Effective States and Inclusive Development

Ghana’s political settlement undermines prospects for economic transformation

13 August 2014. By Kojo Pumpuni Asante, Franklin Oduro & Awal Mohammed. On 1st August 2014, the Government of Ghana (GoG) announced that it would approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for assistance to help stabilise the economy. For watchers of Ghana, this decision is lo

Dr E. Kojo Pumpuni Asante

Role Kojo recently obtained a PhD from the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester, and is a researcher with ESID. He is also a Senior Research Officer at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana). Research Kojo’s research focus is the politics

Dr Badru Bukenya

Role Badru Bukenya is a lecturer at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration. He is also a Research Associate at ESID, the University of Manchester. Research Badru’s research interests include civil society; the politics of

Angelo Izama

Role Angelo is an independent researcher involved in research on Uganda’s oil sector. Research Research interests include extractives, governance and minorities; extractives and regional security; political settlements and oil. ESID publications Angelo is currently providing research

Dr Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai

Role Abdul-Gafaru is a lecturer at the Department of Public Administration, University of Ghana Business School. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. Within ESID he has produced a conceptual and methodological framework for comparative research into

Dr Marja Hinfelaar

Role Marja Hinfelaar is the Director of Research and Programs at the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR) and lead researcher for ESID’s politics of natural resources project in Zambia. Research Marja is a historian and political analyst, having published

Professor Giles Mohan

Role Giles Mohan is Professor of International Development at the Open University and a co-investigator on the project Oil, governance and inclusive development in Ghana and Uganda. His main role in this project is the Ghana study and investigating the comparative links between Ghana/

How should Uganda grow?

14 March 2014. ESID’s new working paper answers the question “How should Uganda grow?” Authors Ricardo Hausmann, Brad Cunningham, John Matovu, Rosie Osire and Kelly Wyett use product-space analysis that, in light of the country’s structural trends and productiv

Have newly created Indian states promoted inclusive development? A comparison of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh

Objectives This project aims to bridge a gap in the understanding of differing development performance of newly created states, through a political analysis of developmental trajectories in two such states in India. The research will use the political settlements approach to character

The politics of natural resources and inclusive development

Objective This project tracks the historical experience of countries with long-established histories of natural resource extraction in both Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Cases Four countries are included in the study, two in Africa and two in Latin America. Ghana, Zambia, Peru