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 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.
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).