Effective States and Inclusive Development

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Research themes

Natural Resources
Public Sector Reform
Oil
Social Protection
Women's Empowerment
Education
Space
Health
Growth

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The political economy determinants of growth

In this research we seek an understanding of the political drivers of economic growth through explaining the political dynamics around the transition from one growth phase to another – that is, the political determinants of growth collapses, maintenance and accelerations.
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Researchers

Kunal Sen Seiha Heng
Markus Eberhardt Robert Osei
Mirza Hassan Matthew Tyce
Lant Pritchett Michael Walton
Selim Raihan Brian Levy
Eric Werker Jonathan Said
Sabyashachi Kar Badru Bukenya
Tim Kelsall

The politics of education in developing countries

This research investigates how educational outcomes in developing countries are shaped by politic and in particular the way in which the nature of the political settlement shapes the quality of basic education.

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Researchers

Sam Hickey Edward Amratwum
Naomi Hossain Mirza Hassan
Abdul Gafaru Abdulai Franklin Oduro
Tim Kelsall Seiha Heng
Tim Williams Brian Levy
Robert Cameron Matt Chennells
Ursula Hoady Vinothan Naidoo
Mare Sarr Lawulle Shumane
Anne Mette Kjær Nansozi K. Muwanga

Public sector effectiveness in Africa

This research investigates what determines the success of public sector reform in some places but not in others. We look at this by examining the interactions between the ruling coalitions and policy coalitions that advocate reform.

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Researchers

Pablo Yanguas David Hulme
Abdul Gafaru Abdulai Daniel Appiah
Henry Chingaipe Benjamin Chemouni
Badru Bukenya

Politics and natural resource governance across space and time

In this research we investigate the governance of new oil finds in Ghana and Uganda and compare between two types of political settlement.

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Researchers

Anthony Bebbington Paul Mosley
Tomas Frederikson Denise Humphreys Bebbington
Abdul Gafaru Abdulai Cynthia Sanborn
Marja Hinfelaar Elisa Arond
Juan Luis Dammert

Political settlements and maternal health in the developing world

In this research we relate maternal health policy uptake and implementation to countries’ political settlements. We ask how political settlements influence progress in maternal health and how can better results be acquired under different political settlements.

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Researchers

Simeen Mahmud Tim Kelsall
Seiha Heng Abdul Gafaru Abdulai
Fred Galooba Mutebi

The politics of governing oil in Africa

In this research we investigate the governance of new oil finds in Ghana and Uganda and compare between two types of political settlement.

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Researchers

Sam Hickey Kojo Asante
Angelo Izama Giles Mohan
Badru Bukenya William Kizilo

Political settlements and gender. What drives womens’s political inclusion and gender equity intiatives?

This research investigates how politics shapes the adoption and implementation of two policies relating to women’s gender equity: legislation on domestic violence and policies aimed at promoting girl’s basic education.

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Researchers

Sohela Nazneen Beatrix Allah Mensah
Rhoda Osei-Afful Asmit Basu
Jennie Burnet Jeanne D’Arc Kanakuze
Lilian Artz Josephine Ahikire
Amon Ashaba Mwiine

Tool for poverty reduction or political strategy?

This research analyses the political drivers of the adoption and implementation of two forms of social protection – social assistance and health insurance.

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Researchers

Tom Lavers Mekdes Mezgebu
Anna McCord Fredrick Wanyama
Hinda Ruton Benjamin Chemouni
Sam Hickey Badru Bukenya
Kate Pruce

Tool for poverty reduction or political strategy?

This research analyses how politics shapes the implementation of social protection programmes in urban and rural spaces.

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Researchers

Diana Mitlin Kunal Sen
Deepta Chopra Subhasish Dey
Sundar Burra