In this chapter, we first discuss what adaptive development is. We then summarise three adaptive development approaches in turn: adaptive management, problem-driven iterative adaptation (PDIA), and thinking and working politically (TWP). Case studies of each approach, like the WISDM coalition example above, are included to tease out the subtle differences between them; however, you will rightly note some overlap between them in terms of logic and methodologies. These three approaches should not be read as the only flavours of adaptive development, for example, see also doing development differently (ODI nd) and navigation by judgment (Honig 2018). Further, we strongly recommend engaging with the other texts we reference in this chapter – many of which are working papers accessible to audiences beyond academic paywalls. Finally, the chapter concludes with some ideas for teaching adaptive approaches in the classroom.
|Title of host publication||The Routledge Handbook of Global Development|
|Editors||Kearrin Sims, Nicola Banks, Susan Engel, Paul Hodge, Jonathan Makuwira, Naohiro Nakamura, Jonathan Rigg, Albert Salamanca, Pichamon Yeophantong|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Feb 2022|
|Name||Routledge International Handbooks|