Effective States and Inclusive Development

Building state capacity for inclusive development: The politics of public sector reform

Working paper 25 Download pdf Badru Bukenya and Pablo Yanguas Abstract A capable state is essential for inclusive development, and throughout the developing world governments and international development agencies are seeking to build it through a multifaceted agenda of Public Sector

Politics, political settlements and social change in post-colonial Rwanda

Working paper 24 Download pdf Frederick Golooba-Mutebi Abstract Until 1994 Rwanda’s post-colonial history was marked by episodes of political violence, attempted wars, and wars of different durations. Feeding the violence was the absence of an elite consensus about how best to take Rw

Political settlement dynamics in a limited-access order: The case of Bangladesh

Working paper 23 Download pdf Mirza Hassan Abstract This study explores the dynamics of the elite political settlement in Bangladesh during the last two decades (1991-2012), as well as its impact on economic development and political development, understood here as the process of main

Are service-delivery NGOs building state capacity in the global South? Experiences from HIV/AIDS programmes in rural Uganda

Working paper 22 Download pdf Badru Bukenya Abstract Service-delivery NGOs are often attacked for abandoning the pursuit of ‘alternative development’ in favour of ‘technocratic’ and ‘depoliticised’ forms of development. Yet some commentators argue that these organisations, through the

Natural resource extraction and the possibilities of inclusive development: politics across space and time

Working paper 21 Download pdf Anthony Bebbington Abstract This paper addresses institutional and political relationships that govern the interactions between natural resource extraction, economy and society with a focus on the mining and hydrocarbon sectors. These relationships help d

Investigating the links between political settlements and inclusive development in Uganda: towards a research agenda

Working paper 20 Download pdf Frederick Golooba-Mutebi and Sam Hickey Abstract The changing character of the political settlement in Uganda since independence has closely shaped the character and performance of the institutions and actors responsible for delivering development. Succes

Donors, development agencies and the use of political economic analysis: getting to grips with the politics of development?

Working paper 19 Download pdf Laura Routley and David Hulme Abstract This paper examines the take up of Political Economic Analysis (PEA) tools and approaches by development agencies. It charts the emergence of PEA, reviews the embryonic literature on this phenomenon and asks whether

Institutions, incentives and service provision: Bringing politics back in

Working paper 18 Download pdf Brian Levy and Michael Walton Abstract This paper outlines a conceptual framework for analysing the politics of service provisioning. The approach uses as its point of departure the ‘accountability framework’ of relations between citizens, clients and ser

Methods in governance research: a review of research approaches

Working paper 17 Download pdf Lawrence Sáez Abstract The extant literature relating to the relationship between governance and inclusive growth does not appear to have reached convergence towards a preferred methodological approach. This paper attempts to review the strengths and shor

Developing the guts of a GUT (Grand Unified Theory): Elite commitment and inclusive growth

Working paper 16 Download pdf Lant Pritchett and Eric Werker Abstract Two key unanswered questions in theories of growth are (a) why some countries successfully initiate episodes of rapid growth while others suffer extended stagnation and (b) why some countries are able to sustain gro