Vasudha Chhotray 9 September 2016 Leading academics and policy experts recently met at the Centre for Policy Research in India to discuss the findings of our latest research on new Indian states. Here, lead researcher Dr Vasudha Chhotray outlines the key findings.
Dr Tim Williams 24 August 2016 When it comes to children’s education in Rwanda, the government is oriented towards action: it has set out a clear national vision for the development of the sector, coordinates well with civil society, and maintains high levels of accountability with li
By Dr Tim Kelsall 19 August 2016 Last weekend the 2016-17 English Premier League kicked off, with one of the most exciting developments being the arrival of supercoach Pep Guardiola in the English game. As a lifelong Manchester City fan, I’ve taken a keen interest in Pep’s footballing
Lean Alfred Santos 10 August 2016 This blog was first published on Devex.com An investment commitment in the right social protection programmes can help countries to leap over others if they decide it’s a priority. But it’s essential to ensure social protection init
Selim Raihan 1 August 2016 Better economic and political institutions matter in reversing growth collapse. Democratisation and improving state bureaucracy can help to take a country out of negative growth episodes. But for a country to transition from stable to rapid gro
29 July 2016 Alan Hudson, Executive Director, Global Integrity The World Bank will produce their World Development Report at the end of this year. Here, politics of development expert, Alan Hudson makes a compelling case for the inclusion of a stronger focus on adaptive
Jim Brumby, World Bank 26 July 2016 New ESID research asks how political institutions affect tax capacity in developing economies. In this complimentary World Bank Blog first published here, Jim Brumby highlights the view that successful tax reform in developing countries depen
5 July 2016 One of the questions that Sophie King is researching is what shapes commitment to reducing urban poverty in Uganda. In this video, Sophie outlines a crucial emerging finding about what drives commitment amongst technical officials at a local level:
5 July 2016 Tim Kelsall This post first appeared on Fragile States This article aims to give some advice to development practitioners, especially those working in-country, on how to use Political Settlements Analysis (PSA) as a diagnostic tool for country programming. This advi
Diana Mitlin and Sophie King talk about their collaborative research on the needs of disadvantaged groups in cities across Uganda. How can local government ensure that local communities have the authority they need to design programmes that work for them?