Effective States and Inclusive Development

Productivist social protection in Ethiopia’s ‘developmental state’

    12 June 2019 Tom Lavers   Two recent ESID papers published in African Affairs and Social Science and Medicine (both open access) analyse the political drivers of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP), one of the largest social assistance programmes in Af

PODCAST – Sam Hickey and Sohela Nazneen present findings of ESID book, Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South

30 May 2019 In this podcast, Professor Sam Hickey presents an overview of ESID’s new book, Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South: The Politics of Domestic Violence Policy. Co-editor, Professor Sohela Nazneen, then presents the key findings of the book. You can download t

The persistent challenges of development in Rwanda

18 April 2019 Pritish Behuria This article appeared in a special edition of The East African for #Kwibuka25 in commemoration of 25 years since the Rwandan genocide. This year marks 25 years of Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) rule since the 1994 genocide. Over that time, President Paul K

Governing Extractive Industries book launches at Oxfam America

17 April 2019 Professor Anthony Bebbington Having somebody else explain to you what your book is about is both a luxury and a pleasure. When they do so in public, it is also daunting: will they understand it the same way that you do? Did you do a good enough job trying to present your

Spanish version of Governing Extractive Industries book out now

17 April 2019 Gobernanza de las industrias extractivas : política, historia, ideas Las ideas para el proyecto de investigación sobre el cual se basa este trabajo se empezaron a gestar lentamente en 2012, como parte de discusiones más amplias al interior del Centro de Investigación sob

WATCH: Leading ESID experts present main findings in Cape Town

16 April 2019 Leading experts Tim Kelsall, Sam Hickey and Brian Levy recently presented ESID’s main findings at The Mandela School of Public Governance in Cape Town: ‘How politics, development and state effectiveness interact – main findings of a global research partnershi

Can politics help explain persistently low education quality in Rwanda?

3 April 2019 Tim Williams Based on Dr William’s research published in World Development, this post was originally featured as a guest blog for The Rise Programme.   Over the last two decades, the Rwandan government has received global recognition for its impressive efforts

LIVE STREAMED EVENT – Anthony Bebbington speaks at Oxfam America on Extractive Industries, Inclusion, Rights and Climate

Political Settlements and Extractive Industries: Implications for Inclusion, Rights and Climate When: Thursday, 4 April, 2019 12 – 2pm Where: Oxfam America 1101 17th Street NW Suite 1300 Washington, DC 20036 Livestream available here. Click here to RSVP.   Join Oxfam Americ

EVENT – Discussion on ESID’s findings at University of Cape Town

If you are able to be in Cape Town this Thursday, don’t miss the opportunity to join our leading researchers, Prof Sam Hickey, Dr Tim Kelsall and Prof Brian Levy, for a presentation and discussion on: ‘How politics, development and state effectiveness interact – main findi

Bangladesh is booming, but slide towards authoritarianism could burst the bubble

25 March 2019   M Niaz Asadullah & Antonio Savoia This post was first published in The Conversation     Bangladesh has been a development success story in recent years. The country made remarkable progress in poverty alleviation prior to the Millennium Development G