Effective States and Inclusive Development

Researcher spotlight: Blessings Chinsinga

14 May 2015 Role Professor Blessings Chinsinga is an ESID researcher in Malawi focusing on the country’s political settlement and its implications for inclusive growth and development. He fulfils two roles at the University of Malawi: since 1996 he has been Associate Professor at the

Researching the politics of public sector reforms in Malawi

15 January 2015. By Henry Chingaipe. The Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) Research Programme has commissioned a multi-country study on the comparative politics of public sector reforms (PSR) in Africa, with case studies on Malawi, Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda. In this pos

Dr Henry Chingaipe

Role Henry Chingaipe is a Director and Lead Consultant at the Institute for Policy Research & Social Empowerment based in Lilongwe, Malawi. The Institute is an upcoming local thinktank that focusses on politics, governance and development in Malawi. He is a former Lecturer in Poli

The political economy determinants of economic growth in Malawi

Working Paper 40 Download pdf Jonathan Said and Khwima Singini Abstract Since independence Malawi has failed to translate initial periods of economic growth (growth acceleration regimes) into sustained long-term growth (growth maintenance). This paper assesses why this has been the ca

The reality of the zero-aid budget in Malawi

24 September 2014 By Blessings Chinsinga. The new government of Malawi that was ushered into power following the 20 May  2014 elections started its tenure facing an ultimatum from donors: restore fiscal integrity or forget about the resumption of budgetary support that makes up as muc

Jonathan Said

Role Jonathan Said is an Economic Governance Advisor with the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative in Liberia. Research His previous research work includes three-and-a-half years as a private sector development economist at Imani Development in Malawi, a two-year fellowship at the

Malawi elections: more economic discussion needed

Malawi goes to the polls on 20 May. We spoke to ESID researcher and economist Jonathan Said to get a sense of the issues ahead of the election. Said has been working in Malawi as an economist for three years. Malawi has recently been rocked by what’s termed “cashgate” – the biggest fi

Professor Blessings Chinsinga

Role Blessings Chinsinga is Associate Professor at the Department of Political and Administrative Studies at Chancellor College, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Malawi. He also serves as Deputy Director for the Centre of Social Research, the research arm of the Fa

Trillions gained and lost – The Wealth of Nations revisited

16 April 2014. By Kunal Sen. Why are there such significant and persistent differences in living standards across countries? This is one of the most important and challenging areas of development policy.  For individual countries in the developing world, extreme fluctuations in growth

The Politics of Core Public Sector Reform: Leadership, Social Accountability and Policy Adaptation

Objective This project analyses whether ‘new’ approaches to public sector reform (PSR) centred on leadership, social accountability or policy adaptation are more likely to bypass some of the recurrent shortcomings of conventional ‘Weberian approaches’, which ar