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

LISTEN: Subhasish Dey asks ‘Is partisan alignment electorally rewarding?’

ESID researcher Subhasish Dey recently delivered the below presentation, ‘Is partisan alignment electorally rewarding? Evidence from village council elections in India’ at the DSA. The presentation is based on working paper 63, which he co-wrote with ESID Research Director

WATCH: Kunal Sen on governance, politics and growth

ESID co-Research Director, Professor Kunal Sen, discusses the ways in which governance, politics and economic growth interact in this short clip. For more on the political dynamics of economic growth, read this.

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

Managing for performance in South African basic education

Prof Robert Cameron and Dr Vinothan Naidoo 12 October 2016 Bridging the gap between improving access to primary and secondary education and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning outcomes marks a new frontier on the world’s sustainable development agenda. This challenge is par

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

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:

Spotlight on an ESID Researcher: Dr Tomas Frederiksen

5 October, 2016 Dr Tomas Frederiksen is co-investigator on the ESID natural resources project, which tracks the politics of natural resources and inclusive development over time. His work for ESID focuses in particular on the interactions between political settlements and corporate so

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: