Effective States and Inclusive Development

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

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

Dr Marja Hinfelaar

Role Marja Hinfelaar is the Director of Research and Programs at the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR) and lead researcher for ESID’s politics of natural resources project in Zambia. Research Marja is a historian and political analyst, having published

The politics of natural resources and inclusive development

Objective This project tracks the historical experience of countries with long-established histories of natural resource extraction in both Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Cases Four countries are included in the study, two in Africa and two in Latin America. Ghana, Zambia, Peru