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Blog: Do Donor Endorsements Help Or Hurt?

This post - based on a GLD Working Paper - explores how policy advocates impact support for gender reforms, by focusing on one country in southern Africa, Malawi, where international and domestic organizations have invested heavily in campaigns like “Stop Child Marriage” to redress persistent gender inequality in the country.

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GLD welcomes external blog submissions. If you would like your work to be featured on our website please contact us


Carlitz, Ruth. "Tanzania Data Portrait and Africa Regional Analysis", V-Dem Research Event hosted by USAID, Washington, DC, September 4.

Carlitz, Ruth. "The Local Governance Performance Index (LGPI): Methodology and Applications," Urban Institute in Washington, DC on September 5.

Jöst, Prisca. "Contentious Politics under Organizational Constraints: The Case of Unemployed Protests in Tunisia", German Political Science Association Conference, Goethe University, September 24-28.
Kao, Kristen and Mara Revin. "To Punish or to Pardon: Reintegrating Rebel Collaborators After Conflict in Iraq", Research Workshop on Islamist Armed Conflicts and the Prospects for Conflict Resolution, ETH Zurich University, September 27-30, 2018.

Staff Announcements

Thank you, Sara Kenney!

All of us at GLD bid a fond farewell to our Program Manager Sara Kenney who left the program this month. We thank Sara for her invaluable contributions over the past 12 months and wish her the best in her future endevours.


We would also like to thank our summer interns Michael Stam and Bruna Castro for their excellent work at GLD. We hope you keep in touch and look forward to seeing you in the future.

If you would like to take part in our internship programme please visit our website.

About GLD

The Program on Governance and Local Development is a research program housed at the University of Gothenburg. We aim to explain variation in governance and local development in an effort to promote human welfare globally.


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Program on Governance and Local DevelopmentDepartment of Political Science, University of Gothenburg
Box 711, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden



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