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1 Mapping Political Contexts

2 RAPID Programme www.odi.org.uk/rapid SMEPOL, Cairo, February, 2005 2 Mapping the Policy Context RAPID Framework Stakeholder Analysis Force field analysis Policy Process Mapping Influence mapping Outcome Mapping

3 RAPID Programme www.odi.org.uk/rapid SMEPOL, Cairo, February, 2005 3 The Policy Cycle (Young and Quinn, 2002)

4 RAPID Programme www.odi.org.uk/rapid SMEPOL, Cairo, February, 2005 4 Stakeholder Analysis Why: To understand who gains or lose from a policy or project. To help Build Consensus. Steps: 1.Identify Stakeholders 2.Analysis Workshop 3.Develop Strategies Keep Satisfied Engage Closely Monitor (minimum effort) Keep Informed High Power Low High Interest

5 RAPID Programme www.odi.org.uk/rapid SMEPOL, Cairo, February, 2005 5 Forcefield Analysis Steps: 1.Identify a specific Change 2.Identify forces for and againsty change 3.Prioritise the forces 4.Develop Strategies to overcome opposing and reinforce supporting forces

6 RAPID Programme www.odi.org.uk/rapid SMEPOL, Cairo, February, 2005 6 Policy Process Workshops Looking at internal policy processes – what works in DFID. Small, informal workshop with 7 staff. Participatory pair-wise ranking of factors influencing the success of 8 policy processes. Worked quite well. In DFID - agendas and processes rather than documents are key

7 RAPID Programme www.odi.org.uk/rapid SMEPOL, Cairo, February, 2005 7 Policy Process Mapping General Context issues – domestic and international. Specific Policy Issues (i.e. the policy cycle) Who are the Stakeholders? (Stakeholder analysis) –Arena: government, parliament, civil society, judiciary, private sector. –Level: local, national, international What is their Interest and Influence? Process matrix + political matrix Political and administrative feasibility assessment [Sources: M. Grindle / J. Court ]

8 RAPID Programme www.odi.org.uk/rapid SMEPOL, Cairo, February, 2005 8 Policy Process Mapping National & Local (& International)

9 RAPID Programme www.odi.org.uk/rapid SMEPOL, Cairo, February, 2005 9 Policy Process Mapping for SMEs Participants work on a set of actors related to policy processes Steps: 1.Identify key actors that influence SME policy 2.Create Matrix: Organizations and Key Steps of the Policy Process 3.Describe Organizations formal position in the policy process 4.Describe Organizations informal influence on the policy process 5.Give a number rating (1=low; 5=high) for the influence each organization has on different parts of the policy process.

10 RAPID Programme www.odi.org.uk/rapid SMEPOL, Cairo, February, 2005 10 Policy Process Mapping Group 1 – Government Group 2 – Political Society and Bureaucracy Group 3 – Civil Society, Private Sector and International

11 Group Work 1: Mapping the political process 1.Within your area(s) – identify the key actors that influence SME policy formulation and/or implementation 2.Outline their formal and informal roles in formulation and/or implementation and write a description on an index card 3.Also identify, and write on the car where SME research is undertaken 4.Give a number rating (1=low; 5=high) for the influence each organization has on different parts of the policy process.


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