Private sector leadership in the Pacific

Sustained economic growth is important in achieving poverty reduction and other development goals. A dynamic private sector that provides jobs, goods and services, and tax revenue can therefore be a major engine of development. 

Institutions also matter, however, both in encouraging the growth of business and protecting society against abuse by businesses, including inhibiting corrupt relationships between business and the state. 

How the state and business interact is likely to determine whether a government is able to harness the private sector’s potential to promote developmental goals. 

DLP will be investigating these issues in the Pacific. The project will begin with a scoping workshop in June 2014, and a major stream of research will follow that examines the relationships between the state and business, and the corporatisation of the state.

 

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New role for Alina Rocha Menocal

Monday 31st October 2016

After many significant contributions to DLP's research, events and impact, Alina Rocha Menocal is now moving on to take up a USAID Senior Democracy Fellowship. Alina will also continue her role as a Research Fellow in ODI's Politics and Governance Programme, on a part-time basis, and we are delighted that she will retain close links with DLP as a Research Associate.

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2016 Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture

Thursday 27th October 2016

The University of Manchester's annual lecture in memory of DLP's founding Director of Research, Adrian Leftwich, will be given this year by Nic van de Walle, Professor of International Studies at Cornell University, on Wednesday, 16 November.

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