Effective States and Inclusive Development

Political settlements and the delivery of maternal health services in rural Uganda

Working paper 113 Download pdf Badru Bukenya and Frederick Golooba-Mutebi Technical questions, such as systems development and management; governance, the role of service users in financing and decision-making and resource availability, have long dominated research on healthcare provi

Rethinking elite commitment to social protection in Ghana: Insights from an adapted political settlements approach

Working paper 112 Download pdf Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai This paper explores the political economy drivers of Ghana’s flagship cash transfer programme, Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP). In contrast to existing accounts of the LEAP as a domestically driven cash transfer scheme,

The political prioritisation of welfare in India: Comparing the Public Distribution System in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand

Working paper 111 Download pdf Vasudha Chhotray, Anindita Adhikari and Vidushi Bahuguna The idea of state responsibility for ensuring food security has gained ground, with strong popular mobilisations for the Right to Food around the world; but important variations prevail, both in th

Social protection in an electorally competitive environment (2): The politics of health insurance in Tanzania

Working paper 110 Download pdf Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen and Thabit Jacob This paper analyses the introduction and expansion of health insurance schemes in Tanzania. Health insurances were introduced around year 2000 as part of a more general health reform process aimed at improving ac

Social protection in an electorally competitive environment (1): The politics of Productive Social Safety Nets (PSSN) in Tanzania

Working paper 109 Download pdf Thabit Jacob and Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen Social protection has become a more important part of social service delivery in Tanzania over the last couple of decades. This paper analyses the politics behind the making and implementation of the Productive S

The politics of upgrading in global value chains: The case of Rwanda’s coffee sector

Working paper 108 Download pdf Pritish Behuria Two parallel tracks of research on economic transformation in developing countries have operated at a distance from each other over the last two decades. A global track – global value chains/global production networks (GVC/GPNs) – has foc

The political economy of maternal healthcare in Ghana

Working paper 107 Download pdf Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai Despite substantial improvements in access to health services in Ghana during the last two decades, there has been limited progress in improving maternal health, and the country as a whole was unable to meet the Millennium Developmen

Delivering maternal health services in Rwanda: The role of politics

Working paper 106 Download pdf Frederick Golooba-Mutebi with Yvonne Habiyonizeye Studies examining the impact of different kinds of organisational and institutional reform on service delivery in the health sector in developing countries highlight and explain advances, strengths, weakn

Elaborate scaffolding, weak foundations: Business–government relations and economic reform in democratic South Africa

Working paper 105 Download pdf Alan Hirsch and Brian Levy This paper explores the evolution of the business–government dimensions of South Africa’s democratic political settlement. It details how and why market-based reforms were embraced by both political and economic actors in the 1

The politics of local content legislation in Ghana

Working paper 104 Download pdf Ishmael Ayanoore The resurgence in local content reforms in most oil-rich Africa countries is broadly understood within the elite-political projects of creating opportunities for domestic capitalists to accumulate rents. New insights from an extended pol