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The threat of student movements in Bangladesh: Injustice, infiltrators and regime change

Working paper 125 Download pdf David Jackman For decades, large-scale political mobilisation in Bangladesh has been monopolised by deep-rooted and

Varieties of state-building in Africa: Elites, ideas and the politics of public sector reform

Working paper 89 Download pdf Pablo Yanguas Why do some states in Africa seem to be stuck in a spiral

The politics of core public sector reform in Uganda: Behind the façade

Working paper 85 Download pdf Badru Bukenya and William Muhumuza The Ugandan state presents an interesting puzzle for the advocates of

Tim Williams' education in Rwanda research published in World Development

Congratulations to ESID researcher Tim Williams, whose paper, 'The political economy of primary education: Lessons from Rwanda', has been published

World Bank: Strengthening governance top-of-mind for opinion leaders

In a recent blog for the World Bank Jing Guo, a member of the group's Public Opinion Research Group, outlines the

Building effective states beyond competitive democracy in Ghana

 By Dr Daniel Appiah and Dr Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai 18 April 2017   It is widely accepted that the creation of

FINDINGS: How Uganda's political settlement is impeding PSRs

The Ugandan state presents an interesting puzzle for advocates of public sector reforms (PSRs). Though it has been subjected to

Competitive clientelism and the politics of core public sector reform in Ghana

Working paper 82 Download pdf Daniel Appiah and Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai Although Ghana has implemented several donor-sponsored public sector reforms (PSRs)

Inclusion as political mobilisation: The political economy of quality education initiatives in Uganda

Working paper 65 Download pdf Anne Mette Kjær and Nansozi K. Muwanga Uganda has been successful in broadening access to

APSA2016: Building bridges between ESID and PoliSci

  Pablo Yanguas 19 August 2016     In two weeks I will be storming Philly’s city centre as part

Our panel at the DSA Conference – The Politics of Public Sector Transformations

  Pablo Yanguas 16 August 2016     DSA 2016 is upon us, and if you are around Oxford on

Public sector reform in Rwanda is driven by a legitimation strategy

By Dr Benjamin Chemouni 13 May 2016 Benjamin is the country researcher for Rwanda in ESID’s project on comparative public

LISTEN: A podcast of our findings on public sector reform in Ghana

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The challenge of public sector reform in Ghana

By Pablo Yanguas 5 April 2016 Will legal reform be enough? How can regular people be involved in debates about effectiveness?

Will new governance approaches fix the public sector reform agenda?

14 March 2016 [Blog post excerpted from Yanguas & Bukenya (2016), 'New' approaches confront 'old' challengers in African public sector

'New' approaches confront 'old' challenges in African public sector reform

11 January 2016 By Pablo Yanguas. After a bit of a delay, my article with Badru Bukenya on new approaches

Spotlight on an ESID researcher: Daniel Appiah

7 December 2015 What is your background and how did you become involved in ESID? I did a degree in

Samuel Finer: A legacy of humanist political science

30 October 2015 By Pablo Yanguas. Serendipity is an often-neglected feature of academic life. Having moved to Manchester in order

1st Samuel Finer "Development of Government" conference

12 October 2015 By Pablo Yanguas. On 3 November,  ESID will co-host the first Samuel Finer "Development of Government" conference

New book: Making the State Work

4 August 2015 Professor David Hulme, ESID's CEO, introduces this new edition of Governance, Management and Development: Making the State

The challenges of managing development differently

8 April 2015 By Pablo Yanguas. On April 2nd ODI hosted a group of aid practitioners and public sector researchers

Social accountability or social transformation? Working ‘with’ and ‘against’ the grain

06 March 2015 By Sophie King Social accountability has become an important ‘buzzword’ among development actors seeking to understand the