Thinking & Working Politically




Heather is a Steering Committee member of the Thinking and Working Politically Community of Practice (TWP CoP) and was its Secretary until 2018.

The TWP CoP first met in Delhi in November 2013 in order to help better understand how to translate the evidence that political factors are usually much more important in determining developmental impact than the scale of aid funding or the technical quality of programming into operationally relevant guidance. 

The CoP encourages political engagement as an iterative and adaptive approach that is relevant programmatically, and for broader development policy objectives.