DLP consolidates its partnership with La Trobe University

DLP consolidates its partnership with La Trobe University, Australia, this week. On 13 June, DLP's directors, Dr Heather Marquette and Dr David Hudson, will meet with members of La Trobe's Institute for Human Security and Social Change to share research findings and plan future collaboration.
 
DLP is now a partnership of three universities: University of Birmingham, University College London, and the IHSSC at La Trobe. Chris Roche, Director of the IHSSC and Associate Professor and Chair in International Development at La Trobe, is DLP's Senior Research Partner.
 
At the meeting, which will take place on La Trobe's Bundoora campus, Dr Marquette and Dr Hudson will outline DLP's current and future work streams and will give an overview of the Program's latest findings. These include findings on the important role of quality secondary and higher education in developmental leadership in Somaliland and Ghana, the power of reform coalitions in the Philippines, and the need for a rethink of the practice of political economy analysis in donor agencies.
 
Dr Michael O'Keefe, an Associate Director of IHSSC, will report on current DLP/IHSSC research and on monitoring and evaluation support for the Pacific Leadership Program (PLP). He will give an overview of the innovative project method (action research) as well as findings and lessons learnt.  Action research builds practitioners' skills through research-based learning: it is a different way for practitioners to monitor and evaluate their work as they engage in new ways of 'thinking and working politically'.
 

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