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Applied political economy analysis for human rights programs and campaigns: A guide for practitioners (second edition)

September 30, 2023

This updated guide provides practical guidance to practitioners in the human rights sector and beyond on how to integrate Applied Political Economy Analysis (APEA) into their work. It provides a succinct description of APEA and offers practical, operational guidelines and recommendations for designing and carrying out APEA studies. New to this edition is a section that offers practical guidance for integrating gender and social inclusion into APEA study design and data collection. The document also explains how to make “everyday” APEA part of ongoing program management and includes tools, templates and resources as appendices to help carry out APEA and related contextual analysis.


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