Effective States and Inclusive Development

Professor Brian Levy

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Role

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.

Research

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‘.

ESID publications

Levy, B., Cameron, R., Hoadley, U. & V. Naidoo. (2016). ‘The politics and governance of basic education: A tale of two South African provinces‘, ESID Working Paper No. 67. Manchester.

Levy, B. & R. Cameron (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. & S. Wilburn (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.

Further information

Visit Brain Levy’s website and read his blog.
See Brian Levy’s staff profile at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice.