Effective States and Inclusive Development

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

Political settlement and the politics of legitimation in countries undergoing democratisation: Insights from Tanzania

Working paper 124 Download pdf Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen and Thabit Jacob In recent decades, reforms have been introduced in developing countries to promote economic transformation, democracy and the rule of law. However, structural factors have often undermined their implementation. 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

The politics of bureaucratic ‘pockets of effectiveness’: Insights from Ghana’s Ministry of Finance

Working paper 119 Download pdf Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai and Giles Mohan   Ghana’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) has been identified as a ‘pocket of effectiveness’, both in relation to other state agencies and in terms of delivering on its mandate. However, this effectiveness has not been

Political settlements and the delivery of maternal health services in rural Uganda

Working paper 113 Download pdf Badru Bukenya and Frederick Golooba-Mutebi Technical questions, such as systems development and management; governance, the role of service users in financing and decision-making and resource availability, have long dominated research on healthcare provi

Social protection in an electorally competitive environment (2): The politics of health insurance in Tanzania

Working paper 110 Download pdf Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen and Thabit Jacob This paper analyses the introduction and expansion of health insurance schemes in Tanzania. Health insurances were introduced around year 2000 as part of a more general health reform process aimed at improving ac

Social protection in an electorally competitive environment (1): The politics of Productive Social Safety Nets (PSSN) in Tanzania

Working paper 109 Download pdf Thabit Jacob and Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen Social protection has become a more important part of social service delivery in Tanzania over the last couple of decades. This paper analyses the politics behind the making and implementation of the Productive S

The political economy of maternal healthcare in Ghana

Working paper 107 Download pdf Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai Despite substantial improvements in access to health services in Ghana during the last two decades, there has been limited progress in improving maternal health, and the country as a whole was unable to meet the Millennium Developmen

Delivering maternal health services in Rwanda: The role of politics

Working paper 106 Download pdf Frederick Golooba-Mutebi with Yvonne Habiyonizeye Studies examining the impact of different kinds of organisational and institutional reform on service delivery in the health sector in developing countries highlight and explain advances, strengths, weakn