Effective States and Inclusive Development

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

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

What does ESID’s new gendered political settlements framework offer feminist analysis?

7 November 2014 By Sophie King. Political settlements analysis has been largely gender blind and, as Professor Sylvia Tamale noted at a recent Gender and Political Settlements workshop in Kampala, can read like Ancient Greek to even the most experienced feminist scholars. So what does

Dr Josephine Ahikire

Role Dr Josephine Ahikire is an Associate Professor in the School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University and Executive Chair of the Centre for Basic Research (CBR) in Kampala. Research Josephine is leading ESID’s research project in Uganda on Gender and the Political Settlem

Amon Ashaba Mwiine

Role Amon Ashaba Mwiine is an Assistant Lecturer at Makerere University (Uganda). Research Amon is a researcher on ESID’s Gender and the political settlement project in Uganda. He is also engaged in doctoral research examining the role of men in parliament, which interrogates the legi

Dr Badru Bukenya

Role Badru Bukenya is a lecturer at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration. He is also a Research Associate at ESID, the University of Manchester. Research Badru’s research interests include civil society; the politics of

Angelo Izama

Role Angelo is an independent researcher involved in research on Uganda’s oil sector. Research Research interests include extractives, governance and minorities; extractives and regional security; political settlements and oil. ESID publications Angelo is currently providing research

Can aid bureaucracies think politically? The administrative challenges of political economy analysis in DFID and the World Bank

Working paper 33 Download pdf Pablo Yanguas and David Hulme Abstract Although politics has become central to international development assistance, the use of political economy analysis (PEA) as a means for greater aid effectiveness remains an aspiring epistemic agenda. Even though vir

How should Uganda grow?

14 March 2014. ESID’s new working paper answers the question “How should Uganda grow?” Authors Ricardo Hausmann, Brad Cunningham, John Matovu, Rosie Osire and Kelly Wyett use product-space analysis that, in light of the country’s structural trends and productiv

The politics of core public sector reform: Leadership, social accountability and policy adaptation

Objective This project analyses whether ‘new’ approaches to public sector reform (PSR) centred on leadership, social accountability or policy adaptation are more likely to bypass some of the recurrent shortcomings of conventional ‘Weberian approaches’, which ar