The art of development in challenging institutional environments

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Strengthening of national and local institutions can be challenging in the most advanced settings, and it can become a monumental task in some developing countries. Finding the right balance between long-term measures to create added value while allowing for results on the ground can prove a challenge even for the most seasoned specialists. This includes compliance with the IDB’s safeguards policies.

While any approach has to take into account the specific context, below are some useful tips for that could come in handy when working in emerging institutional environments.