Effective States and Inclusive Development

Resource nationalism: Enabler or spoiler of pockets of effectiveness in ‘new oil’ Tanzania’s petroleum sector?

Working paper 144 Download pdf Rasmus Pedersen, Thabit Jacob and Peter Bofin A great deal of attention has been paid to the distributional aspects of resource nationalism in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, but less is known about its effects on the state’s capacity. By unpacking the

The political economy of automotive industry development policy in middle income countries: A comparative analysis of Egypt, India, South Africa and Turkey

Working paper 143 Download pdf Anthony Black, Pallavi Roy, Amirah El-Haddad and Kamil Yilmaz This paper examines the political economy of development policy through the prism of four country case studies (Egypt, India, South Africa and Turkey) of the automotive industry. The objective

The politics of distributing social transfers in Oromiya, Ethiopia: Encadrement and the fluctuation of state infrastructural power

Working paper 142 Download pdf Tom Lavers, Dunyat Haile and Yerosan Mesfin This paper examines the politics of distributing the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region. Drawing on detailed case studies in Arssi and North Shewa, the paper highlights the impo

The politics of distributing social transfers in Afar, Ethiopia: The intertwining of party, state and clan in the periphery

Working paper 141 Download pdf Tom Lavers, Dawud Mohammed and Bisrat Wolde Selassie This paper examines the politics of distributing social transfers in Ethiopia’s Afar region. Two detailed case studies are used to examine the role of state infrastructural power and party politics in

Competition, fragmentation and ‘resource factionalism’: The politics of governing oil and gas in Kenya

Working paper 140 Download pdf Matthew Tyce This paper explores how Kenya’s political settlement has shaped the governance of its emerging oil sector. Specifically, it examines three aspects of oil governance: (1) institutional arrangements within the sector; (2) the extent to which b

What drives successful economic diversification in resource-rich countries?

Working paper 139 Download pdf Addisu A. Lashitew, Michael L. Ross and Eric Werker The ‘resource curse’ is often understood to imply poor growth in the non-resource sectors of the economy, but research into the diversification performance of resource-rich countries is limited. This pa

Alternative routes to the institutionalisation of social transfers in sub-Saharan Africa: Political survival strategies and transnational policy coalitions

Working paper 138 Download pdf Tom Lavers and Sam Hickey The new phase of social protection expansion in the Global South remains poorly understood. Current interpretations use problematic evidence and analysis to emphasise the influence of elections and donor pressure on the spread o

Political settlements and the implementation of maternal health policy in the developing world: A comparative case study of Rwanda, Ghana, Uganda and Bangladesh

Working paper 137 Download pdf Tim Kelsall Maternal health, and in particular the issue of reducing maternal mortality, has been a prominent feature of the global health policy agenda for the past three decades. However, maternal health has rarely become a political priority at nation

Cities and dominance: Urban strategies for political settlement maintenance and change – Zambia case study

Working paper 136 Download pdf Marja Hinfelaar, Danielle Resnick and Sishuwa Sishuwa This paper tracks how the Patriotic Front (PF) – Zambia’s main opposition from 2006 to 2011, when the party won power – shifted its strategies of dealing with the urban poor, civil society and the mid

Control the capital: Cities and political dominance

Working paper 135 Download pdf Tom Goodfellow David Jackman As optimism about the ‘third wave’ of democratisation has waned in the face of continued and renewed authoritarianism across the world, analyses of authoritarian dominance remain focused primarily on the national scale. We ar