How much do we really know about what 'thinking and working politically' can achieve – and where it might present dangers – in challenging political and sectoral contexts?
Why it can be hard to start a conversation with the people who might know what really works in the fight against corruption.
How do anticorruption messages influence people’s views about corruption and about anticorruption efforts?
A look at what happens when gender analysis is placed more squarely at the heart of governance work. (Guest post in The Conversation)
Learning how to balance the technically possible and politically feasible in volatile, conflict-affected contexts.
Guest post on Devpolicy introducing panels at this week's Australasian Aid Conference
The poor aren't simply 'easy targets' - they necessarily come into contact with corrupt state officials more often.
Promoting and sustaining individual behavioural change is as important as building flexibility into development programming.
Understanding how to make democratic transitions as economically painless as possible.
Many different paths, but all leading to similar destinations - and adding useful nuance to development thinking and practice.
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)
Why, despite the best of intentions and the investment of significant resources, do peace processes so often fail to lead to a stable and lasting peace after civil war?
Emerging lessons from the Central Land Council’s community development program to strengthen Aboriginal people’s participation in mainstream Australia.
Anna Naupa's 2016 Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture discussed where most transformation happens - in drafting the rules, or in putting them into action.
The importance of tailoring parliamentary support programmes to their context. (Guest post for openDemocracy)
The parallels between - and ethical dilemmas of - anthropology's focus on context and international development's ‘thinking and working politically’ concept.
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).