WHEN
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Download iCalendar entry for this event.
WHERE
Urban Institute
2100 M St NW
Washington, DC

Doing Reform Differently: Can Problem-Driven Iterative Adaptation be Scaled Up?

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

Distinguished Fellow, RTI International

Speakers

Assistant Professor, International Development, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Director of Global Learning, FHI 360
Vice President & Chief Technical Officer, RTI International

Workgroup Co-Chairs

Distinguished Fellow, RTI International
For more information contact Paul Sherman at: events@sidw.org