Brian Levy is the Academic Director of the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice at the University of Cape Town (SA), and Professor of the Practice of International Development at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University (US). Brian leads the ESID South Africa research team.
Brian’s research covers an extensive range of topics, including the interactions between public institutions, the private sector and development in Africa, East Asia and elsewhere. He is currently working on three ESID projects: ‘The political economy of agency-level performance in South Africa‘; ‘The provision of basic education in South Africa: institutional and political challenges‘; and ‘The politics of state-business relations‘.
Levy, B. and Shumane, L. (2017). ‘School governance in a fragmented political and bureaucratic environment: Case studies from South Africa’s Eastern Cape province‘, ESID Working Paper No. 84. Manchester.
Levy, B., Cameron, R., Hoadley, U. and Naidoo, V. (2016). ‘The politics and governance of basic education: A tale of two South African provinces‘, ESID Working Paper No. 67. Manchester.
Levy, B. and Cameron, R. (2016). ‘The potential and limits of performance management: Improving basic education in the Western Cape‘, ESID Working Paper No. 62. Manchester.
Hoadley, U., Levy, B., Shumane, L. andWilburn, S. (2015). ‘Leadership, stakeholders and learner performance in four Western Cape schools‘, ESID Working Paper No. 61. Manchester.
Levy, B., Hirsch, A. and Woolard, I. (2015). ‘Governance and inequality: Benchmarking and interpreting South Africa’s evolving political settlement‘, ESID Working Paper No. 51. Manchester.
Levy, B. and Walton, M. (2013). ‘Institutions, incentives and service provision: bringing the politics back in’. ESID Working Paper No. 18. Manchester.
Other recent publications
Levy, B. (2014). Working with the Grain: Integrating Governance and Growth in Development Strategies. Oxford University Press.