Effective States and Inclusive Development

Kate Pruce

Role Kate has recently been awarded her PhD at the Global Development Institute (GDI), The University of Manchester, and is a researcher with ESID. Research Kate’s work investigates the politics of social protection, with a particular focus on the role of ideas in determining po

Research by country

Bangladesh In Bangladesh, ESID is working on Political Economy Analysis (PEA), gender and a comparative study with Ghana on education. Our main partner in Bangladesh is BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD). Bolivia Bolivia is one of four countries included in an ESID pr

The politics of regional inequality in sub-Saharan Africa: Insights from Ghana and Uganda

Objectives This project aims to deepen our understanding of the structural underpinnings of spatial inequality from a comparative perspective. It adopts a political settlements approach to investigate the role of politics and power relations in shaping policy reforms and public invest

Paths to development: Is there a Bangladesh surprise?

15 January 2015 [5 December 2014 original post]. By Niaz Asadullah and Antonio Savoia. Bangladesh’s economy has recorded remarkable economic performance in the new millennium, though its per capita income has remained low. Even more spectacular has been the steady improvement in its l

What does ESID’s new gendered political settlements framework offer feminist analysis?

7 November 2014 By Sophie King. Political settlements analysis has been largely gender blind and, as Professor Sylvia Tamale noted at a recent Gender and Political Settlements workshop in Kampala, can read like Ancient Greek to even the most experienced feminist scholars. So what does

Rhoda Osei-Afful

Role Rhoda Osei-Afful is a Research Officer with the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana). She is a key member of CDD-Ghana’s Elections Team and has supported the implementation of a number of research projects at CDD-Ghana, such as the Transparency and Accountability P

Dr Josephine Ahikire

Role Dr 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. Research Josephine is leading ESID’s research project in Uganda on Gender and the Political Settlem

Amon Ashaba Mwiine

Role Amon Ashaba Mwiine is an Assistant Lecturer at Makerere University (Uganda). Research Amon is a researcher on ESID’s Gender and the political settlement project in Uganda. He is also engaged in doctoral research examining the role of men in parliament, which interrogates the legi

Md. Rezwanul Haque Masud

Role Md. Rezwanul Haque Masud is a Research Assistant at the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Research Rezwan is conducting research in Bangladesh for ESID’s research project on Gender and the Political Settlement. His wider rese

Jeanne d’Arc Kanakuze

Role Jeanne is an independent Rwandese consultant and has been working with local and international organisations on gender, conflict transformation and peacebuilding since 1995. Research Jeanne is conducting research in Rwanda for ESID’s research project on Gender and the Political S