Effective States and Inclusive Development

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 often violent political parties. Over the past decade, however, the opposition has been suppressed, leaving them unable to wage the strike

Doing business in a deals world: The doubly false premise of rules reform

Working paper 123 Download pdf Sabyasachi Kar,  Lant Pritchett,  Spandan Roy  and Kunal Sen The World Bank’s Doing Business reports have evoked an intense policy debate about whether countries should simplify regulatory rules, in order to stimulate investment and growth, or make them

Governance as a Global Development Goal?

25 March 2014. There is increasing recognition that governance matters, to the point of considering it a desirable global development goal in its own right. In the latest ESID working paper – Governance as a Global Development Goal? – David Hulme, Antonio Savoia and Kunal

The politics of rule of law systems in developmental states: ‘political settlements’ as a basis for promoting effective justice institutions for marginalized groups

Working paper 8 Download pdf Deval Desai and Michael Woolcock Abstract The rule of law (ROL), although an “essentially contested concept”, can be understood pragmatically as a system that informs people of what to expect from others through durable and enforceable rules applying equal