Effective States and Inclusive Development

Bangladesh is booming, but slide towards authoritarianism could burst the bubble

25 March 2019   M Niaz Asadullah & Antonio Savoia This post was first published in The Conversation     Bangladesh has been a development success story in recent years. The country made remarkable progress in poverty alleviation prior to the Millennium Development G

NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK – The Politics of Education in Developing Countries: From Schooling to Learning

7 March 2019 “This excellent, well researched and wide ranging series of case studies sheds light on a key issue of our time, namely how to transform the political economy of education systems to enable learning for all.” Leon Tikly, Professor in Education, School of Educa

“Outstanding” research in prestigious article collection by World Development

20 September 2018 An article in World Development based on an ESID working paper on poverty reduction and the MDGs has been selected for an article collection of five papers that have a fundamental connection to the goals of sustainability and development. This outstanding research by

WATCH – Pablo Yanguas & Daniel Honig in conversation event on what makes aid effective

25 May 2018 Watch highlights of a recent in conversation event with Pablo Yanguas, author of Why We Lie About Aid and Daniel Honig, author of Navigating by Judgement. 1. Pablo Yanguas on what’s really transformative  2. Daniel Honig on autonomy 3. Pablo Yanguas on calculability

PODCAST – In conversation on what makes aid effective

21 May 2018 What limits the impact of foreign aid programmes? If frontline workers had freedom to experiment, could aid effectiveness be improved? What in the aid bureaucracy and political environment constrains flexibility? David Hulme and Nicola Banks lead this exciting discussion w

Book Review – Why We Lie About Aid by Pablo Yanguas

3 May 2018 Tom Kirk, Researcher at the LSE’s Centre for Public Authority in International Development Every so often you read something that brilliantly articulates an idea or issue you have been struggling with for a while, but could not properly capture. Why We Lie About Aid i

INVITATION TO AN EVENT – A chance to see global experts on aid Pablo Yanguas and Daniel Honig in conversation..

To register for this event visit: https://aidtalk.eventbrite.co.uk  

In conversation: Pablo Yanguas and Diana Mitlin

21 March 2018 Listen to Diana Mitlin interview Pablo Yanguas about his new book Why We Lie About Aid which is out now on Zed books.  They discuss the aid sector, accountability and the Department for International Development. For more on Pablo Yanguas: Pablo Yanguas Why We Lie About

Why We Lie About Aid – In defence of hopeful pragmatism

19 March 2018 Pablo Yanguas Pablo’s provocative new book Why We Lie About Aid, is described by ODI Principal Research Fellow David Booth as ‘one of the most exciting books about development aid in many years’. Here Pablo talks about why he wrote the book and what he wants to ach

How politics matters for SDG 16

Prof Sam Hickey’s  presentation, delivered to OECD Govnet meeting on Governance and the SDGs – How politics matters for development and the implications for Sustainable Development Goal 16.