PEA Update 3: PEA Case studies (grouped by level of analysis – global, regional, country, sector – and problem driven PEA within a sector)

This blog forms part of a series of internal PEA updates compiled by Priya Chattier and Tara Davda, and with general wisdom by Graham Teskey and Lavinia Tyrrel. Thanks to Leisa Gibson for GESI support. We will aim to publish these every fortnight or so. Watch this space.

Political economy analysis (PEA) is important for ensuring the formulation of robust country or sector plans, and programmes which maximise the quality and impact of aid. They can help to ‘reveal’ the power dynamics, interests and incentives which lie beneath formal structures and can play a key role in mitigating risk. Critically, they can be used to guide donors on where to focus effort. This fortnight includes references for approaching PEA at the country, sector and regional level.

Noteworthy PEA case studies:

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  • Problem within sector: A Political Economy Analysis of Reform of Tuberculosis Treatment in Ukraine – paper examines why Ukraine has failed to adopt several reforms to its tuberculosis program despite a series of recommendations from international experts over a period of years.
  • Leather sector reform in Bangladesh – see here.
  • Why A Feminist Political Economy Analysis Of Women’s Health And Reproductive Freedom? – using the Philippines as a case study,  this research examines how social reproductive labour is harnessed to service various economic activities, including nation-building.
  • A WILPF Guide to feminist political economy – an examination of how the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) uses a feminist PEA to understand the broader context of war and post-conflict recovery.

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