Sharing findings at INCAF discussions on peacebuilding and statebuilding
DLP director Heather Marquette leads a team of DLP researchers who will present their work in Paris this week to two INCAF Task Teams: Knowledge and Policy, and Implementation and Reform.
INCAF – the OECD Development Assistance Committee's International Network on Conflict and Fragility – brings together researchers, policymakers and practitioners to support development outcomes in the world's most challenging situations.
This week's meetings focus on two of the Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals (PSGs) of the New Deal agreed by the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding. The Knowledge and Policy Task Team workshop on 19 May focuses on PSG1 – Legitimate Politics: Fostering Inclusive Political Settlements and Conflict Resolution. On 20 May, the Implementation and Reform Task Team will discuss Revenues and Services (PSG5).
Senior DLP research fellow Alina Rocha Menocal will open the Legitimate Politics workshop's first session, which asks: Why Does Inclusiveness Matter for Development? Her presentation will consider whether there is a clash between the evidence and normative values, drawing on a forthcoming DLP State of the Art Paper on political settlements.
Later in the day, Heather Marquette is one of three contributors to a session on Development and Politics: Beyond Political Settlements. This considers the links achieved in recent years between a) conflict and fragility work on political settlements and inclusion; and b) wider work on development and politics. Dr Marquette discusses thinking and working politically (TWP), one of DLP's core research themes, in her role as a member of the Thinking and Working Politically Community of Practice.
She also contributes to the following session, on the Gender Dimension in Inclusive and Legitimate Politics, talking about the integration of gender into the TWP agenda. Such integration is one of the issues discussed in a new DLP Concept Brief by Diana Koester on Gender and Power.
Claire Mcloughlin (senior researcher at DLP and the GSDRC) will speak at the following day's session on Service Delivery. She will present evidence from her research on the links between service delivery and state legitimacy. For more information, see also her Concept Brief on State Legitimacy.