The Legal Assistance for Economic Reform (LASER) programme is an initiative funded by the Department for International Development (DFID). The programme which is implemented by the Law and Development Partnership and KPMG supports developing countries to strengthen their investment climates
This synthesis paper suggests how problem-driven approaches supported by adaptive programme management can be implemented at scale in relation to donor programming aimed at institutional reform and improving state capability. It suggests changes to the way standard programme models are applied in practice by DFID and other donors, in light of new thinking about how donors can best support the complex issue of institutional reform, drawing on LASER’s experience on the ground.
The paper draws on a literature review and discussions with implementers of like-minded programmes and a wide range of stakeholders.
Manuel, C. Reform Second synthesis paper Delivering institutional reform at scale: Problem-driven approaches supported by adaptive programming (2016) 30pp
Published 1 February 2016