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Kate Pruce


Role

Kate has recently been awarded her PhD at the Global Development Institute (GDI), The University of Manchester, and is a postdoctoral Research Associate with ESID.

Research

Kate’s research is on the politics of social protection adoption, expansion and implementation in low and middle income countries, with a focus on Zambia. Kate led the Zambia case study within ESID’s comparative project on the political economy of social protection in Africa, and is now working on phase 2 of this project in her current role.

ESID Publications

Pruce, K and Hickey, S. (2019) The politics of promoting social cash transfers in Zambia. Chapter in the book The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa
Pruce, K. and Hickey, S. (2017). ‘The politics of promoting social protection in Zambia‘. ESID Working Paper No. 75. Manchester.
ESID Briefing No. 2. ‘Closing the gap between form and function: a new approach to institutional reform in Uganda’ (2014). Kate Pruce, with input from Sam Hickey. Research undertaken by Matt Andrews and Lawrence Bategeka coordinated by Sam Hickey.
ESID Briefing No. 3. ‘How should Uganda grow?’ (2014). Kate Pruce, with input from Sam Hickey. Research undertaken by Ricardo Hausmann, Brad Cunningham, Rosie Osire, Kelly Wyett and John Matovu, coordinated by Sam Hickey.
ESID Briefing No. 16. ‘Politics and health service delivery: insights from Ghana‘. (2016). Kate Pruce, with input from Sam Hickey. Research undertaken by Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, coordinated by Sam Hickey.
ESID Briefing No. 17. ‘How politics shapes the quality of education in Ghana‘. (2016). Kate Pruce, with input from Sam Hickey. Research undertaken by Edward Ampratwum, Mohammed Awal and Franklin Oduro, coordinated by Sam Hickey.
ESID Briefing No. 19. ‘The politics of promoting gender equity in Uganda‘. (2016). Kate Pruce, with input from  Sam Hickey and Josephine Ahikire. Research undertaken by Josephine Ahikire and Amon A. Mwiine.
ESID Briefing No. 20. ‘From schooling to learning: is Uganda committed to increasing the quality of basic education?‘. (2016). Kate Pruce, with input from  Sam Hickey, Anne Mette Kjær and Nansozi K. Muwanga.
ESID Briefing No. 21. ‘Governing health care in Uganda: explaining the mixed record on delivering rural maternal health services‘. Kate Pruce, with input from Sam Hickey and Badru Bukenya.
ESID Briefing No. 22. ‘The politics of promoting social cash transfers in Uganda‘. Kate Pruce, with input from Sam Hickey and Badru Bukenya. The research was conducted by Sam Hickey and Badru Bukenya, coordinated by Tom Lavers.

Further information

https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/kate.pruce.html
Visit Kate’s LinkedIn, Academia.edu and ResearchGate profiles.
Listen to a podcast with insights on Kate’s chapter in the ESID book on social protection
Read Kate’s blog post on the UNU-WIDER Mexico City symposium on ‘The political economy of social protection in developing countries’.
Follow Kate on Twitter.