All DLP themes

Drawing on DLP’s strengths, and our assessment of key challenges and gaps in development research, we’ve established the following five core focus areas for the next three years:

  • politically informed programming
  • elites and politcal settlements
  • reform coalitions
  • leaderships
  • attitudes, values and ideas
As always, our aim is to deliver high quality research that is problem-driven and policy relevant. To find out more about each theme and our ongoing work, click on the tabs above.

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About DLP

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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News

New article on how unfair service provision affects state legitimacy

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.

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New studies on leadership for transformational change in Africa

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.

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