Effective States and Inclusive Development

WATCH: Exciting new film on our research in Ghana

This new film, featuring our Ghanaian researchers, was made in Ghana and reveals our key findings on the politics of development.

WATCH: Why do coalitions work in some places and not in others?

In this insightful video, Professor Diana Mitlin outlines her research findings on what can make coalitions work:

WATCH: Takeaways from Rockefeller Centre on what’s exciting about the political settlement framework

Badru Bukeyna & Abdul Gafaru Abdulai nearly get run over by a robot lawnmower…And talk about their takeaways from ESID’s Bellagio conference!

Rockefeller Centre Live Vlog: Day 3 – Reflections from Prof. Brian Levy on how far we’ve come

Professor Brian Levy of John Hopkins University reflects on how far we’ve travelled towards investigating how politics matters for development:

LIVE VLOG – WATCH: Josephine Ahikire of Makerere University, Uganda

Josephine reflects on what she finds most interesting about ESID’s research and talks about hybridity

LIVE VLOG – WATCH: Day 2 of ESID conference at Rockefeller Foundation

Naomi Hossain vlogs on exciting potential for change in elite commitment:      

LIVE VLOG – WATCH: What are our researchers looking forward to at Rockefeller Foundation Conference?

Sohela Nazneen & Pablo Yanguas vlog from Bellagio on what they are looking forward to at the ESID Rockefeller Foundation conference:

Upcoming event: Going beyond ‘politics matters’ – ESID’s approach and findings

    3 June 2016 On 6 July, our Research Director, Professor Sam Hickey will deliver a lecture at Australian National University on ESID’s approach and findings: “Going beyond ‘politics patters’ in international development”. Here’s an outl

Does democracy cause growth?

  By Daron Acemoglu, Suresh Naidu, Pascual Restrepo, James Robinson  3 June 2016 This post first appeared on Ideas for India Many analysts view democracy as a neutral or negative factor for growth. This column discusses new evidence showing that democracy has a robust and sizeabl