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The politics of power and natural gas in Tanzania: How political settlement dynamics shapes deals in a ‘new oil’ country

Working paper 149 Download pdf Peter Bofin, Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen and Thabit Jacob While research suggests that the rise in global

Gender equitable change and the place of informal networks in Uganda’s legislative policy reforms

Working paper 134 Download pdf Josephine Ahikire and Amon A. Mwiine Uganda has had an uneven history and experience around

The challenge of sustaining a professional civil service amidst shifting political coalitions: The case of the Ministry of Finance in Zambia, 1991-2018

Working paper 122 Download pdf Marja Hinfelaar and Justine Sichone Zambia experienced a decade of strong economic growth from 2004

The interplay of ideas, institutional innovations and organisational structures: Insights from group farming in India

Working paper 116 Download pdf Bina Agarwal An innovative development programme requires ideas at multiple stages, from conception to implementation.

Globalised growth in largely agrarian contexts: the urban–rural divide

Working paper 101 Download pdf Anirudh Krishna The gulf in living standards is widening between cities and rural areas of

Transitions between growth episodes: Do institutions matter and do some institutions matter more?

Working paper 99 Download pdf Selim Raihan, Sabyasachi Kar and Kunal Sen This paper examines the institutional and political determinants of the

Understanding the contribution of the BSUP (JNNURM) to inclusive cities in India

Working paper 97 Download pdf Sundar Burra, Diana Mitlin and Gayatri Menon with Indu Agarwal, Preeti Banarse, Sharmila Gimonkar, Maria Lobo, Sheela Patel,

Is there a fiscal resource curse? Resource rents, fiscal capacity and political institutions

Working paper 96 Download pdf Tania Masi, Antonio Savoia and Kunal Sen While several studies have focused on the effect

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,

Do economic institutions matter for growth episodes?
Do economic institutions matter for growth episodes?

Working paper 92 Download pdf Sabyasachi Kar, Selim Raihan and Kunal Sen An increasingly large literature on the empirics of economic

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

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)

Democracy versus dictatorship? The political determinants of growth episodes

Working paper 70 Download pdf Kunal Sen, Lant Pritchett, Sabyasachi Kar and Selim Raihan In contrast to previous literature, which

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

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

The politics and governance of basic education: A tale of two South African provinces

Working paper 67 Download pdf Brian Levy, Robert Cameron, Ursula Hoadley and Vinothan Naidoo This paper synthesises the findings of

LISTEN: Subhasish Dey asks 'Is partisan alignment electorally rewarding?'

ESID researcher Subhasish Dey recently delivered the below presentation, 'Is partisan alignment electorally rewarding? Evidence from village council elections in India'

How do political institutions affect fiscal capacity? Explaining taxation in developing economies

Working paper 59 Download pdf Roberto Ricciuti, Antonio Savoia and Kunal Sen Abstract A central aspect of institutional development in

New book: Making the State Work

4 August 2015 Professor David Hulme, ESID's CEO, introduces this new edition of Governance, Management and Development: Making the State

Making political analysis useful: Adjusting and scaling

Briefing No. 12 This briefing encourages aid organisations interested in political analysis to start small and be pragmatic, devoting political-economy