Effective States and Inclusive Development

Big media for BIGD event in Bangladesh

2 March 2017 Our recent policy workshop with leading Bangladesh experts on growth, education, health and women’s empowerment has received lots of coverage in the Bangladesh media. Here are some photos of the event and links to articles in the English and Bangla press. Read more

Book Review: The Politics of Inclusive Development: Interrogating the Evidence

Dr Brendan Halloran 27 February 2017 I recently reviewed The Politics of Inclusive Development for The Journal of Development Studies. I thought it was a really compelling set of conceptual and empirical explorations, and I highly recommend it. This is a slightly amended version of th

The banality of certainty: Debating the ethics and psychology of aid

By Pablo Yanguas. 23 February 2017 On 3 February I attended a fascinating workshop at the University of Sheffield hosted by frequent ESID collaborator Tom Goodfellow. Under the title ‘Ethical dilemmas and cognitive dissonance in international development’, the event brough

Unpacking the ‘Bangladesh paradox’: the politics of inclusive economic and social development

  Dr Mathilde Maitrot 22 February 2017 Global Challenge Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathilde Maitrot reports from the ESID and BIGD Policy Workshop in Dhaka   Close to five decades have passed since Bangladesh was allegedly termed a ‘basket case’ by the US Secretary o

Deals and the Politics of Growth in Bangladesh – A Presentation

The politics of growth in Bangladesh  This presentation  was given by Mirza Hassan and Selim Raihan at the ESID and BIGD Policy Workshop on 16th February 2017 in Dhaka.

The social protection agenda within Zambia’s distributional regime

By Kate Pruce 8 February 2017 Although Zambia was reclassified by the World Bank as a middle-income country in 2011, poverty levels remain high, with 54.4% of the population living below the poverty line and over 40% in extreme poverty in 2015. The increased per capita gross national

Spotlight on an ESID expert – Research Associate Eleni Sifaki

  2 February 2017 Eleni Sifaki recently joined ESID as a Research Associate and is currently focusing on our women’s empowerment research. Here she tells us more about her life and work.   What were you doing before joining ESID? Before joining ESID I completed my PhD

Alice Evans: The return of the Global Gag Rule, and the global politics of abortion

Let’s not overestimate the influence of the US. The rest of the world can stand up for progress. By Dr Alice Evans 30 January 2017 All around the world fewer women are dying in childbirth than they used to. Since 1990, the maternal mortality rate has almost halved. We are making

WATCH: Sarah Nandudu on the factors behind TSUPU’s success

Sarah Nandudu, Vice President at National Slum Dwellers Federation, Uganda, identifies key factors behind the success of ESID’s Transforming Settlements of the Urban Poor in Uganda (TSUPU) programme. The presentation took place at our research reflections workshop at the Ministr

WATCH: Effective housing solutions for the urban poor

Professor Diana Mitlin outlines key factors involved in designing effective housing solutions for the urban poor, as part of our 2016 workshop on ESID’s Transforming Settlements of the Urban Poor in Uganda programme.