Effective States and Inclusive Development

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 expertise to finding the most relevant and rigorous questions, then making them accessible to development practitioners for use in th

The challenges of managing development differently

8 April 2015 By Pablo Yanguas. On April 2nd ODI hosted a group of aid practitioners and public sector researchers gathered for the purpose of discussing whether the “Doing Development Differently” (DDD) agenda can in fact be managed by development organisations. It seemed

Political aid thinking, fast and slow

17 March 2015 By Pablo Yanguas. These days I am reading psychologist Daniel Kahneman‘s book Thinking, Fast and Slow (2012), in which he outlines two aspects of our brains which determine how we process information, associate ideas and solve problems. Kahneman speaks of two syste

Dr Anna McCord

Role Anna McCord is a sociologist with a PhD in economics and over 25 years experience working in international development. She is working on ESID’s research into the political economy of social protection expansion in Africa, in Kenya. Research Anna is a research economist and socio

Dr Sarah Hunt

Role Sarah Hunt is a Lecturer in International Development at the Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester. She is currently carrying out research supported by ESID into the impact of the rise of the new Left in Latin America on political dynamics in C

Professor Brian Levy

Role Brian Levy is the Academic Director of the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice at the University of Cape Town (SA), and Professor of the Practice of International Development at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University (US). Brian lead

What comes after all the shouting about politics and aid?

3 February 2015 By Pablo Yanguas. Last week DFID’s research team hosted representatives from four research programme consortia on development, including ESID, for a debate and set of presentations on what we have found so far and what – if anything – DFID can do abou

The political economy of economic growth in India, 1993-2013

Download pdf Kunal Sen, Sabyasachi Kar and Jagadish Prasad Sahu Abstract We examine the political economy causes of India’s growth acceleration in the early 1990s, the periods of high growth in the 1990s and early 2000s, and the subsequent slowdown since 2011, drawing from the ESID co

Researching the political economy determinants of economic growth: A new conceptual and methodological approach

Briefing No. 10 Research Framing Paper No. 4 Understanding significant differences in growth trajectories and living standards across countries is a critical endeavour for development research. Massive changes in economic growth are common in developing countries, with most having exp

Working with the grain: Brian Levy’s visit to Manchester

21 November 2014 ESID and Brooks World Poverty Institute are hosting Brian Levy, professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS and the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Development, for a public lecture and a PhD masterclass (see details below). Brian exemplifies the archetype of t