Effective States and Inclusive Development

Why have we seen so few developmental states?

  Kunal Sen 5th October 2017   The underlying political settlement within countries too often provides political elites with insufficient incentives to enact the institutional reforms needed for further growth and structural transformation   The original developmental s

Deals and Development

7 August 2017 Professor Sabyasachi Kar is a key contributer to ESID’s work on the politics of economic growth. He has just contributed a chapter to the landmark forthcoming book, Deals and Development: The Political Dynamics of Growth Episodes, which James Robinson says “a

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 ways in which strengthening governance has climbed the agenda of opinion leaders in developing countries. The World Bank’s 2016 poll of more than 35,000 opinio

WATCH: The India launch of ‘The Political Economy of India’s Growth Episodes’

Watch experts on Indian growth gather in Delhi to launch “fresh and insightful” book, The Political Economy of India’s Growth Episodes, by Sabyasachi Kar and Kunal Sen. For more on the topic read Working Paper 44, ‘The political economy of economic growth in In

EVENT: Experts gather for the release of path-breaking research findings and the launch of a seminal book on growth in India

20 March 2017 This Wednesday sees the India launch of a seminal book; The Political Economy of India’s Growth Episodes by Professor Kunal Sen, Research Director or ESID and Professor Sabyasachi Kar, ESID Researcher and Associate Professor at Delhi’s Institute of Economic G

Big media for BIGD event in Bangladesh

2 March 2017 Our recent policy workshop with leading Bangladesh experts on growth, education, health and women’s empowerment has received lots of coverage in the Bangladesh media. Here are some photos of the event and links to articles in the English and Bangla press. Read more

Unpacking the ‘Bangladesh paradox’: the politics of inclusive economic and social development

  Dr Mathilde Maitrot 22 February 2017 Global Challenge Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathilde Maitrot reports from the ESID and BIGD Policy Workshop in Dhaka   Close to five decades have passed since Bangladesh was allegedly termed a ‘basket case’ by the US Secretary o

Deals and the Politics of Growth in Bangladesh – A Presentation

The politics of growth in Bangladesh  This presentation  was given by Mirza Hassan and Selim Raihan at the ESID and BIGD Policy Workshop on 16th February 2017 in Dhaka.

Democracy and growth: How are they related?

By Prof Kunal Sen 8 December 2016 Kunal and colleagues Lant Pritchett, Sabyasachi Kar and Selim Raihan have published a working paper on their new research: Democracy versus growth: the political determinants of growth episodes. Below, Kunal addresses their central question of whether

EVENT: State-business relations in development seminar

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.