Effective States and Inclusive Development

PODCAST – Dr Tom Lavers presents: The politics of distribution in Ethiopia’s ‘developmental state’

19 March 2019   Social protection expert Dr Tom Lavers gives a presentation to The African Studies Centre at The University of Oxford.    

The politics of distributing social transfers in Ethiopia

 5 March 2019       ESID researcher Dr Tom Lavers is currently in Ethiopia disseminating our work on social protection. This presentation was delivered in Addis Ababa to donors, on the variation in the targeting of the Productive Safety Net Programme – the PSNP    

PODCAST – The ESID Annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture with Prof Yuen Yuen Ang

  12 November 2018   The 6th ESID Annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture was a fascinating one on how the West got China wrong. Award-winning expert on China, Professor Yuen Yuen Ang, argues that China has developed as a political hybrid – an autocracy with democratic

PODCAST – Professor Victoria Lawson lecture on re-politicising poverty

7 November 2018 Head of the Relational Poverty Network and Professor of Geography at The University of Washington, Seattle, Prof Lawson speaks about the urgent need to re-imagine and re-politicise poverty. Listen to her inspiring lecture here.

Summary of the ESID Annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture – How did the West get China wrong?

  Professor Yuen Yuen Ang 31 October 2018     For decades, Western observers expected that as China’s economy liberalises and prospers, it would eventually and inescapably become a democracy. Yet, by 2018, such hopes were all but dashed, particularly when Chinese Presid

Poverty and social injustice: why are people advocating a ‘relational’ approach? (and what does that mean anyway?)

18 October 2018 Chris Lyon The Effective States and Inclusive Development workshop: “Rethinking social justice and the public realm: what can relational approaches offer?” is at the University of Manchester on Thu-Fri 1st-2nd November 2018. The public plenary lecture will be given by

Workshop: Rethinking social justice and the public realm: what can relational approaches offer?

Rethinking social justice and the public realm: what can relational approaches offer? On Thu 1st and Fri 2nd November ESID will host a workshop on Rethinking social justice and the public realm: what can relational approaches offer? This will bring together an international group of s

How did the West get China wrong? Annual ESID Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture by Professor Yuen Yuen Ang

17 October 2018 ESID together with the Global Development Institute is delighted to be welcoming Dr Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, to deliver this year’s Annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture. To register for free tickets

EVENT – Re-politicising poverty – a lecture on relational approaches

11 October 2018 On 1st and 2nd November we’re hosting a two-day workshop on rethinking social justice and the public realm. What can relational approaches offer? A highlight of the two days will be a lecture by Professor Victoria Lawson, Professor of Geography at The University