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Blog Contributor Peter Semone

Peter Semone is formerly the chief of party for the USAID Timor-Leste Tourism for All Project.

by Peter Semone

Coding ‘Thinking and Working Politically’ into a Project’s DNA

For decades, the international development community has struggled to prove its effectiveness by ensuring that programs deliver politically viable solutions that respond to locally led processes. Guaranteeing these principles is a shared responsibility between donors and implementers. While donors need to shed the straitjackets of untested theories of change, pre-established project activities, and onerous reporting…