Jim Brumby, World Bank 26 July 2016 New ESID research asks how political institutions affect tax capacity in developing economies. In this complimentary World Bank Blog first published here, Jim Brumby highlights the view that successful tax reform in developing countries depen
25 July 2016 Our Research Director Professor Sam Hickey delivered this seminar to The Development Policy Centre at Australia National University on ESID’s research. Which forms of politics matter most, how can these be conceptualised and what kinds of policy implications flow fr
5 July 2016 Tim Kelsall This post first appeared on Fragile States This article aims to give some advice to development practitioners, especially those working in-country, on how to use Political Settlements Analysis (PSA) as a diagnostic tool for country programming. This advi
24 June 2016 Tell us a bit about your background I grew up in Manchester, went to university in Oxford and London, and now work for the Overseas Development Institute in London. Before that I had jobs at Oxford and Newcastle universities, and I also worked as a freelance consultant.
19th April 2016 The Global Development Institute are taking a lead role in convening seven panels at the annual Development Studies Association conference, including panels convened by ESID’s Pablo Yanguas, Kunal Sen and Sam Hickey. This exciting conference
29 February 2016 Chris Lyon The secret has been out the bag for a while now. Time was when the very mention of the words ‘inequality’, ‘distribution’, ‘power’, or, God forbid, ‘state’ in polite development conversation would see canapés dropped in shock and waiters scurrying to fetch
4 August 2015 Professor David Hulme, ESID’s CEO, introduces this new edition of Governance, Management and Development: Making the State Work. He outlines how the debates have changed and sums up the four key themes of the book. The last 25 years have seen the most rapid economi
10 June 2015 Research findings from ESID’s project on donor use of political analysis have now been published in the peer-reviewed journal World Development. The entire article can be read and downloaded for free until 29 July on the journal’s site.
9 June 2015 By David Hulme, Debora Malito, Antonio Savoia and Gaby Umbach. Most scholars and policy-makers agree that the design of rules and regulations, the effectiveness of policies and the competence of public bodies play a crucial role in the functioning of states and economies.
Objective Given the immediate relevance for both the academic and the policy debate of the Post-2015 and Post-2030 development agendas, the project takes the state of governance and state capacity measurement as its starting point. A collaboration with the European University Institut