James Robinson, author of Why Nations Fail, argues that politics of development research needs to move from the macro to the micro, focusing on the subnational level and how this links to the national:
Working paper 66 Download pdf Anthony Bebbington, Elisa Arond and Juan Luis Dammert The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) originated in the international domain but can only operate if adopted at a national scale. How EITI unfolds in a particular country is thus a c
Brian Levy 21 September 2016 This post first appeared on Brian’s blog Working with the Grain. The 2017 WDR (temporarily made available last week in draft form as an ‘almost-final’ public preview) is a landmark document for the development community. Historically, the point of de
By Pablo Yanguas 6 September 2016 On September 1st I was lucky to participate in a panel summarising ESID‘s core findings at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA). After a year working on synthesising key messages from all our projects, we decid
Vasudha Chhotray 9 September 2016 Leading academics and policy experts recently met at the Centre for Policy Research in India to discuss the findings of our latest research on new Indian states. Here, lead researcher Dr Vasudha Chhotray outlines the key findings.
Working paper 64 Download pdf Timothy P. Williams When it comes to the delivery of services to the poor, politics matter. This paper applies a political settlements framework to approach the study of primary education quality in Rwanda. In recent years, the government of Rwanda has re
Anna Webster 8 August 2016 Leading academics and policy experts, including India’s top public intellectual, Dr Pratap Bhanu Mehta, are meeting in India this week to discuss the findings of our two-year project on newly created Indian states. Conducted in par