Societies with more inclusive institutions are more peaceful and more resilient, and tend to be better governed - but how do they get there?
Learning how to balance the technically possible and politically feasible in volatile, conflict-affected contexts.
How do we explain the profound dissatisfaction with the quality of representation now manifest in democracies everywhere?
Only through putting inclusiveness first can fragile states begin to break the dysfunctional societal and institutional patterns that hold back change.
The inescapable conundrum that politics involves actual politicians is one reason why the subject of political settlements generates so much debate.
What we can learn from areas of stability and calm in regions where near neighbours seem to be struggling to resolve strife.
Can donors, researchers, policymakers and practitioners all agree on what we mean when we talk about 'political settlements'?
DLP hosted a day-long high level introductory workshop on political settlements in June. This post introduces a series that showcases the contributions of researchers, policymakers and practitioners.
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.
Thursday 26th July 2018
Claire Mcloughlin's new open-access article in the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding draws on the case of higher education in Sri Lanka. It explores how unfair service provision can undermine state legitimacy in divided societies.
Thursday 31st May 2018
A new series of studies asks what factors support or hinder leadership for transformational change in Africa. They are published in collaboration with the UONGOZI Institute.