Effective States and Inclusive Development

Tim Williams wins 2018 Joyce Cain Award for outstanding scholarly article

2 April 2018   We are thrilled that ESID researcher Tim Williams’s paper on the politics of education policy in Rwanda has been selected as the co-recipient of the 2018 Joyce Cain Award from the Comparative and International Education Society. The award is given to recognise R

In memory of Simeen Mahmud

21 March 2018 Everyone at ESID is saddened to hear that Simeen Mahmud recently passed away. Simeen was head of the Gender Studies Cluster and the Coordinator of the Centre for Gender and Social Transformation (CGST) at BRAC University in Bangladesh. Simeen was also an outstanding, hig

Matthias vom Hau responds to prestigious CPS award

29th September 2017 ESID expert and Associate Professor at the Barcelona Institut Estudis Internacionals Matthias vom Hau has been awarded the prestigious editorial best paper award from the Comparative Political Studies Journal. The award was for Ethnicity in Time: Politics, History

NEWS: Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai is awarded 2017 Gerti Hesseling Prize

30th August 2017 We are delighted to announce that Dr Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Gerti Hesseling Prize for ‘the best contribution by a young African scholar’. This was in recognition of his paper co-authored with Sam Hickey published in the

ESID receives major funding boost

7 October 2016 We are delighted to announce that DFID has awarded the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (ESID) an additional £3.1 million to extend our pioneering research until 2019. This brings the total award of funding for ESID to £9.3 million over nine ye

300 economists call for tax haven crackdown

9 May 2016 ESID CEO Professor David Hulme and Research Director, Professor Kunal Sen have joined with 300 other top economists, calling on world leaders to “lift the veil of secrecy” surrounding tax havens. The letter, reproduced in full below, comes ahead of a global Anti-Corruption

Video: Emerging findings on gender

30 July 2015 We recently caught up with Professor Sohela Nazneen, the Effective States gender project lead, to discuss the emerging findings. Read more of the gender project research here.

Effective States is recruiting

Do you have a proven track record in research communication and promoting research uptake? Interested in how effective states and politics can produce social justice? If so, we might have just the job for you, as we’re seeking a Communications & Uptake Officer to join our team. Th