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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News

New article on how unfair service provision affects state legitimacy

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.

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New studies on leadership for transformational change in Africa

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.

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