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Thinking and Working Politically, a Conversation with Jaime Faustino

July 22, 2020

Overcrowded schools in the Philippines: There was money to build new classrooms. Why wasn’t it being spent?


Since early 2012, The Asia Foundation’s Coalitions for Change project in the Philippines has been rocking the emerging discipline of “thinking and working politically,” which is…what, exactly? Jaime Faustino, coauthor of a new book on the subject, answers that question with a tale of strange bedfellows, unexpected obstacles, astonishing solutions, and Coalitions for Change.




Thinking and Working Politically in Development: Coalitions for Change in the Philippines, by John T. Sidel and Jaime Faustino, is available for free download.

1 Comment

  1. Thank you for an informative and illuminating interview that captured the essence of a great idea in very little time. Jaime’s application of entrepreneurial principles to the Development of societies is refreshingly successful.

    The not so small bets are paying off!

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