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The political economy of health insurance enrolment in Ethiopia: Party, state and the quest for universal health coverage

Working paper 156 Download pdf Tom Lavers Many developing countries are considering insurance as a means of pursuing universal health

The politics of dominating Addis Ababa (2005-2018)

Working paper 148 Download pdf Eyob Balcha Gebremariam After surviving the most challenging electoral competition in May 2005, the Ethiopian

State infrastructural power and social transfers: The local politics of distribution and delivering ‘progress’ in Ethiopia

Working paper 147 Download pdf Tom Lavers This paper examines the politics of implementing the PSNP in Ethiopia. The PSNP

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

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

Productivist social protection in Ethiopia’s ‘developmental state’
Productivist social protection in Ethiopia’s ‘developmental state’

12 June 2019 Tom Lavers Two recent ESID papers published in African Affairs and Social Science and Medicine (both open

PODCAST – Dr Tom Lavers presents: The politics of distribution in Ethiopia's 'developmental state'
PODCAST – Dr Tom Lavers presents: The politics of distribution in Ethiopia's 'developmental state'

19 March 2019 Social protection expert Dr Tom Lavers gives a presentation to The African Studies Centre at The University of

The politics of distributing social transfers in Ethiopia

 5 March 2019       ESID researcher Dr Tom Lavers is currently in Ethiopia disseminating our work on social protection.

Viewing the territorial reach of the Ethiopian state through the lens of social protection
Viewing the territorial reach of the Ethiopian state through the lens of social protection

14 May 2018 Tom Lavers A drive of little more than an hour from the eastern edge of Tigray into Afar

Social protection in an aspiring ‘developmental state’: The political drivers of Ethiopia’s PSNP
Social protection in an aspiring ‘developmental state’: The political drivers of Ethiopia’s PSNP

Working paper 73 Download pdf Tom Lavers Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) is among the largest social protection programmes

Social protection in an aspiring ‘developmental state’: The political drivers of community-based health insurance in Ethiopia
Social protection in an aspiring ‘developmental state’: The political drivers of community-based health insurance in Ethiopia

Working paper 71 Download pdf Tom Lavers Ethiopia has been piloting and scaling up a community-based health insurance scheme for

Researching the political economy of social protection in Africa

30 March 2015 By Tom Lavers When and why do states take a direct interest in the welfare of their

Dr Tom Lavers

Role Tom is a Lecturer in Politics and Development at the Global Development Institute, The University of Manchester, and lead

The political economy of social protection

Phase 1 - the political economy of social protection expansion in Africa Objectives This research analyses the political economy of

Richard Joseph argues against development without democracy in Africa (CDD Ghana)

7 April 2014. Last month our partners at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development hosted political scientist Richard Joseph (Northwestern

The politics of what works in service delivery: an evidence-based review

Working paper 6 Download pdf Claire Mcloughlin and Richard Batley Abstract This paper examines the evidence on the forms of