Effective States and Inclusive Development

Governing Extractive Industries book launches at Oxfam America

17 April 2019 Professor Anthony Bebbington Having somebody else explain to you what your book is about is both a luxury and a pleasure. When they do so in public, it is also daunting: will they understand it the same way that you do? Did you do a good enough job trying to present your

WATCH: Leading ESID experts present main findings in Cape Town

16 April 2019 Leading experts Tim Kelsall, Sam Hickey and Brian Levy recently presented ESID’s main findings at The Mandela School of Public Governance in Cape Town: ‘How politics, development and state effectiveness interact – main findings of a global research partnershi

EVENT – Discussion on ESID’s findings at University of Cape Town

If you are able to be in Cape Town this Thursday, don’t miss the opportunity to join our leading researchers, Prof Sam Hickey, Dr Tim Kelsall and Prof Brian Levy, for a presentation and discussion on: ‘How politics, development and state effectiveness interact – main findi

Rethinking elite commitment to social protection in Ghana: Insights from an adapted political settlements approach

Working paper 112 Download pdf Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai This paper explores the political economy drivers of Ghana’s flagship cash transfer programme, Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP). In contrast to existing accounts of the LEAP as a domestically driven cash transfer scheme,

The politics of upgrading in global value chains: The case of Rwanda’s coffee sector

Working paper 108 Download pdf Pritish Behuria Two parallel tracks of research on economic transformation in developing countries have operated at a distance from each other over the last two decades. A global track – global value chains/global production networks (GVC/GPNs) – has foc

The politics of local content legislation in Ghana

Working paper 104 Download pdf Ishmael Ayanoore The resurgence in local content reforms in most oil-rich Africa countries is broadly understood within the elite-political projects of creating opportunities for domestic capitalists to accumulate rents. New insights from an extended pol

An excerpt from Governing Extractive Industries – Resource Extraction and Inclusive Development

22 August 2018   This exciting new book is drawn from ESID research on natural resource governance  that began in 2012. The book’s chapters cover: resource extraction and inclusive development, before looking at specific examples in Peru, Bolivia, Zambia and Ghana. Politica

New open access article in Development and Change – The decline of gangsters and the politicisation of violence in urban Bangladesh

4 July 2018 Dr David Jackman’s innovative research on the organisation of violence in Bangladesh has been published in Development and Change. Dr Jackman conducted his ethnographic research from a large marketplace in the centre of Dhaka, pictured below, examining the rise and f

Decentralisation and teacher accountability: How the political settlement shapes governance in the education sector at sub-national levels in Ghana

Working paper 102 Download pdf Edward Ampratwum, Mohammed Awal and Franklin Oduro Despite a series of reforms designed to improve the education system in Ghana, the quality of education remains low. This paper uses a political settlements analysis to explore why this is the case. Focu

Not an ordinary speech: A reflection on the first speech of the new Prime Minster of Ethiopia

  23 April 2018 Amdissa Teshome An independent consultant and social science researcher, Amdissa Teshome reports from Addis Ababa with a fascinating insight into the inaugural speech of Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister.   Background to the speech For the past four years i