DLP's new 'State of the Art' Papers survey the literature on the politics of development in key areas. In this first paper, Shivit Bakrania examines the research evidence on security and justice.
What hinders more politically nuanced security and justice programming?
Bringing politics back into PEA - a new paper with Adrian Leftwich
Taking stock of the research evidence
Do political dynamics affect NGO legitimacy more than performance?
A toxic blend of complex historical identity politics and short-term elite politicking
The Developmental Leadership Program (DLP) is an international research initiative that explores how leadership, power and political processes drive or block successful development.
DLP focuses on the crucial role of home-grown leaderships and coalitions in forging legitimate political settlements and institutions that promote developmental outcomes, such as sustainable growth, political stability and inclusive social development.
Wednesday 24th September 2014
A new DLP Research Paper presents findings from Malawi on elites' attitudes to poverty and their opinions on how to reduce it. The findings question the sustainability of cash transfer programmes beyond donor funding.
Thursday 11th September 2014
DLP-commissioned research is being fed into the continuing debate on the post-2015 agenda to establish development priorities beyond the Millennium Development Goals.