Effective States and Inclusive Development

FINDINGS: Competitive politics and the challenge of combating illegal mining in Ghana

1 June 2017 Dr Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai In the last three months, the Ghanaian media landscape has been dominated by discussions about the dangers of illegal mining. Although Ghana has had a formalised process for engaging in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) on a legal basis since t

Building effective states beyond competitive democracy in Ghana

 By Dr Daniel Appiah and Dr Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai 18 April 2017   It is widely accepted that the creation of impartial organisations is an important condition for spurring economic growth and development on a sustained basis. Democracy requires impartial enforcement of rules that

Competitive clientelism and the politics of core public sector reform in Ghana

Working paper 82 Download pdf Daniel Appiah and Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai Although Ghana has implemented several donor-sponsored public sector reforms (PSRs) in an attempt to improve core areas of state functionality, the impact of such reforms remains generally disappointing. In this pape

Corporate social responsibility and political settlements in the mining sector in Ghana, Zambia and Peru

Working paper 74 Download pdf Tomas Frederiksen This paper explores and compares the political effects of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the mining sector in Zambia, Ghana and Peru. The paper adopts a political settlements approach to answer the question: How do the CSR prac

WATCH: New film on the Center for Democratic Development, our partner in Ghana

This new video featuring our Ghanaian researchers was made in Ghana and tells the story of the partnership between ESID and the Center for Democratic Development:

Dr Tomas Frederiksen

Role Tomas Frederiksen is a lecturer in international development at the Global Development Institute (GDI), the University of Manchester. He is co-investigator on the ESID natural resources project, which tracks the politics of natural resources and inclusive development over time. R

WATCH: Exciting new film on our research in Ghana

This new film, featuring our Ghanaian researchers, was made in Ghana and reveals our key findings on the politics of development.

LISTEN: A podcast of our findings on public sector reform in Ghana

    A talk delivered at GIMPA in Ghana by ESID researchers Pablo Yanguas, Abdul Gafaru Abdulai and Daniel Appiah on public sector reform in Ghana  

Spotlight on an ESID researcher: Franklin Oduro

15 April 2016 What is your educational background? I am a political scientist by training. My first degree was in political science with history at the University of Ghana, followed by a Masters, where I focused on human rights institutions, looking at Ghana’s Commission on Human Righ

What are our findings on Ghana?

    Anna Webster 13 April 2016   So the ESID team are back in Manchester following a great week in Ghana. It was a hot and steamy 30 degrees in the vibrant city of Accra and during a brief power cut we realised how thankful we were for the AC! Debate and discussion on t