Effective States and Inclusive Development

Bank of Zambia’s autonomy amidst political turnovers in Zambia

Working paper 153 Download pdf Caesar Cheelo and Marja Hinfelaar This working paper analyses the role of Zambia’s central bank, the Bank of Zambia (BOZ), in delivering on its mandate, following banking reforms in the early 1990s. Despite occasional political pressures arising out of t

Bank of Zambia’s autonomy amidst political turnovers in Zambia Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper 11 Download pdf This working paper analyses the role of Zambia’s central bank, the Bank of Zambia (BOZ), in delivering on its mandate, following banking reforms in the early 1990s. De

The politics of building effective water utilities in the Global South: A case of NWSC Uganda

Working paper 152 Download pdf Badru Bukenya Although most public water utilities in developing countries perform poorly, some have achieved remarkable turnarounds and now deliver effectively on their mandate. Current analyses of such turnarounds focus on institutional- and organisati

The political economy of central bank effectiveness: The case of National Bank of Rwanda Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper 9 Download pdf Pritish Behuria In a survey conducted in Rwanda by the Pockets of Effectiveness project, the Central Bank was listed as among the top-performi

The political economy of central bank effectiveness: The case of National Bank of Rwanda

Working paper 151 Download pdf Pritish Behuria In a survey conducted in Rwanda by the Pockets of Effectiveness project, the Central Bank was listed as among the top-performing government organisations in the country. This paper examines the political determinants of the portrayal of t

The impact of Covid-19 on oil and gas producers in developing countries

  12 June 2020 Farwa Sial     The global oil industry is experiencing major shocks as the Covid-19 pandemic endures. The challenge to the industry is not just coming from a decline in global demand for energy commodities, but also from questions about the future of the

The politics of shelter: Understanding outcomes in three African cities

Working paper 145 Download pdf Diana Mitlin This paper analyses the politics of shelter provision in three African cities, focusing on the needs of and provision for the low- and middle-income residents. Housing is a priority for low- and middle-income households. Governments influenc

The politics of distributing social transfers in Oromiya, Ethiopia: Encadrement and the fluctuation of state infrastructural power

Working paper 142 Download pdf Tom Lavers, Dunyat Haile and Yerosan Mesfin This paper examines the politics of distributing the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region. Drawing on detailed case studies in Arssi and North Shewa, the paper highlights the impo

The politics of distributing social transfers in Afar, Ethiopia: The intertwining of party, state and clan in the periphery

Working paper 141 Download pdf Tom Lavers, Dawud Mohammed and Bisrat Wolde Selassie This paper examines the politics of distributing social transfers in Ethiopia’s Afar region. Two detailed case studies are used to examine the role of state infrastructural power and party politics in

Alternative routes to the institutionalisation of social transfers in sub-Saharan Africa: Political survival strategies and transnational policy coalitions

Working paper 138 Download pdf Tom Lavers and Sam Hickey The new phase of social protection expansion in the Global South remains poorly understood. Current interpretations use problematic evidence and analysis to emphasise the influence of elections and donor pressure on the spread o