Effective States and Inclusive Development

Dr Subhasish Dey

Role Subhasish is working with ESID as a Research Associate on the MGNREGA project in India. He completed his PhD at the Economics Department of the University of Manchester in January 2016. By training he is an empirical development economist. Research Subhasish’s primary resea

Class politics and social protection: the implementation of India’s MGNREGA

Working Paper 46 Download pdf Indrajit Roy Abstract In this paper, I direct attention to the role of class politics in shaping the outcomes of social protection interventions. I highlight the ways in which class politics is constituted by the interaction of class relations and the bal

Researching the political economy of social protection in Africa

30 March 2015 By Tom Lavers When and why do states take a direct interest in the welfare of their populations? What types of state introduce social policies and which ones are capable of delivering on these commitments? Research on the politics of social policy in Europe, the US, Lati

Investigating the political economy of social protection expansion in Africa: At the intersection of transnational ideas and domestic politics

Working paper 47 Download pdf Tom Lavers and Sam Hickey Abstract The growing literature on social protection in Africa has tended to focus on conceptual debates, policy design issues and impact evaluations. To date, there has been relatively little systematic analysis of the ways in w

How commitment and class relations shape MGNREGA implementation in India

Briefing No. 11 Employment outcomes for MGNREGA vary significantly across states, despite similar implementation mechanisms. Research indicates that MGNREGA implementation relies on the supply of work provided, rather than the demand for it. ‘Political commitment’ to policy implementa

Dr Anna McCord

Role Anna McCord is a sociologist with a PhD in economics and over 25 years experience working in international development. She is working on ESID’s research into the political economy of social protection expansion in Africa, in Kenya. Research Anna is a research economist and socio

Kate Pruce

Role Kate is a PhD candidate at the Global Development Institute (GDI), the University of Manchester, and a researcher with ESID. Research Kate’s work investigates the politics of social protection, with a particular focus on the role of ideas in determining political commitment

Dr Tom Lavers

Role Tom is a Lecturer in Politics and Development at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester and lead researcher for the ESID project, ‘The political economy of social protection expansion in Africa’. Research Tom’s research interests concern the changing nature of

Professor Fredrick Wanyama

Role Fredrick Wanyama is Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs at Kisii University, Kenya. He is also a Researcher on ESID’s project, The political economy of social protection expansion in Africa. Research Professor Wanyama’s research interests include the politics of

Understanding the politics of inequality

23 February 2015 By Sam Hickey, Sophie King and Sarah Hunt History has much to tell us about the politics of inequality, but the moral of the story depends upon the lens through which we choose to interpret its lessons. The recent DLP conference on this theme raised many of the questi