Effective States and Inclusive Development

PODCAST – Duncan Green speaks to Naomi Hossain on The Politics of Education in Developing Countries

22 October 2019 Duncan Green recently caught up with the brilliant Naomi Hossain to discuss her latest ESID book, edited with Sam Hickey, on educational reform in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ghana, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda . Open Access version available here. Do listen to the full 2

Will South Asia achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030? Learning from the MDGs experience

Working paper 126 Download pdf M. Niaz Asadullah, Antonio Savoia and Kunal Sen This paper contributes to the debate on the Sustainable Development Goals progress by evaluating the MDGs’ achievements in South Asia and the policy and institutional challenges deriving from such experienc

Five ESID books are open access and free to download

26 June 2019 With the recent publication of two new books, The Politics of Education in Developing Countries and Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South, there are now five ESID books open access, free to download at these links:              

Can politics help explain persistently low education quality in Rwanda?

3 April 2019 Tim Williams Based on Dr William’s research published in World Development, this post was originally featured as a guest blog for The Rise Programme.   Over the last two decades, the Rwandan government has received global recognition for its impressive efforts

Mohammed Awal

Role Mohammed Awal is a research analyst, and social accountability programming team lead at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana). Research Mohammed’s research interest is in political accountability, politics of government service delivery, impact of decentralisati

Understanding the politics of the learning crisis

  7 March 2019 Expert on education and development, Professor Lant Pritchett, reflects on what he thinks are three highlights of the new open access ESID book, The Politics of Education in Developing Countries.   This new volume of case studies on the politics of learning in

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

Professor Anne Mette Kjær

Role Anne Mette Kjær is a Professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. She is currently coordinating the research programme, Political Settlements and Revenue Bargaining. Research Anne Mette Kjær does research in the areas of governance and political e

The politics and governance of basic education – drilling into the details

    18 September 2018 Lead editor of new open access book on how politics influences learning outcomes in South Africa, Brian Levy gives an overview of the book and its key findings.   The view that ‘context matters’,  that development practice needs to move from ‘best

Decentralisation and teacher accountability: How the political settlement shapes governance in the education sector at sub-national levels in Ghana

Working paper 102 Download pdf Edward Ampratwum, Mohammed Awal and Franklin Oduro Despite a series of reforms designed to improve the education system in Ghana, the quality of education remains low. This paper uses a political settlements analysis to explore why this is the case. Focu