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12 December 2017
Watch Tom Lavers on the social protection findings he is presenting.
4 December 2017
In September 2017, the government of Ghana introduced yet another ambitious education sector reform policy: the implementation of a Free Senior High School Programme. Under the new policy, all newly enrolled students in public senior high school from the beginning of the 2017/18 academic year will not be required to make payments as a condition or their admission and the government will pay. The objective of the policy, according to the president, is to redefine basic education by ensuring that every Ghanaian child attends school from kindergarten to senior high school, which will now be the basic education that every child is required to receive. Continue Reading →
28 November 2017
This year’s Adrian Leftwich Lecture is by Prof William Ferguson on Collective action for greater equality. Join us on Wednesday 29th November, 5.00 – 6.30 pm, Roscoe Building, Theatre A.
16 November 2017
While most developing countries have experienced boom and bust growth, why have Thailand and Malaysia experienced sustained growth? And why has this declined since the Asian financial crisis? Matthew Tyce outlines his findings from a chapter co-authored with Kunal Sen in Deals and Development.
16 November 2017
Rapid economic growth in developing countries is usually put down to good economic institutions. But many developing countries with rapid economic growth actually have weak institutions.
New book Deals and Development has a different approach. Kunal explains the book’s finding that it is actually the interaction that political elites have with economic actors – the deals – that make the difference. The answer is not in institutions but in politics: