Adrian Leftwich (1940-2013)
Innovations for Successful Societies extends its deep condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Adrian Leftwich. Leftwich was the Director of Research at the Developmental Leadership Program. He was a good friend of the ISS research program and is remembered by ISS as an inspirational political scientist and an innovative leader. The full tribute can be found here.
Jesse Robredo (1958-2012)
Jesse Robredo, Philippines Secretary of the Interior and Local Government, died in a plane crash in August 2012. As mayor of Naga City, Robredo significantly improved service delivery and public housing. He is credited with largely eradicating patronage politics as part of civil services. Robredo may be heard, in his own words, speaking about those efforts.