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Building State Capability Podcast

By Building State Capability at Harvard University

The Building State Capability (BSC) program at Harvard's Center for International Development (CID) researches strategies and tactics to build the capability of public organizations to implement policies and programs. BSC has developed the Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA), a process of facilitated emergence which focuses on problems (not solutions) and follows a step by step process (not a rigid plan) that allows for flexible learning and adaptation. PDIA is a learning by doing approach that helps organizations develop the capability to solve complex problems while they are actually solving such problems.

  1. 1.
    LTC 13: Message in a battle: Why comminications matter in a pandemic10/19/2020
    41:06
  2. 2.
    IPP Week 11: Maintaining your Authorizing Environment08/27/2020
    3:06
  3. 3.
    LTC 12: Empowering Work and Learning, Even if Things Seem Chaotic05/14/2020
    38:46
  4. 4.
    4P Model for Strategic Leadership: Projection (4 of 4)05/13/2020
    24:47
  5. 5.
    4P Model for Strategic Leadership: People (3 of 4)05/06/2020
    28:48
  6. 6.
    LTC11: Sources & Tips to Manage Burnout05/05/2020
    19:53
  7. 7.
    LTC10: A Virtual Discussion with Prof. Matt Andrews (May 1, 2020)05/04/2020
    46:22
  8. 8.
    LTC9: Lessons from Graham T. Allison on Leading through Crisis04/30/2020
    42:17
  1. 9.
    LTC 8: A Virtual Discussion with Prof. Matt Andrews (April 24, 2020)04/27/2020
    40:35
  2. 10.
    4P Model for Strategic Leadership: Process (2 of 4)04/22/2020
    17:40
  3. 11.
    LTC 7: A Virtual Discussion with Prof. Matt Andrews (April 17, 2020)04/20/2020
    44:06
  4. 12.
    4P Model for Strategic Leadership: Perception (1 of 4)04/15/2020
    27:52
  5. 13.
    LTC 6: A Virtual Discussion with Prof. Matt Andrews (April 10, 2020)04/13/2020
    45:53
  6. 14.
    LTC 5: A Virtual Discussion with Prof. Matt Andrews (April 3, 2020)04/10/2020
    46:08
  7. 15.
    LTC 4: Lessons in Crisis Communications and Response04/07/2020
    33:24
  8. 16.
    LTC 3: Lessons from Leading Through the Ebola Crisis04/03/2020
    38:44
  9. 17.
    LTC 2: Applying Lessons from Experience to COVID-1903/28/2020
    24:05
  10. 18.
    LTC 1: A Virtual Discussion with Prof. Matt Andrews (March 27, 2020)03/27/2020
    37:27
  11. 19.
    Episode 10: Managing Difficult Conversations Effectively03/20/2020
    19:29
  12. 20.
    Audio Policy Paper 2 - Public Policy Failure: ‘How Often?’ and ‘What is Failure, Anyway’?03/13/2020
    56:08
  13. 21.
    Audio Policy Paper 1 - How Cities Erode Gender Inequality: A New Theory and Evidence from Cambodia02/10/2020
    49:52
  14. 22.
    Episode 9: Building Effective Teams01/17/2020
    21:51
  15. 23.
    PDIA in Practice 12: Thinking Big and Small12/25/2019
    11:31
  16. 24.
    PDIA in Practice 11: Designing and Learning from Your Iteration12/19/2019
    15:12
  17. 25.
    PDIA in Practice 10: Building and Maintaining Authorization12/11/2019
    17:09
  18. 26.
    PDIA in Practice 9: Crawling the Design Space for Possible Solutions12/04/2019
    9:26
  19. 27.
    PDIA in Practice 8: Sequencing - Using change space analysis to identify entry points11/27/2019
    11:26
  20. 28.
    PDIA in Practice 7: Deconstructing Problems11/20/2019
    8:55
  21. 29.
    PDIA in Practice 6: Constructing Problems11/13/2019
    9:15
  22. 30.
    PDIA in Practice 5: People as The Source of Capability in PDIA11/06/2019
    14:46
  23. 31.
    PDIA in Practice 4: PDIA to Escape10/30/2019
    10:40
  24. 32.
    PDIA in Practice 3: Building the Capability You Need10/23/2019
    21:51
  25. 33.
    PDIA in Practice 2: Techniques of Successful Failure10/16/2019
    13:54
  26. 34.
    PDIA in Practice 1: The Big Stuck and Capability for Policy Implementation10/10/2019
    11:02
  27. 35.
    Episode 8: PDIA in Action: Challenges and Experiences03/01/2019
    17:12
  28. 36.
    Episode 7: Public Policy Failure02/09/2019
    28:28
  29. 37.
    Episode 6: Overcoming the Global Despondency Trap: Strengthening Corporate Accountability in Supply Chains12/12/2018
    16:49
  30. 38.
    Episode 5: PDIAToolkit - A Guide to Solving Complex Problems11/01/2018
    21:29
  31. 39.
    Episode 4: Politicizing Inequality: The Power of Ideas11/01/2018
    14:28
  32. 40.
    Episode 3: Designing a Problem-Driven Donor-Funded Project in Mozambique06/25/2018
    26:48
  33. 41.
    Episode 2: Informing Budget Reform in Mozambique: The Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation Approach06/06/2018
    29:59
  34. 42.
    Episode 1: Doing Development Differently03/01/2018
    18:00

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