PDIA in Practice 4: PDIA to Escape

The Practice of PDIA: Building Capability by Delivering Results Podcast is a 12 part series that will walk you through the PDIA or Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation approach to solving complex development problems. 1,500 development practitioners in 90 countries have used the PDIA approach. Learn more about PDIA or download our free DIY Toolkit. Watch the Practice of PDIA videos.

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Camila Lobo: Welcome to Part 4 of the Practice of PDIA: Building Capability by Delivering Results Podcast series. This 12 part series, based on a video series used for our PDIA online course, will walk you through the PDIA or Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation approach to solving complex development problems. More than 1,500 development practitioners in 90 countries have used the PDIA approach.

Organizations build their capability for implementing policy by defining problems, discovering the practices that work to solve those problems, and then embedding and incorporating those practices as their new way of doing business inside the organization. In today’s podcast, we have with us Professor Lant Pritchett and Michael Woolcock who will discuss PDIA as a way to escape capability traps.

Camila Lobo: Lant, could you please explain what PDIA is? 

What is PDIA?

Camila Lobo: Thanks Lant. Michael, So how is PDIA different? 

How is PDIA Different   

Camila Lobo: Thank you Michael. Lant, when you think about PDIA, where should you use it?

PDIA is about matching your capability with your challenge

Camila Lobo: Thank you for listening to Part 4 of the Practice of PDIA Podcast series. Tune in to listen to Part 5 where we discuss People as the source of capability in PDIA. To learn more visit bsc.cid.harvard.edu.