, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Democracy, Rights, & Governance Workgroup Co-Chairs:

Derick Brinkerhoff, Distinguished Fellow, RTI International

Rick O’Sullivan, Principal & Founder, Change Management Solutions

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