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Pedro Prieto Martín

Research Officer

Pedro Prieto Martín is a Senior Research Officer at the Institute of Development Studies. His activist-researcher work has focused on the areas of Open Government, Human Centred Design and in digital practices, tools and methods for accountability, citizen engagement and social change.

Pedro’s academic background includes degrees in Computer Science, Business Administration and Sociology. Pedro worked for six years for Hewlett-Packard in Germany, as Technical Lead of a B2B platforms development team. Afterwards, he researched for a year on Participatory Budgeting and ICT for social change in Brazil, and for four years in Guatemala, working on Municipal Participation and Transparency. In Spain, he supported and researched at the local level, the social mobilisation processes that resulted from the “indignados”/15M movement around new political parties.

At IDS he as done work on the application of Frontier Technologies to development challenges, on adaptive management in the context of ICT for governance initiatives, and he is currently leading the communications and outreach workstream of the USAID/DFID “Global Learning on Adaptive Management” programme.

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Research

Opinions

Opinion

Adaptiveness through ‘simplest tools and practices’

In recent years, more and more influential development organisations have been openly recognising the central role that adaptive management capacities – the ability to keep improving strategies and actions as programmes unfold – play for the success of complex interventions. As a result,...

13 November 2017

Opinion

On doing the right thing right

If the assumptions and plans you established for your project prove to be wrong... how do you know which are the right things to do? And then, how do you make sure you do them right? You often need to learn very quickly about what works and what doesn’t in the context where you operate, and...

4 January 2017

Publications

Pedro Prieto Martín’s recent work