Attitudes, values and ideas

From elite attitudes to poverty and the influence of the career ambitions of national leaders, to citizens’ willingness to report corruption, this stream of DLP research examines wide-ranging issues.

Using both qualitative and quantitative methods, we move beyond a focus on incentives to look at what else motivates and influences different groups of actors, from politicians, elites and recipient governments, to disenfranchised groups, civil society and donors, and assess the implications for aid policy and practice.

Attitudes, values and ideas


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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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2016 Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture

Thursday 27th October 2016

The 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 in Manchester.

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Research evidence presented to International Development Committee

Tuesday 25th October 2016

DLP Research Fellow Suda Perera has presented findings from her research into armed groups and political inclusion in the Democratic Republic of Congo to the UK Parliament's International Development Committee.

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