Researching the politics of development

Our Researchers

Abdul-Gafaru is a lecturer at the Department of Public Administration, University of Ghana Business School. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Manchester.

Josephine Ahikire is an Associate Professor in the School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University, and Executive Chair of the Centre for Basic Research (CBR) in Kampala. She is leading ESID's Gender and the Political Settlement project in Uganda.

M. Niaz Asadullah is a Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, and a Visiting Professorial Fellow (Hon) at The University of Manchester. He is working on ESID’s research project on poverty reduction, educational inequality and state capacity

Kojo is a Senior Research Fellow at the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana). He completed his PhD at The University of Manchester and is a researcher for ESID.

Mohammed Awal

Researcher

Mohammed Awal is research analyst, and social accountability programming team lead, at the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development. He has done research for ESID on framing Ghana’s political settlement, and on the politics of education service delivery in Ghana .

Dr Ishmael Ayanoore

Researcher

Ishmael Ayanoore is a graduate teaching assistant at the Global Development Institute, The University of Manchester, and a researcher for ESID.

Anthony Bebbington is Australia Laureate Fellow and Professor in the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Professor of Environment and Society in the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University (on leave).

Dr Pritish Behuria

Researcher

Dr Pritish Behuria is a Hallsworth Research Fellow at The Global Development Institute, The University of Manchester, and researcher for ESID with a focus on Rwanda.

Dr Badru Bukenya

Researcher

Badru Bukenya is a lecturer in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at Makerere University Kampala, Uganda and a Research Associate at ESID.

Prof Jennie Burnet

Researcher

Jennie Burnet is Associate Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology, and Associate Director of the Global Studies Institute at Georgia State University, USA. She is working on ESID's Gender and the Political Settlement project.

Sundar Burra

Researcher

Sundar Burra is an advisor for the Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centres (SPARC).

Prof Robert Cameron

Researcher

Robert Cameron is a Professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Cape Town and a researcher with ESID.

Benjamin Chemouni is an Assistant Professor at Université Catholique de Louvain, a Leverhulme early career fellow at the University of Cambridge and a researcher for ESID in Rwanda.

Dr Henry Chingaipe

Researcher

Henry Chingaipe is Director and Lead Consultant at the Institute for Policy Research and Social Empowerment based in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Blessings Chinsinga is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies at Chancellor College, the University of Malawi.

Dr Deepta Chopra

Researcher

Deepta Chopra is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies working on ESID's project on the political determinants of MGNREGA’s implementation.

Dr Vasudha Chhotray

Researcher

Vasudha Chhotray is Senior Lecturer, School of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK. She is Principal Investigator for ESID’s project, 'Have newly created Indian states promoted inclusive development? A comparison of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh'.

Dr Subhashish Dey

Researcher

Subhasish Dey completed his PhD at The University of Manchester. He is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Economics at The University of Warwick. He is an ESID Research Associate on the MGNREGA project.

Tomas Frederiksen is a lecturer in international development at the Global Development Institute, The University of Manchester, and a researcher for the ESID Natural Resources project.

Dr Tom Goodfellow

Researcher

Tom Goodfellow is a senior lecturer in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield, and a researcher on our political economy determinants of growth and urban programmes.

Dr Mirza Hassan

Researcher

Mirza Hassan is a Lead Researcher at the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University. He is country co-ordinator and researcher for ESID in Bangladesh.

Professor Sam Hickey

Research Director

Sam Hickey is Professor of Politics and Development at the University of Manchester, and Director of Research at ESID.

Dr Marja Hinfelaar

Researcher

Marja Hinfelaar is the Director of Research and Programs at the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR), lead researcher for the Natural Resource project's Zambia study and researcher on the Pockets of Effectiveness programme.

Alan Hirsch is a Professor and Director of the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice at the University of Cape Town.

Dr Naomi Hossain

Researcher

Naomi Hossain is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK. She is working on the ESID project on 'Education in competitive clientelist contexts: Bangladesh and Ghana’ .

Prof Ursula Hoadley

Researcher

Ursula Hoadley is Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Cape Town. She works on the ‘Provision of basic education in South Africa: Institutional and political challenges’ project for ESID.

Denise Humphreys Bebbington is Director of Women and Gender Studies, and Associate Research Professor of International Development and Social Change at Clark University, USA. She is lead researcher for ESID’s politics of natural resources project in Bolivia.

David Hulme is CEO at ESID. He is also Professor of Development Studies, and Executive Director of the Global Development Institute, the University of Manchester.

Dr Sarah Hunt

Researcher

Sarah Hunt is Governance Advisor with Irsh Aid.

Angelo Izama

Researcher

Angelo Izama is an independent researcher involved in research on Uganda’s oil sector, as well as a journalist and blogger.

Dr David Jackman

Research Associate

David Jackman is Lecturer in Development Studies at the University of Oxford, and a Research Associate at ESID, working on the capital cities and political settlements project. His research examines the political economy of violence in South Asia.

Jeanne d'Arc Kanakuze is an independent Rwandese consultant working on ESID's Gender and the Political Settlement project.

Prof Sabyasachi Kar

Researcher

Sabyasachi Kar is Professor at the Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi, India, and Honorary Visiting Fellow at The University of Manchester.

Peter Kasaija

Research Associate

Peter Kasaija is a Research Associate currently engaged with the Urban Action Lab (UAL), at Makerere University. He is working on the ESID project on Urban Poverty Reduction in Uganda.

Dr Tim Kelsall

Research Director

Tim Kelsall is a Senior Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London and Research Director for the African Cities Research Consortium. He is Research Director for ESID and has worked on growth, health, education and typologies of political settlements.

Dr Sophie King

Research Fellow

Sophie King is a Research Fellow at the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield, UK. She has co-produced research for ESID on Urban poverty reduction programming in Uganda.

Anne Mette Kjaer is Professor in the Department of Political Science at Arhus University. She has done political economy research for ESID on Uganda's education sector.

Dr Tom Lavers

Researcher

Tom Lavers is a lecturer in Politics, Governance & Management at the Global Development Institute, The University of Manchester, and lead researcher for the ESID project, The political economy of social protection expansion in Africa.

Prof Brian Levy

Researcher

Brian Levy is Professor of the Practice of International Development, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC and Academic Director, Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town.

Dr Anna McCord

Researcher

Anna McCord is a research economist and sociologist, specialising in social protection programme design and evaluation. She is working on ESID’s research into the political economy of social protection expansion in Africa in Kenya.

Md. Rezwanul Haque Masud is a Research Assistant at the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD). He is working on ESID's Gender and the Political Settlement project in Bangladesh.

Prof Gayatri Menon

Researcher

Gayatri Menon is Assistant Professor at the School of Development, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, India. She is working for ESID on an India-based project examining state capacity and commitment to addressing urban poverty.

Prof Diana Mitlin

Researcher

Diana Mitlin is Professor of Global Urbanism and Managing Director of the Global Development Institute and CEO of the African Cities Research Consortium.

Prof Giles Mohan

Researcher

Giles Mohan is Professor of International Development at the Open University and a co-investigator on ESID's research project on oil governance in Ghana and Uganda.

William Muhumuza

Researcher

William Muhumuza is an Associate Professor within the School of Social Sciences at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, and researcher on ESID's politics of regional inequality in sub-Saharan Africa research project, focusing on Uganda.

Amon Ashaba Mwiine

Researcher

Amon Ashaba Mwiine is an Assistant Lecturer at Makerere University and a researcher for ESID's Gender and the Political Settlement programme in Uganda.

Dr Vinothan Naidoo

Researcher

Vinothan Naidoo is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Administration at the University of Cape Town.

Dr Sohela Nazneen

Researcher

Sohela Nazneen is a Research Fellow in Gender and Sexuality at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK, and project leader for ESID's project on Gender and the Political Settlement.

Dr Franklin Oduro

Researcher

Franklin Oduro is the Head of Research and Programmes/Deputy Director at Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana). He is also coordinator and researcher for ESID at CDD-Ghana.

Rhoda Osei-Afful

Researcher

Rhoda Osei-Afful is a Research Officer with the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) and is working on ESID’s Gender and the Political Settlement programme in Ghana.

Sheela Patel

Researcher

Sheela Patel is Founding Director of SPARC and director of the construction company SPARC Samudaya Nirman Sahayak (SSNS). She is undertaking a study, in partnership with ESID, on the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

Prof Lant Pritchett

Researcher

Lant Pritchett is Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and RISE Research Director at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. He is working on ESID’s project on the political determinants of economic growth.

Dr Kate Pruce

Research Associate

Kate Pruce has recently been awarded her PhD at the Global Development Institute, the University of Manchester, and is a postdoctoral Research Associate with ESID. She is working on ESID’s project on the political economy of social protection expansion in Africa.

Dr Selim Raihan

Researcher

Selim Raihan is Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka and the Executive Director of the South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM).

Dr Roberto Ricciuti

Researcher

Dr Roberto Ricciuti is Associate Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Verona, a CESifo fellow and an Honorary Visiting Professor at the Global Development Institute. His work for ESID focuses on political institutions and fiscal capacity.

Dr Indrajit Roy

Researcher

Indrajit Roy is an ESRC Future Research Leader at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. He is working on ESID’s project on the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in India.

Jonathan Said

Researcher

Jonathan Said is an economist in private sector development at Imani Development, and an ESID researcher in Malawi.

Jeremy Seekings is Professor of Political Studies and Sociology, and Director of the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town. He is also a visiting professor at the Macmillan Centre for International and Area Studies at Yale.

Cynthia Sanborn is Director of the Research Center at the Universidad del Pacífico (CIUP) and Professor of Political Science at the same university. She is lead researcher for the ESID Politics of Natural Resources project in Peru.

Dr Antonio Savoia

Researcher

Antonio Savoia is a Senior Lecturer in Development Economics at the University of Manchester and a researcher with ESID.

Nicolai Schulz

Researcher

Nicolai Schulz is Research Associate at the Global Development Institute, The University of Manchester, and a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He researches for ESID on the political settlement typologies projec

Dr Farwa Sial

Research Associate

Farwa Sial is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at ESID working on the oil governance and pockets of effectiveness projects.

Prof Kunal Sen

Research Director

Kunal Sen is Director Designate of UNU-WIDER, Professor of Development Economics and Policy at the University of Manchester, and Joint Director of Research at ESID with Sam Hickey.

Dr Matthew Tyce

Researcher

Matthew Tyce is an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at The Global Development Institute. He leads ESID's Kenya research across the pockets of effectiveness and growth and natural resource governance projects.

Dr Matthias vom Hau

Researcher

Matthias vom Hau is an Associate Professor and Research Fellow and Ramón y Cajal Researcher at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals and a researcher with ESID.

Fredrick Wanyama is Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs at Kisii University, Kenya, and Associate Professor of Political Science at Maseno University in Kenya.He is also a researcher on the political economy of social protection expansion in Africa.

Prof Eric Werker

Researcher

Eric Werker is Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and academic lead from SFU to the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute. He works on the ESID research project on the Political economy determinants of growth.

Dr Timothy Williams

Researcher

Timothy Williams is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education; Adjunct Professor in Global Social Work at Boston College; and researcher for ESID in Rwanda.

Dr Pablo Yanguas

Research Fellow

Pablo Yanguas is Research Fellow at the Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) research centre, where he leads research on public sector reform and political-economy analysis. He is also currently working as PEA and Research Adviser to FCDO’s Strengthening Action Against Corruption (STAAC) Programme in Ghana.