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11 September 2018
The purpose of the ‘Political Economy Analysis’ Guidance Note is to assist DFAT staff to plan, commission and undertake political economy analysis. This note can assist staff integrate political economy analysis into the aid management cycle, as an ongoing iterative process. Political economy analysis provides a useful evidence-base to inform the principles set out in Effective Governance: Strategy for Australia's aid Investments. Understanding the political contexts in which we work is critical to informing DFAT’s policy work and improving development effectiveness.