Effective States and Inclusive Development

Peter Kasaija

Role Peter Kasaija is a Research Associate on ESID’s research on urban pro-poor programming in Uganda, with Diana Mitlin and Sophie King. The research project is a partnership between ESID and the National Slum Dwellers Federation and its support NGO, ACTogether. Research His main res

Urban poverty in Uganda

Title What shapes state vision, commitment and capacity to reduce urban poverty in Ugandan towns and cities? A comparative study of Kampala and two secondary towns, with a particular focus on the Transforming Settlements of the Urban Poor (TSUPU) programme. Objectives To examine the o

Dr Sophie King

Role Sophie King is Research Fellow at the Realising Just Cities programme at the University of Sheffield’s Urban Institute. Along with Diana Mitlin and Peter Kasaija, she has co-produced research for ESID into urban poverty reduction programming in Uganda in partnership with the Nati

Optimistic rebels vs. the anti-politics machine

29 February 2016 Chris Lyon The secret has been out the bag for a while now. Time was when the very mention of the words ‘inequality’, ‘distribution’, ‘power’, or, God forbid, ‘state’ in polite development conversation would see canapés dropped in shock and waiters scurrying to fetch

Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst

  17 February 2016   Our Ugandan researcher and journalist, Angelo Izama, on the tensions leading up to the elections in Uganda   The streets of the capital city, Kampala, have emptied. At the offices of an independent news magazine, the managers are pondering. A day be

Why is domestic violence legislation falling short in Uganda?

25 November 2015  By Josephine Ahikire and Amon Mwiine In the current discourse on women and policymaking,  there seems to be waning optimism, especially around an apparent paradox:  on the one hand, women have made inroads into important political and policymaking spaces, whereas on

The politics of promoting gender equity in contemporary Uganda: Cases of the Domestic Violence Law and the policy on Universal Primary Education

Working paper 55 Download pdf Josephine Ahikire and Amon A. Mwiine Abstract The paper looks at the ways in which power and politics shape the realisation of women’s rights and gender equity in Ugandan state policy adoption and implementation. The key question explored is around the na

The politics of governing oil effectively: A comparative study of two new oil-rich states in Africa

Working paper 54 Download pdf Sam Hickey, Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, Angelo Izama and Giles Mohan Abstract The challenges facing developing countries with new-found natural resource wealth are generally understood in terms of whether they have the institutions of ‘good governance’ required

The political challenge of turning transnational social protection goals into effective national policy coalitions

30 September 2015 Earlier this month at the Development Studies Association meeting, ESID researchers working on our social protection project presented preliminary evidence from Zambia, Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. With the diffusion of social protection policies across Africa driven la

How the centralised politics of education improve access but neglect quality

8 September 2015 Researchers working on ESID’s education project presented their comparative findings at the Development Studies Association meeting taking place in Bath this week. Using primary research from Bangladesh, Rwanda, Ghana and Uganda, the team found that access to ed