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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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About DLP

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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New findings on education and developmental leadership in the Philippines

Thursday 15th September 2016

New research from DLP and the University of Glasgow explores the role of higher education in the emergence of leaders who promote development in the Philippines. See the policy brief, podcast and paper.

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Political settlements in Africa

Thursday 7th July 2016

Political settlements in Africa, the politics of inclusion and the role of international actors were the focus of the most recent BISA Africa Working Group workshop, convened by DLP Research Fellow Suda Perera at the University of Birmingham.

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