DLP Research

DLP's research examines the political processes that drive or constrain development. 

It focuses especially on the role of developmental leaderships and coalitions in promoting or resisting institutional and policy reform to support sustainable growth, political stability and inclusive social development. It seeks to learn from diverse contexts in all regions of the world.

Our core research themes

  • Politically informed programming
  • Political settlements and the politics and inclusion
  • Reform coalitions
  • Leaderships
  • Attitudes, values and ideas.

See an overview of  The research of the Developmental Leadership Program: findings and future directions (January 2014; PDF, 1.4 MB).

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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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Analysis tool for HIV programming

Tuesday 1st December 2015

DLP Research Fellow Gillian Fletcher has written an analysis tool for organisations designing and delivering HIV programming for MSM and transgender people.

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Australian launch of 'The Politics of Results and Evidence in International Development'

Tuesday 24th November 2015

The Australian launch of this book, co-edited by DLP's Senior Research Partner Chris Roche, will be held at La Trobe University, Melbourne on 24 November, 5pm-6.30pm. Speakers: Dennis Altman, Duncan Green, Irene Gujit, Chris Roche.

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