In collaboration with IRC’s governance unit, this project is testing a participatory systems strengthening approach called “Problem-Driven Iterative Adaptation.” It is founded on four principles:
- Focusing on specific problems as prioritized by local actors;
- Fostering active, ongoing experimental iterations to turn ideas into solutions;
- Establishing an “authorizing environment” for decision-making that encourages experimentation and “positive deviance”; and
- Engaging broad sets of agents to ensure that reforms are viable, legitimate, and relevant.
This will be tested in a subset of health facilities in Myanmar to determine whether we observe increases in accountability and quality of care.
The Airbel Impact Lab at IRC is a team of researchers, strategists and innovators committed to the accelerated design, rigorous evaluation and cost-effective scaling of the most impactful solutions supporting people affected by crisis.