Effective States and Inclusive Development

Our researchers

Dr Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai

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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.

Dr Josephine Ahikire

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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.

Dr E. Kojo Pumpuni Asante

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

Prof Anthony Bebbington

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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

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Dr Pritish Behuria is an LSE Fellow and researcher on our political economy determinants of economic growth programme, focussing primarily on Rwanda.

Dr Badru Bukenya

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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

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Jennie Burnet is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Louisville in the United States. She is working on ESID's Gender and the Political Settlement project.

Sundar Burra

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


Prof Robert Cameron

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Robert Cameron is a Professor in the department of political studies at the University of Cape Town and a researcher with ESID.

Dr Benjamin Chemouni

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Benjamin Chemouni is a PhD candidate at the Department of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and researcher for ESID in Rwanda.

Dr Henry Chingaipe

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

Prof Blessings Chinsinga

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


Dr Deepta Chopra

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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

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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 Subhasish Dey

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Subhasish Dey completed his PhD at the University of Manchester in January 2016. He is an ESID Research Associate on the MGNREGA project.

Dr Markus Eberhardt

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Markus Eberhardt is Assistant Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Nottingham.


Dr Tomas Frederiksen

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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 Thomas Goodfellow

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

Dr Mirza Hassan

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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.

Seiha Heng

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Seiha Heng is a Research Fellow at the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and a researcher with ESID.


Prof Sam Hickey

Research Director

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

Dr Marja Hinfelaar

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

Prof Alan Hirsch

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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

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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’ .


Dr Denise Humphreys Bebbington

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

Prof David Hulme

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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

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Sarah Hunt is a lecturer in International Development at the Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester. She is researching political dynamics in Central America.

Angelo Izama

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


Jeanne d'Arc Kanakuze

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

Prof Sabyasachi Kar

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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
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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

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Tim Kelsall is a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London. He is the Cambodia research team leader for ESID, working on growth, health, and education projects.


Dr Sophie King

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Sophie King is a Research Fellow at the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield, UK. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow of the School of Environment, Education and Development. She is working on the ESID project on Urban Poverty Reduction in Uganda.

Dr Tom Lavers

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

Prof Brian Levy

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Brian Levy is Academic Director of the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice at the University of Cape Town, and a Senior Adjunct Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, USA.

Dr Anna McCord

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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

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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

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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

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Diana Mitlin is Professor of Global Urbanism and Director of the Global Urban Research Centre. Diana is Managing Director at the Global Development Institute, and coordinates ESID's capacity-strengthening activities.

Prof Giles Mohan

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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

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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, focussing on Uganda.

Amon Ashaba Mwiine

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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

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

Prof Sohela Nazneen

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Sohela Nazneen is a Research Fellow 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

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

Rhoda Osei-Afful

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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

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Sheela Patel is Founding Director of SPARC. She is undertaking a study, in partnership with ESID, on the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

Prof Lant Pritchett

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Lant Pritchett is Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is working on ESID’s project on the political determinants of economic growth.


Kate Pruce

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Kate Pruce is a PhD candidate at the Global Development Institute (GDI), the University of Manchester, and a researcher with ESID. She is working on ESID’s project on the political economy of social protection expansion in Africa.

Dr Selim Raihan

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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

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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 focusses on political institutions and fiscal capacity.

Dr Indrajit Roy

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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

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

Prof Cynthia Sanborn

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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

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

Prof Jeremy Seekings

Advisor

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Jeremy Seekings is Professor of Political Studies and Sociology, and Director of the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town.


Prof Kunal Sen

Research Director

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

Dr Eleni Sifaki

Research Associate

Eleni Sifaki is a Research Associate at ESID, working on our Gender and the Political Settlement project, with a focus on the politics of gender equity policy, gender and global production networks and the gendered dimensions and implications of economic crisis and austerity.

Dr Matthias vom Hau

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Matthias vom Hau is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals and a researcher with ESID.

Prof Fredrick Wanyama

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Fredrick Wanyama is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Dean of the School of Development and Strategic Studies at Maseno University, Kenya. For ESID he is researching the politics of social protection expansion in sub-Saharan Africa.


Prof Eric Werker

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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 researches for ESID on the political economy determinants of economic growth.

Dr Timothy Williams

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Timothy Williams is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and researcher for ESID in Rwanda.

Dr Pablo Yanguas

Research Fellow
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Pablo Yanguas is Research Fellow at ESID. He is working with CEO David Hulme to drive research under ESID’s programme on the transnational politics of development.