Effective States and Inclusive Development

Will South Asia achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030? Learning from the MDGs experience

Working paper 126 Download pdf M. Niaz Asadullah, Antonio Savoia and Kunal Sen This paper contributes to the debate on the Sustainable Development Goals progress by evaluating the MDGs’ achievements in South Asia and the policy and institutional challenges deriving from such experienc

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

PODCAST – Professor Victoria Lawson lecture on re-politicising poverty

7 November 2018 Head of the Relational Poverty Network and Professor of Geography at The University of Washington, Seattle, Prof Lawson speaks about the urgent need to re-imagine and re-politicise poverty. Listen to her inspiring lecture here.

Summary of the ESID Annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture – How did the West get China wrong?

  Professor Yuen Yuen Ang 31 October 2018     For decades, Western observers expected that as China’s economy liberalises and prospers, it would eventually and inescapably become a democracy. Yet, by 2018, such hopes were all but dashed, particularly when Chinese Presid

Poverty and social injustice: why are people advocating a ‘relational’ approach? (and what does that mean anyway?)

18 October 2018 Chris Lyon The Effective States and Inclusive Development workshop: “Rethinking social justice and the public realm: what can relational approaches offer?” is at the University of Manchester on Thu-Fri 1st-2nd November 2018. The public plenary lecture will be given by

Workshop: Rethinking social justice and the public realm: what can relational approaches offer?

Rethinking social justice and the public realm: what can relational approaches offer? On Thu 1st and Fri 2nd November ESID will host a workshop on Rethinking social justice and the public realm: what can relational approaches offer? This will bring together an international group of s

EVENT – Re-politicising poverty – a lecture on relational approaches

11 October 2018 On 1st and 2nd November we’re hosting a two-day workshop on rethinking social justice and the public realm. What can relational approaches offer? A highlight of the two days will be a lecture by Professor Victoria Lawson, Professor of Geography at The University

Effective states reduce poverty faster

  10th October 2018 Antonio Savoia and M. Niaz Asadullah     Can poverty be eradicated is the biggest question for development. Progress in poverty reduction was a central success with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): estimates suggest that as many as one billion peo

Understanding the contribution of the BSUP (JNNURM) to inclusive cities in India

Working paper 97 Download pdf Sundar Burra, Diana Mitlin and Gayatri Menon with Indu Agarwal, Preeti Banarse, Sharmila Gimonkar, Maria Lobo, Sheela Patel, Vinodkumar Rao and Monali Waghmare The Basic Services for the Urban Poor (BSUP) sub-Mission of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban

Poverty reduction during 1990-2013: Did Millennium Development Goals adoption and state capacity matter?

Working paper 93 Download pdf M. Niaz Asadullah and Antonio Savoia While poverty reduction remains central in the Post-2015 Agenda, its determinants remain debated in the literature, especially the role of structural conditions related to governance. This paper provides an assessment