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A new Director for the Developmental Leadership Program

A new Director has been appointed for the Developmental Leadership Program (DLP) to replace Steve Hogg who is on sabbatical from AusAID, undertaking advanced studies at the Australian National University.

The new Director is Chris Wheeler who has long experience in development and aid policy. Chris has worked for AusAID and as a consultant since 1989 across a range of programs primarily in the Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea and has lived and worked in Fiji, Samoa and Papua New Guinea. He has led substantial work on health, HIV/AIDS, law and justice, and governance. His experience includes policy, implementation, design and review of development activities and his principal areas of interest include alternative delivery modalities, country led development and the politics of development.

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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.

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How Change Happens: Australian seminars 3-6 April by Duncan Green

Tuesday 21st March 2017

Dr Duncan Green presents the ideas from his recent book, How Change Happens, in a series of appearances across Australia next month. Organised by the Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network, the events are co-presented by DLP in partnership with a range of development and research agencies.

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New article: A typology of interaction between politicians and bureaucrats

Tuesday 14th March 2017

DLP Research Fellow Niheer Dasandi has co-authored a new article on how bureaucrats and politicians interact, and how this affects reform efforts. It appears in 'Public Administration and Development'.

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