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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

Nigeria's response to Covid-19
Nigeria's response to Covid-19

5 May 2020 Clare Cummings Nigeria was successful in eliminating Ebola, despite a weak public health system. In the latest

Competition, fragmentation and ‘resource factionalism’: The politics of governing oil and gas in Kenya

Working paper 140 Download pdf Matthew Tyce This paper explores how Kenya’s political settlement has shaped the governance of its

On Uganda’s 'long march' to first oil and the missing billions in the oil fund

    10 March 2020 Angelo Izama   Recently a government minister, Hon. David Bahati, claimed that money in early

Managing coercion and striving for dominance in Bangladesh

Working paper 129 Download pdf David Jackman Mathilde Maitrot Managing coercion is often central to the pursuit of political dominance,

Dominating Dhaka

Working paper 127 Download pdf David Jackman Throughout Bangladesh’s history, its capital Dhaka has witnessed intense political competition, including numerous

The politics of upgrading in global value chains: The case of Rwanda’s coffee sector

Working paper 108 Download pdf Pritish Behuria Two parallel tracks of research on economic transformation in developing countries have operated

Poverty reduction during 1990-2013: Did Millennium Development Goals adoption and state capacity matter?

Working paper 93 Download pdf M. Niaz Asadullah and Antonio Savoia While poverty reduction remains central in the Post-2015 Agenda,

School governance in a fragmented political and bureaucratic environment: Case studies from South Africa’s Eastern Cape province

Working paper 84 Download pdf Brian Levy and Lawule Shumane This paper explores governance dynamics in four case study schools

The governance of basic education in the Eastern Cape

Working paper 83 Download pdf Zukiswa Kota, Monica Hendricks, Eric Matambo and Vinothan Naidoo The Eastern Cape province experienced extensive

Drilling down into the drivers of extractive industry governance
Drilling down into the drivers of extractive industry governance

Anthony Bebbington 4 July 2017 When a country discovers that it has valuable mineral deposits under its soil, some would say it

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

Political settlements, natural resource extraction, and inclusion in Bolivia

Working paper 77 Download pdf Denise Humphreys Bebbington and Celina Grisi Huber This paper forms part of a project investigating the relationships

Political settlements and the governance of extractive industry: A comparative analysis of the longue durée in Africa and Latin America
Political settlements and the governance of extractive industry: A comparative analysis of the longue durée in Africa and Latin America

Working paper 81 Download pdf Anthony Bebbington with Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, Marja Hinfelaar, Denise Humphreys Bebbington and Cynthia Sanborn This paper synthesises findings

LISTEN: Stephen Kosack on state responses to mass political movements

Professor Stephen Kosack (Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington) joined us on 10 May 2017 to

World Bank: Strengthening governance top-of-mind for opinion leaders

In a recent blog for the World Bank Jing Guo, a member of the group's Public Opinion Research Group, outlines the

Mining, political settlements and inclusive development in Peru

Working paper 79 Download pdf Cynthia Sanborn, Tania Ramírez and Verónica Hurtado This paper examines how economic and political factors have influenced

FINDINGS: How Uganda's political settlement is impeding PSRs

The Ugandan state presents an interesting puzzle for advocates of public sector reforms (PSRs). Though it has been subjected to

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)

Leadership, stakeholders and learner performance in four Western Cape schools

Working paper 61 Download pdf Ursula Hoadley, Brian Levy, Lawule Shumane and Shelly Wilburn Abstract This paper explores some micro-level

LISTEN: Nic van de Walle at Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture

The audio of last week's annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture is now available online. Listen below to what was a great

WATCH: Nic van de Walle at Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture

The annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture took place yesterday, with a great lecture by Cornell University professor and leading expert