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WEBINAR – The Politics of Building State Capacity in Africa: What Role for ‘Pockets of Effectiveness’?

Dr Marja Hinfelaar, SAIPAR Associate Professor Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, University of Ghana Dr Badru Bukenya, Makerere University Chair: Professor Sam Hickey,

Why should I care about economic growth?
Why should I care about economic growth?

Director of UNU-WIDER, Professor Kunal Sen is a world leading expert in development economics and led on ESID's research into

Alesha Porisky

Role Alesha is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, an incoming professor

WEBINAR – The Politics of Addressing Africa’s Urban Challenge

Dr Eyob Gebremariam, London School of Economics Dr Tom Goodfellow, University of Sheffield Professor Diana Mitlin, Global Development Institute Chair:

WEBINAR – The Politics of Managing Covid-19 in China and India: a Comparison
WEBINAR – The Politics of Managing Covid-19 in China and India: a Comparison

Prerna Singh, Mahatma Gandhi Associate Professor of Political Science & International Studies at Brown University, USA Professor Yanzhong Huang, Director,

WEBINAR – The Politics of Learning Reforms: How can Governments be Held to Account?
WEBINAR – The Politics of Learning Reforms: How can Governments be Held to Account?

Developing countries have been more successful at widening access to education than raising learning outcomes partly because it is harder

WEBINAR with Sohela Nazneen – Gatekeepers and Gamechangers: How Do Women Matter in Making Change?
WEBINAR with Sohela Nazneen – Gatekeepers and Gamechangers: How Do Women Matter in Making Change?

Using case studies from research conducted in Nepal, Bangladesh and Uganda, this webinar reveals how powerful women are critical actors

WEBINAR with Professor Dan Slater – Clustering Development and Democratisation in Asia

Rethinking Asian geography involves making the case for “developmental Asia” as a region transcending the conventional divide between Northeast and

WEBINAR – Power, Populations and Development: How the ESID Political Settlements Database Explains Development Trends

12 November 2020 Recent ESID work has refined the idea of a political settlement and strengthened its social scientific footing.

WATCH – Webinar with Prof Sam Hickey: How Politics Shapes Development, the Importance of Context, Capacity and Coalitions
WATCH – Webinar with Prof Sam Hickey: How Politics Shapes Development, the Importance of Context, Capacity and Coalitions

9 November 2020 What kind of politics help to secure inclusive development? After 9 years of research across 26 countries, summing

New ESID Webinar Series
New ESID Webinar Series

13 October 2020 We’re excited to announce a new ESID webinar series synthesising more than 9 years of research. Next

Zambia’s response to COVID-19 Part 3: Rising infections and falling confidence amidst increased authoritarianism
Zambia’s response to COVID-19 Part 3: Rising infections and falling confidence amidst increased authoritarianism

Our ESID Zambia experts reveal the latest developments in the political response to Covid-19 in Zambia In a provocative piece in