Felipe is a PhD candidate at the Global Development Institute, investigating the politics of open government data in Chile. Here he recounts his reaction to Donald Trump’s election win, and the implications of a Trump presidency for the movement globally.
By Dr Subhasish Dey and Prof Kunal Sen 3 January 2017* Political incentives are known to play a role in the allocation of public resources from upper- to lower-tier governments. This column seeks to examine whether ruling parties in local governments favour their own constituencies in
ESID are linking up with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) for a one-day workshop at the National Council For Voluntary Organisations in London on 7 December 2016 to explore the role of state and business relations in creating development outcomes.
The audio of last week’s annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture is now available online. Listen below to what was a great lecture by Cornell University professor and leading expert on democratic development, Nic van de Walle. Nic spoke on social coalitions and democratic develo
The annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture took place yesterday, with a great lecture by Cornell University professor and leading expert on democratic development, Nic van de Walle. Nic spoke on social coalitions and democratic development in sub-Saharan Africa, with particular refer
24 June 2016 Tell us a bit about your background I grew up in Manchester, went to university in Oxford and London, and now work for the Overseas Development Institute in London. Before that I had jobs at Oxford and Newcastle universities, and I also worked as a freelance consultant.
25 November 2015 By Josephine Ahikire and Amon Mwiine In the current discourse on women and policymaking, there seems to be waning optimism, especially around an apparent paradox: on the one hand, women have made inroads into important political and policymaking spaces, whereas on
29th October 2015 What is your background and how did you come to be at ESID? I first came to the UK in 1998 to study law. I qualified as a barrister, but after two years at a solicitor’s practice I realised law wasn’t for me. I did a Masters in African Studies in the US
24 September 2015 Effective States CEO Professor David Hulme discusses the implications of the Sustainable Development Goals in a new video: In an accompanying blog post, he warns that without the agreement of a strong climate change treaty at the end of the year, the SDGs risk being