Effective States and Inclusive Development

New journal article brings a different take on Rwandan policy making

18 June 2018   A new article by Pritish Behuria in The Journal of International Development has an interesting new take on Rwandan policy making. Rwanda’s economic recovery since the genocide is largely associated with the government’s effective leadership. This paper questions t

EVENT IN GHANA – Symposium on the future of dams

5 June 2018 Our Ghanaian friends and colleagues or anyone in Ghana on June 11th, join us for an important research symposium on the future of dams.

WATCH – Pablo Yanguas & Daniel Honig in conversation event on what makes aid effective

25 May 2018 Watch highlights of a recent in conversation event with Pablo Yanguas, author of Why We Lie About Aid and Daniel Honig, author of Navigating by Judgement. 1. Pablo Yanguas on what’s really transformative  2. Daniel Honig on autonomy 3. Pablo Yanguas on calculability

PODCAST – In conversation on what makes aid effective

21 May 2018 What limits the impact of foreign aid programmes? If frontline workers had freedom to experiment, could aid effectiveness be improved? What in the aid bureaucracy and political environment constrains flexibility? David Hulme and Nicola Banks lead this exciting discussion w

EVENT – Can industrialising countries go green?

Join us on 23rd May, 4.30 – 6.00 pm, G7 Lecture Theatre, Humanities Bridgeford Street Building  

Viewing the territorial reach of the Ethiopian state through the lens of social protection

    14 May 2018 Tom Lavers   A drive of little more than an hour from the eastern edge of Tigray into Afar serves to illustrate some of the many extremes of Ethiopia: a drop in altitude of more than 1,000m; an increase in temperature from the moderate (albeit far from M

Book Review – Why We Lie About Aid by Pablo Yanguas

3 May 2018 Tom Kirk, Researcher at the LSE’s Centre for Public Authority in International Development Every so often you read something that brilliantly articulates an idea or issue you have been struggling with for a while, but could not properly capture. Why We Lie About Aid i

INVITATION TO AN EVENT – A chance to see global experts on aid Pablo Yanguas and Daniel Honig in conversation..

To register for this event visit: https://aidtalk.eventbrite.co.uk  

Navigating the labyrinths of the ‘deals’ world

30 April 2018 Mirza Hassan and Selim Raihan What’s responsible for the high and stable growth rate in Bangladesh?    For many economists, Bangladesh case is a paradox since such steady and reasonably high growth took place in the context of ‘bad’ or ‘weak&

Not an ordinary speech: A reflection on the first speech of the new Prime Minster of Ethiopia

  23 April 2018 Amdissa Teshome An independent consultant and social science researcher, Amdissa Teshome reports from Addis Ababa with a fascinating insight into the inaugural speech of Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister.   Background to the speech For the past four years i