PTF Book Review in Top 10 World Bank Blogs of 2013

A review “Citizens Against Corruption” rolled in at #10 on the World Bank’s list of Top Ten Blog Posts by Readership in 2013. Click here to read the blog written by Duncan Green, head of Research at Oxfam Great Britain and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Development Studies.

The PTF fits the model of how to work in complex systems pretty well. It acknowledges that outsiders can’t possibly understand the labyrinths of formal and informal power, or identify potential allies and windows of opportunity. Those have to come from within. By breaking funding down into small grants, and using only volunteer experts, it tries to keep power away from the consultancy/donor complex, and stay true to being country-driven. At the ODI, Pierre described the underlying theory of change as ‘the aggregation of millions of actions to reach a tipping point.'” Read more…