Effective States and Inclusive Development

LISTEN: Sam Hickey debates Uganda’s capacity for development

ESID recently hosted a symposium in conjunction with Makerere University in Kampala to present our latest research findings from Uganda. Titled ‘Governing development in Uganda: Does Uganda have the capacity and commitment to meet the SDGs?’ the workshops were well receive

Nic van de Walle to deliver Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture

Join us on Wednesday 16 November for the Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture, an annual event held in memory of this renowned thinker on the politics of development. At this year’s lecture, Cornell University’s Professor Nic van de Walle asks: Can democracy and growth coexist

LISTEN: Author of Why Nations Fail James Robinson tells us what he thinks of our findings

7 October 2016 In part two of our podcasts on ESID’s story so far, James Robinson gives his opinion on our findings and how they relate to his work with Daron Acemoglu. Hear what he has to say:

LISTEN: The story so far – a podcast on ESID’s findings

Leading ESID researchers Sam Hickey, Sohela Nazneen and Kunal Sen present ESID’s findings so far..

WATCH: Seminal author James Robinson at DSA on why we need to focus more on the micro

James Robinson, author of Why Nations Fail, argues that politics of development research needs to move from the macro to the micro, focusing on the subnational level and how this links to the national:

The two faces of Development Studies

By Pablo Yanguas 19 September 2016 This year’s Development Studies Association meeting was the biggest that I have attended: a two-and-a-half-day affair chock full of panels, events and conversations which displayed a level of maturity that our community sorely needed. While the

WATCH: James Robinson, author of Why Nations Fail, on democracy

14 September 2016 James Robinson was the discussant at our panel at the DSA Conference. Here he argues that although democracy is no panacea, understanding political context is messy. We need some simple levers and the average effect of democracy is positive.

WATCH: Alice Evans on what makes a phenomenal session at #DSA2016

Three lessons from APSA on the politics of development

By Pablo Yanguas 6 September 2016 On September 1st I was lucky to participate in a panel summarising ESID‘s core findings at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA). After a year working on synthesising key messages from all our projects, we decid

ESID at DSA Conference, 2016

Next week, many of us from the Global Development Institute and ESID will be at the Development Studies Association Conference hosted by the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) at the University of Oxford. This is a really exciting event for ESID, as the theme this y