Effective States and Inclusive Development

“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 MDG’s has been selected for an article collection of five papers that have a fundamental connection to the goals of sustainability and development. This outstanding rese

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.

David Hulme: Why the UK must keep military activity away from international aid

A day is a long time in politics and the first full day of election campaigning was dominated by suggestions that the Conservatives would row back on the commitment to spend 0.7% of GNI on aid. But, barely 24 hours later, Theresa May scotched these rumours, perhaps encouraged by a pas

From Phase 1 to Phase 2: Our progress so far

26 April 2017 Dr Pablo Yanguas Why do inequalities persist over time? How do elite interests shape developmental trajectories? When are the poor and vulnerable included in policymaking? At ESID we’re devoted to understanding the politics behind development puzzles. As we turn 5