Effective States and Inclusive Development

The politics of building effective water utilities in the Global South: A case of NWSC Uganda

Working paper 152 Download pdf Badru Bukenya Although most public water utilities in developing countries perform poorly, some have achieved remarkable turnarounds and now deliver effectively on their mandate. Current analyses of such turnarounds focus on institutional- and organisati

The politics of building effective water utilities in the Global South: A case of NWSC Uganda Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper 10 Download pdf Although most public water utilities in developing countries perform poorly, some have achieved remarkable turnarounds and now deliver e

The political economy of central bank effectiveness: The case of National Bank of Rwanda Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper 9 Download pdf Pritish Behuria In a survey conducted in Rwanda by the Pockets of Effectiveness project, the Central Bank was listed as among the top-performi

The political economy of central bank effectiveness: The case of National Bank of Rwanda

Working paper 151 Download pdf Pritish Behuria In a survey conducted in Rwanda by the Pockets of Effectiveness project, the Central Bank was listed as among the top-performing government organisations in the country. This paper examines the political determinants of the portrayal of t

The Kenyan National Treasury: A ‘pocket of effectiveness’ curtailed

Working paper 150 Download pdf Matthew Tyce This paper examines the factors that have shaped the ability of Kenya’s National Treasury (Ministry of Finance) to deliver on its mandate since the early 1990s. It identifies a key role for Kenya’s competitive and fragmented political settle

The Kenyan National Treasury: A ‘pocket of effectiveness’ curtailed Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper 8 Download pdf Matthew Tyce This paper examines the factors that have shaped the ability of Kenya’s National Treasury (Ministry of Finance) to deliver on its mandate since the ea

Competition, fragmentation and ‘resource factionalism’: The politics of governing oil and gas in Kenya

Working paper 140 Download pdf Matthew Tyce This paper explores how Kenya’s political settlement has shaped the governance of its emerging oil sector. Specifically, it examines three aspects of oil governance: (1) institutional arrangements within the sector; (2) the extent to which b

Political economy of policy and implementation in the Bangladesh health sector: Implications for reducing maternal mortality

Working paper 133 Download pdf Simeen Mahmud (with contributions from Nuzhat Sharmeen and Moogdho Mahzab) This paper discusses the politics of maternal health in Bangladesh. It seeks to relate the paradoxical combination of weak governance and strong progress towards maternal mortalit

EVENT – Comparative workshop in Zambia: Pockets of Effectiveness

8 July 2019 Our researchers are in Zambia this week for workshops on pockets of effectiveness A major challenge for achieving poverty reduction is that the capacity of states to deliver development is in short supply. Nonetheless, recent research has identified that certain parts of t

The rise of the economic technocracy in Rwanda: A case of a bureaucratic pocket of effectiveness or state-building prioritisation?

Working paper 120 Download pdf Benjamin Chemouni The Rwandan Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN) is recognised as the most effective organisation in the Rwandan state. The objective of the paper is to understand the organisational and political factors influencing MI