Effective States and Inclusive Development

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

The political economy of social protection expansion in Africa

Objectives This research analyses the political economy of social protection policy formulation and implementation in sub-Saharan Africa, with a view to explaining variation in national experiences. Cases Five countries have been selected for in-depth analysis, comprising three countr

Social Protection: The August 2014 issue of SANEM Thinking Aloud

4 August 2014. By Selim Raihan. ESID partner SANEM (South Asian Network on Economic Modeling) has just published the August, 2014 issue of its new monthly digest, Thinking Aloud, edited by SANEM’s Executive Director, Selim Raihan. This issue focuses on social protection.

Supply or demand? How politics influences the implementation of the MGNREGA in Rajasthan

Briefing No. 6 The recent performance of MGNREGA has been a matter of debate. Rajasthan, especially, performed impressively in the initial years of its National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), but experienced a sharp decline (even relative to other states) in outcomesfrom 2

‘They don’t want to work’ versus ‘They don’t want to provide work’: Seeking explanations for the decline of MGNREGA in Rajasthan’

16 July 2014. ESID‘s latest working paper explores the reasons behind the sharp decline in MGNREGA implementation in the Indian state of Rajasthan since 2010. This paper was produced as part of ESID’s research on the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act,

‘They don’t want to work’ versus ‘They don’t want to provide work’: Seeking explanations for the decline of MGNREGA in Rajasthan

Working paper 31 Download pdf Deepta Chopra This paper presents a political economy explanation for the dramatic decline of MGNREGA in Rajasthan. Originally one of the highest performing states, Rajasthan has seen a sharp decline from around 2010 onwards in the uptake of MGNREGA. The