Effective States and Inclusive Development

The provision of basic education in South Africa: Institutional and political challenges

Objectives Describe the de facto patterns of the governance of the teaching resource (with specific attention to their differences from the de jure formal rules); Explain why these de facto patterns take the form they do (with a focus on the interactions between institutions and polit

Oil, governance and inclusive development in Ghana and Uganda

Objective This study examines the implications of the recent oil finds in Ghana and Uganda. Cases Ghana and Uganda have been selected as they present very strong grounds for comparison, both in terms of the political settlements and institutions involved, and also the level and nature

Gender and the political settlement

Objective This research project aims to investigate the relationship between women’s [political] inclusion and their ability to deliver gender-inclusive development, shaped by the character and dynamics of political settlement as well as ideas and discourses on women’s political entit

The political economy of growth in Cambodia

Objective The political economy determinants of economic growth in Cambodia are studied using a political settlements approach, buttressed by conceptual innovations surrounding the study of growth phases, bureaucratic capacity, and the character of the climate for investment. Cases Ca

The political settlement and social provisioning in Cambodia

Objective In this project, political settlements and social provisioning in Cambodia are explored using the health service as the unit of analysis. Cases Cambodia is an interesting case for ESID’s work on political settlements, apparently occupying an intermediate position between oth

The politics of natural resources and inclusive development

Objective This project tracks the historical experience of countries with long-established histories of natural resource extraction in both Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Cases Four countries are included in the study, two in Africa and two in Latin America. Ghana, Zambia, Peru

Professor Sam Hickey

Role Sam Hickey is Professor of Politics and Development at the University of Manchester, and Joint Director of Research at the ESID research centre. He is also Research Director at the Global Development Institute, where ESID is based. Research Sam’s research interests include the li

Education in competitive clientelist contexts: Bangladesh and Ghana

Objective This project explores the politics of securing higher levels of capacity and commitment to delivering improved quality schooling. Cases Bangladesh and Ghana represent forms of ‘competitive clientelism’ with otherwise different contextual settings, offering the opportunity to

A dynamic mapping of the political settlement in Ghana

Working paper No. 28 Download pdf Franklin Oduro, Mohammed Awal and Maxwell Agyei Ashon Abstract Ghana displays a number of features of democratic institutionalisation and is considered a success story of democratic transformation in Africa. This paper examines the quality of Ghana’s

Politics, political settlements and social change in post-colonial Rwanda

Working paper 24 Download pdf Frederick Golooba-Mutebi Abstract Until 1994 Rwanda’s post-colonial history was marked by episodes of political violence, attempted wars, and wars of different durations. Feeding the violence was the absence of an elite consensus about how best to take Rw