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New Opinions page

Welcome to DLP's new blog, Opinions at dlprog.org, where we hope you'll join us to discuss politics, power, policy and developmental leadership. Posts from DLP's research team and beyond will explore areas including how effective states and legitimate institutions emerge, and the challenges of 'thinking and working politically'. More on themes.

To start us off, Sarah Phillips draws on new research to explore Somaliland's route to peace, including the role of quality secondary education. And Niheer Dasandi considers 'dirty hands' and the dark side of collaboration. View all posts.

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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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Power and systems, and their role in developmental change: Guest seminar with Duncan Green

Tuesday 21st February 2017

Seeing power and complex social systems clearly is the first step towards supporting positive developmental change, says Oxfam Strategic Director and DLP research partner Duncan Green. He discussed the themes of his latest book at a recent International Development Department guest seminar at the University of Birmingham.

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'How Change Happens': Birmingham seminar with Duncan Green

Monday 9th January 2017

What works in achieving progressive change? How do power and systems shape change, and how can you influence them? Join Oxfam's Duncan Green on Thursday 19 January to discuss the themes of his new book 'How Change Happens'. The presentation will be followed by a drinks reception and book signing.

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