Effective States and Inclusive Development

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:

Two cheers for the (draft) 2017 Governance and the Law World Development Report

Brian Levy 21 September 2016 This post first appeared on Brian’s blog Working with the Grain. The 2017 WDR (temporarily made available last week in draft form as an ‘almost-final’ public preview) is a landmark document for the development community. Historically, the point of de

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

Has Chhattisgarh done better than Jharkhand in promoting inclusive development? A political settlements analysis of two newly created mineral rich Indian states

  Vasudha Chhotray 9 September 2016     Leading academics and policy experts recently met at the Centre for Policy Research in India to discuss the findings of our latest research on new Indian states. Here, lead researcher Dr Vasudha Chhotray outlines the key findings.