Effective States and Inclusive Development

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

Prof Jennie E. Burnet

Role Jennie E. Burnet is Associate Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology, and Associate Director of the Global Studies Institute at Georgia State University in the United States. For ESID, she is leading research in Rwanda on the Gender and the Political Settlement project. Res

Rethinking the politics of development in Africa? How the ‘political settlement’ shapes resource allocation in Ghana

Working Paper 38 Download pdf Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai and Sam Hickey Abstract Debates over whether democratic or neopatrimonial forms of politics are driving the politics of development in Africa have increasingly given way to more nuanced readings which seek to capture the dynamic inter

60 second snippets: Making your research go further

27 Aug 2014 By Kate Pruce. Making your research go further: Considering impact Research in the sector of international development is often well-suited to engaging with policy and practice, dealing as it does with questions about and potential solutions to real-world development chall

Ghana’s political settlement undermines prospects for economic transformation

13 August 2014. By Kojo Pumpuni Asante, Franklin Oduro & Awal Mohammed. On 1st August 2014, the Government of Ghana (GoG) announced that it would approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for assistance to help stabilise the economy. For watchers of Ghana, this decision is lo

Professor Lant Pritchett

Role Lant Pritchett is Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (USA), and RISE Research Director at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Research Lant’s research covers an extensive range of

Back to “National Development”: Lant Pritchett’s quest for Millennium Development Ideals

21 July 2014. Last week ESID hosted Lant Pritchett‘s public lecture on “Promoting Millennium Development Ideals: The risks of defining development down”. You can read some live tweets of the talk under the hashtag #EffectiveStates, but we provide a more thorough summ