Effective States and Inclusive Development

How can developing countries learn to tax?

28 January 2019 Antonio Savoia, Roberto Ricciuti and Kunal Sen This blog was first published on OECD Development Matters The capability to raise revenues from taxes – often called fiscal capacity – is a crucial aspect for the functioning of every state, particularly in developing coun

Workshop: Rethinking social justice and the public realm: what can relational approaches offer?

Rethinking social justice and the public realm: what can relational approaches offer? On Thu 1st and Fri 2nd November ESID will host a workshop on Rethinking social justice and the public realm: what can relational approaches offer? This will bring together an international group of s

Global development post-2015: some reflections on convergence and what facilitates it

   Antonio Savoia and David Hulme explore what we know and what we should ask next about developmental convergence.     Research on global development progress during the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) period has been tracking the shift in global wealth occurring with t

New books launching at DSA

28 June 2018 Today we’re excited to be launching two new ESID books at the DSA Conference: Governing Extractive Industries, which is open access from tomorrow; and The Politics of Education in Developing Countries. The launch event is at DSA,  3.30 – 4.00 in the Exhibition

The Development Studies Association Conference, Manchester – 27 – 29 June 2018

18 June 2018 A number of ESID academics are convening panels and giving papers at this year’s Development Studies Association Conference at the Renold Building, University of Manchester. This year’s theme will be Global Inequalities and will challenge the traditional geographies

Tim Williams wins 2018 Joyce Cain Award for outstanding scholarly article

2 April 2018   We are thrilled that ESID researcher Tim Williams’s paper on the politics of education policy in Rwanda has been selected as the co-recipient of the 2018 Joyce Cain Award from the Comparative and International Education Society. The award is given to recognise R

Understanding the contribution of the BSUP (JNNURM) to inclusive cities in India

Working paper 97 Download pdf Sundar Burra, Diana Mitlin and Gayatri Menon with Indu Agarwal, Preeti Banarse, Sharmila Gimonkar, Maria Lobo, Sheela Patel, Vinodkumar Rao and Monali Waghmare The Basic Services for the Urban Poor (BSUP) sub-Mission of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban

Dr M. Niaz Asadullah

Role Dr M. Niaz Asadullah is 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 with Dr Antonio Savoia on ESID’s research project on poverty reduction, educational ineq

EVENT – The politics of growth: transformative ideas in economies

On 9 February, ODI are holding an event on the politics of growth, featuring our researchers and discussing our recent publication. Deals and Development. Register to attend or watch online here. Contributing chair: Tim Kelsall, @TimKelsall1 – Senior Research Fellow, Overseas De

Spotlight on an ESID expert – Vinothan Naidoo

20 December 2017 Vinothan Naidoo is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Administration at the University of Cape Town. He is a key contributer to ESID’s research on education in South Africa.   What made you want to work in development research? During my graduate resear