Guest post for Devpolicy on findings from a DLP-supported study on decentralisation and service provision.
How do anticorruption messages influence people’s views about corruption and about anticorruption efforts?
The poor aren't simply 'easy targets' - they necessarily come into contact with corrupt state officials more often.
More nuanced anti-corruption work should focus on results - and even put up with some corruption if things are working well. (Guest post for Prospect)
A DLP research project looks at the politics of economic reform through the lens of Myanmar's remarkable transformation of its telecoms sector.
The Developmental Leadership Program will host its 2016 Annual Conference at La Trobe University in Melbourne on 8 February. Its theme is Power, politics and positive deviance.
Sex-disaggregated data tells us little about the gender-related impact of an intervention, argues DLP research fellow Gillian Fletcher, since gender is a process of judgement linked to norms about femininity or masculinity.
The useful role a research diary can play in the assimilation and ordering of qualitative data.
Social attitudes towards corruption may be shaped by beliefs and values, rather than facts.
Corruption is an emotive word and covers a huge range of behaviours - yet anti-corruption efforts still follow a one-size-fits-all pattern.
This post for Devpolicy unpacks the findings of a new Development Policy Centre/DLP paper.
Donors have recently made great efforts to understand power in partner countries. Yet they have largely ignored one of the most pervasive power relations – gender.
The Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi report tells us that how we measure affects what we do; and if our measurements are flawed, decisions may be distorted.
Thoughts on two sources of new and useful ideas about the deeper structures that might shape creativity.
Guest post for The Guardian
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).