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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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New article - To Boldly Know: Knowledge, Peacekeeping and Remote Data Gathering in Conflict-Affected States

Thursday 12th October 2017

In this article in the Journal of International Peacekeeping, DLP researcher Suda Perera critically evaluates crowdsourcing's uses and abuses, and warns against an over-reliance on remotely gathered conflict data.

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Why political settlements matter

Thursday 5th October 2017

Join us on 5 Oct 2017 at ODI (10-11:30am) to discuss the research featured in a special issue of The Journal of International Development co-edited by Alina Rocha Menocal (DLP and ODI) and Jan Pospisil (Political Settlements Research Programme at the University of Edinburgh).

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