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 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).