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?
29 June 2016 In this podcast, Naomi Hossain of IDS interprets a paper by Sohela Nazneen and Sam Hickey on a gendered approach to political settlement analysis: “There’s a lot to be said about elite masculinities. Why should we not look at political settlements as a particu
28 June 2016 By Sophie King in conversation with Katana Goretti, Peter Kasaija and Silver Owere In the first of a series of blogs about our research on urban poverty in Uganda, Sophie King talks about the project’s inclusive research process and methodology: In January 20
By Daron Acemoglu, Suresh Naidu, Pascual Restrepo, James Robinson 3 June 2016 This post first appeared on Ideas for India Many analysts view democracy as a neutral or negative factor for growth. This column discusses new evidence showing that democracy has a robust and sizeabl
1 June 2016 By Neil McCulloch This post first appear on the Unu-Wider Blog. I spent the last couple of days at a fascinating workshop at UNU-WIDER on the role of extractive industries in development. Tony Addison, UNU-WIDER Chief Economist-Deputy Director,
Dr Tom Lavers 12 April 2016 ESID research on the politics of social protection shows that crises have been central drivers of social protection expansion in Ethiopia, and elsewhere. Today, Ethiopia is rocked by further challenges: the most severe El Niño in decades, leading to a food
22 March 2016 Professor Kunal Sen For the tenth anniversary of MNREGA, our Research Director, Professor Kunal Sen, evaluates whether MNREGA has achieved its broader development objectives. He also looks at why the programme’s implementation has been challe
11 March 2016 Anthony Bebbington During the last week of February 2016, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) swept into Lima to hold its Global Meetings. Alongside the formal meeting programme, civil society organisations, compa