Effective States and Inclusive Development

Ideas, interests and the politics of development change in India: capitalism, inclusion and the state

7 August 2014. ESID‘s latest working paper investigates how ideas and beliefs held by India‘s elites – political, bureaucratic, business – have shaped the country’s political settlement and thereby state performance. The paper is authored by Pratap Bhanu

Social Protection: The August 2014 issue of SANEM Thinking Aloud

4 August 2014. By Selim Raihan. ESID partner SANEM (South Asian Network on Economic Modeling) has just published the August, 2014 issue of its new monthly digest, Thinking Aloud, edited by SANEM’s Executive Director, Selim Raihan. This issue focuses on social protection.

Back to “National Development”: Lant Pritchett’s quest for Millennium Development Ideals

21 July 2014. Last week ESID hosted Lant Pritchett‘s public lecture on “Promoting Millennium Development Ideals: The risks of defining development down”. You can read some live tweets of the talk under the hashtag #EffectiveStates, but we provide a more thorough summ

Briefing Paper: Discriminatory politics and MGNREGA implementation in Rajasthan

21 July 2014. ESID’s latest Briefing Paper is entitled ‘Supply or demand? How politics influences the implementation of the MGNREGA in Rajasthan’. The sixth in a publication series aimed at policy-makers and policy researchers, this short brief summarises findings fr

How to make your research go further

17 July 2014. By Rowena Harding. One of the key priorities for our research is not just carrying it out, but making sure it can be used by policy makers and other organisations that can influence the development agenda. So we continually ask colleagues across continents and sectors wh

Upcoming event (India): Understanding success and failure of guaranteed employment schemes

Delhi, 3ie – International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 21 July 2014. “Explaining success, understanding failure in the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act” A striking feature of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employme

‘They don’t want to work’ versus ‘They don’t want to provide work’: Seeking explanations for the decline of MGNREGA in Rajasthan’

16 July 2014. ESID‘s latest working paper explores the reasons behind the sharp decline in MGNREGA implementation in the Indian state of Rajasthan since 2010. This paper was produced as part of ESID’s research on the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act,

Lecture: “Promoting Millennium Development Ideals”, Lant Pritchett

The Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre is delighted to host Lant Pritchett, Professor at Harvard Kennedy School, for a lecture on the risks of defining low-bar development goals. The lecture will take place on 16 July, at 16:30: for information on place and how

Regional integration in South Asia: New issue of SANEM Thinking Aloud

15 July 2014. The South Asia Network of Economic Modelling (SANEM) has just released the second issue of its monthly newsletter Thinking Aloud, edited by one of ESID’s partnership researchers, Selim Raihan, who is a key member of our growth project.

60 second snippets: Making your research go further

14 July 2014. By Rowena Harding. Academics, researchers and the dreaded policy brief A policy brief is a concise summary of a particular issue, the policy options to deal with it, and some recommendations on the best option. It is aimed at government policymakers and others who are in