Effective States and Inclusive Development

Globalised growth in largely agrarian contexts: the urban–rural divide

Working paper 101 Download pdf Anirudh Krishna The gulf in living standards is widening between cities and rural areas of developing countries that have large rural populations. Legacy as well as emergent factors contribute to this trend. An old urban bias from colonial and post-indep

WATCH – Abdul Gafaru Abdulai and Badru Bukenya’s reflections on the DSA Conference

2 July 2018 ESID researchers Abdul Gafaru Abdulai and Badru Bukenya presented a fascinating paper on the political economy of spatial inequalities in Ghana and Uganda at this year’s DSA Conference. Here they share their DSA highlights:

DSA Conference Panel – Studying spatial inequalities through critical political junctures

25 June 2018 Vasudha Chhotray and Anindita Adhikari This week we are excited to bring together a panel of new empirical work on subnational spatial inequalities for the Development Studies Association Conference in Manchester. The uneven nature of development outcomes and the persiste

The Development Studies Association Conference, Manchester – 27 – 29 June 2018

18 June 2018 A number of ESID academics are convening panels and giving papers at this year’s Development Studies Association Conference at the Renold Building, University of Manchester. This year’s theme will be Global Inequalities and will challenge the traditional geographies

WATCH: Sarah Nandudu on the factors behind TSUPU’s success

Sarah Nandudu, Vice President at National Slum Dwellers Federation, Uganda, identifies key factors behind the success of ESID’s Transforming Settlements of the Urban Poor in Uganda (TSUPU) programme. The presentation took place at our research reflections workshop at the Ministr

Has Chhattisgarh done better than Jharkhand in promoting inclusive development? A political settlements analysis of two newly created mineral rich Indian states

Briefing No. 18 This briefing presents research on the two newly created Indian states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, which have both have pursued mining activities as part of a broader emphasis on modernisation based on mega industries and development. While mining is important for e

Researcher spotlight: William Muhumuza

8 May 2015. Role Professor William Muhumuza is a researcher for ESID working on the politics of regional inequality in sub-Saharan Africa research project, focusing on Uganda. He teaches in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Makerere University, Uganda, w

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

Professor William Muhumuza

Role William Muhumuza is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences at Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda). Research With ESID, Professor Muhumuza is working on the Politics of regional inequality in sub-Saharan Africa research project, focussing on Uganda. His research

The politics of regional inequality in sub-Saharan Africa: Insights from Ghana and Uganda

Objectives This project aims to deepen our understanding of the structural underpinnings of spatial inequality from a comparative perspective. It adopts a political settlements approach to investigate the role of politics and power relations in shaping policy reforms and public invest