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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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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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News

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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