Effective States and Inclusive Development

New Article in World Development: Why has Rwanda achieved the top health insurance enrolment in Sub-Saharan Africa?

  11 April 2018 ESID researcher Benjamin Chemouni has published his research on social protection as an open access article in prestigious journal World Development.  The political path to universal health coverage: Power, ideas and community-based health insurance in Rwanda  unc

Tim Williams wins 2018 Joyce Cain Award for outstanding scholarly article

2 April 2018   We are thrilled that ESID researcher Tim Williams’s paper on the politics of education policy in Rwanda has been selected as the co-recipient of the 2018 Joyce Cain Award from the Comparative and International Education Society. The award is given to recognise R

On Labour Mobility, Economic Growth and Targeted Programmes

    29 March 2018 Lant Pritchett   For at least a couple of decades NGOs and others in developing countries have been designing, evaluating, tinkering, and trying to improve projects and programs that deliver specific in-kind “interventions” (e.g., micro-credit, asset t

Research on the political economy of Ghana’s oil is published in New Political Economy Journal

27 March 2018  ESID Research on the politics of governing Ghana’s oil has been published as an article, Party politics and the political economy of Ghana’s oil, in the New Political Economy Journal. The research first came out as a working paper. The article, by ESID resea

In conversation: Pablo Yanguas and Diana Mitlin

21 March 2018 Listen to Diana Mitlin interview Pablo Yanguas about his new book Why We Lie About Aid which is out now on Zed books.  They discuss the aid sector, accountability and the Department for International Development. For more on Pablo Yanguas: Pablo Yanguas Why We Lie About

In memory of Simeen Mahmud

21 March 2018 Everyone at ESID is saddened to hear that Simeen Mahmud recently passed away. Simeen was head of the Gender Studies Cluster and the Coordinator of the Centre for Gender and Social Transformation (CGST) at BRAC University in Bangladesh. Simeen was also an outstanding, hig

Why We Lie About Aid – In defence of hopeful pragmatism

19 March 2018 Pablo Yanguas Pablo’s provocative new book Why We Lie About Aid, is described by ODI Principal Research Fellow David Booth as ‘one of the most exciting books about development aid in many years’. Here Pablo talks about why he wrote the book and what he wants to ach

Revisiting the developmental state – New SPERI paper

8 February 2018 Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) are pleased to announce a new SPERI paper edited by Matt Bishop and Tony Payne on ‘Revisiting the developmental state’. Originally published as a blog series late last year, the paper brings together a number of em

EVENT – The politics of growth: transformative ideas in economies

On 9 February, ODI are holding an event on the politics of growth, featuring our researchers and discussing our recent publication. Deals and Development. Register to attend or watch online here. Contributing chair: Tim Kelsall, @TimKelsall1 – Senior Research Fellow, Overseas De

Spotlight on an ESID expert – Vinothan Naidoo

20 December 2017 Vinothan Naidoo is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Administration at the University of Cape Town. He is a key contributer to ESID’s research on education in South Africa.   What made you want to work in development research? During my graduate resear