The Bartlett Development Planning Unit



The Development Planning Unit's research has a far-reaching impact on development policy, practice and thinking.

Our research serves three main purposes:

  • to deepen the understanding of development processes and practices.
  • to interrogate the theoretical underpinnings development thinking and collective action in the public sector, civil society and private sector.
  • to strengthen DPU teaching, capacity building and advisory work

DPU's research is conceived in three ways:

DPU Research Clusters

The DPU has four research clusters, each with sub-clusters that reflect the development of different strands of our work.

DPU Research Projects

We often engage in research activities with academics and organisations outside of the DPU through a wide variety of interdisciplinary research projects.