Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre
The Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre aims to improve the use of governance research evidence in decision-making.
ESID researchers will generate new knowledge to help policy actors in developing countries create more effective and pro-poor policies and programmes.
Public seminar on 'Inclusive and sustainable urban planning in India', 23rd May 2013, by The Honourable Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, India, Shri Ajay Maken.
'The Limits of Institutional Reform in Development. Changing Rules for Realistic Solutions', seminar and book launch by Professor Matt Andrews on 22nd May 2013.
David Hulme is interviewed for BBC World Service 'From our own correspondent' on some of the struggles faced by slum-dwellers in Bangladesh.
Listen to ESID CEO David Hulme as he responds to questions such as 'What issues are most likely to concern development practitioners over the next 50 years?' for the IDRC-IDEAS series on YouTube.
Working paper 19 Donors, Development Agencies and the use of Political Economic Analysis: Getting to grips with the politics of development? (PDF 443KB) Laura Routley and David Hulme
Working paper 18 Institutions, Incentives and Service Provision: Bringing Politics Back In. (PDF 687KB) Brian Levy and Michael Walton
Working paper 17 Methods in Governance Research: A Review of Research Approaches. (PDF 436KB) Lawrence Sáez
Some of the issues ESID research will look at include:
- the forms and levels of state capacity needed for inclusive development;incentives and ideas that influence elite commitment to inclusive development and state effectiveness;
- the political, institutional and political economy conditions that lead to developmental states and elite commitment
More information on ESID research.