This new video featuring our Ghanaian researchers was made in Ghana and tells the story of the partnership between ESID and the Center for Democratic Development:
ESID recently hosted a symposium in conjunction with Makerere University in Kampala to present our latest research findings from Uganda. Titled ‘Governing development in Uganda: Does Uganda have the capacity and commitment to meet the SDGs?’ the workshops were well received and generated a lot of good discussion.
Below we have audio of Professor Sam Hickey’s presentation, in which he discusses the impact of politics on development in Uganda, and whether the country’s performance is really as good as it seems. Following that, listen to a response from three local commentators: Dr Joseph Muvawala, Executive Director of the National Planning Authority; Prof. Josephine Ahikire, Dean of Women’s Studies, Makerere University; and Richard Ssewakiryanga, Director of the Uganda National NGO Forum.
ESID researcher Subhasish Dey recently delivered the below presentation, ‘Is partisan alignment electorally rewarding? Evidence from village council elections in India’ at the DSA. The presentation is based on working paper 63, which he co-wrote with ESID Research Director, Kunal Sen. Listen to it here.
ESID co-Research Director, Professor Kunal Sen, discusses the ways in which governance, politics and economic growth interact in this short clip.
For more on the political dynamics of economic growth, read this.
Join us on Wednesday 16 November for the Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture, an annual event held in memory of this renowned thinker on the politics of development. At this year’s lecture, Cornell University’s Professor Nic van de Walle asks: Can democracy and growth coexist in sub-Saharan Africa?
A leading expert on democratic development, van de Walle argues that Barrington Moore’s landmark book, The Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy – which is 50 years old this year – is still essential for understanding the role of the middle class in democratisation. He recasts Moore’s work for today’s global economy, explaining why social class and coalitions are key to generating democracy and economic development.