This DLP project seeks to understand whether development outcomes are improved by adding both a gender lens and Thinking and Working Politically principles to policy thinking and program design. Drawing on new research projects and on a systematic analysis of data and interviews from previous case studies, the aim is to build comparative lessons learned from both positive and negative outcomes. These findings will gather in one place a valuable source of evidence, cases, lessons, and actionable insights, all tailored to the needs of policymakers and practitioners. It is hoped that the resource will also become a repository for similar future work.
Our aim is to identify different contexts, sources and types of power, and use this analysis to evaluate the work of both academics and practitioners. We also hope to build an analytical framework that will capture the multidimensional nature of power. It will be used across a range of cases to show the benefits that a tighter analytical grip on power can bring.
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 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.
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.