Developmental Leadership Program (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 institutions that promote developmental outcomes, such as sustainable growth, political stability and inclusive social development.

DLP is based at the University of Birmingham (UK) and works closely with La Trobe University in Melbourne.

DLP's independent program of research is supported by the Australian government. The DLP team is working with development agencies around the world, including the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and the UK Government's Department for International Development.

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8 Feb 2018

Recent policy and academic writing on women in the Pacific has focused on the barriers women in the region experience when seeking to participate in formal politics. This paper contributes to the small body of work that seeks to explain how some women defy these...

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