Effective States and Inclusive Development

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 – Relational approaches to poverty

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

Kunal Sen’s presentation to UNU-WIDER annual conference – Institutions and economic development

19 September 2018 In his fantastic new role as Director of UNU-WIDER, Professor Kunal Sen delivered this presentation on Institutions and Economic Development to 450 delegates at the UNU-WIDER annual conference. The presentation highlights the findings from ESID book, Deals and Develo

Call for abstracts for two day workshop and journal special issue

24th  July 2018 Rethinking Social Justice and the Public Realm: What can Relational Approaches Offer? We are calling for abstracts for an exciting two day workshop on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd of November at The University of Manchester. The aim is that the workshop will result in o

WATCH – Abdul Gafaru Abdulai and Badru Bukenya’s reflections on the DSA Conference

2 July 2018 ESID researchers Abdul Gafaru Abdulai and Badru Bukenya presented a fascinating paper on the political economy of spatial inequalities in Ghana and Uganda at this year’s DSA Conference. Here they share their DSA highlights:

New books launching at DSA

28 June 2018 Today we’re excited to be launching two new ESID books at the DSA Conference: Governing Extractive Industries, which is open access from tomorrow; and The Politics of Education in Developing Countries. The launch event is at DSA,  3.30 – 4.00 in the Exhibition

DSA Conference Panel – Studying spatial inequalities through critical political junctures

25 June 2018 Vasudha Chhotray and Anindita Adhikari This week we are excited to bring together a panel of new empirical work on subnational spatial inequalities for the Development Studies Association Conference in Manchester. The uneven nature of development outcomes and the persiste

The Development Studies Association Conference, Manchester – 27 – 29 June 2018

18 June 2018 A number of ESID academics are convening panels and giving papers at this year’s Development Studies Association Conference at the Renold Building, University of Manchester. This year’s theme will be Global Inequalities and will challenge the traditional geographies

EVENT IN GHANA – Symposium on the future of dams

5 June 2018 Our Ghanaian friends and colleagues or anyone in Ghana on June 11th, join us for an important research symposium on the future of dams.