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Watch Kunal Sen on his new book Deals and Development. What's the big idea?
Watch Kunal Sen on his new book Deals and Development. What's the big idea?

16 November 2017 Rapid economic growth in developing countries is usually put down to good economic institutions. But many developing

Watch co-editor of Deals and Development, Eric Werker, on the book's powerful policy implications

15 November 2017 Eric Werker is Associate Professor at Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University in Canada. He is also

"This will change the way you see economic growth" – Deals and Development book is available for open access!
"This will change the way you see economic growth" – Deals and Development book is available for open access!

9 November 2017 We're thrilled to announce that Deals and Development, the book resulting from ESID research on the politics

EVENT – Paul Mosley – How can fiscal policy and politics help us escape the natural resource curse?

The reality of doing business in India

2 November 2017 Sabyasachi Kar is author of the insightful book The Political Economy of India's Growth Episodes with Kunal

Do economic institutions matter for growth episodes?
Do economic institutions matter for growth episodes?

Working paper 92 Download pdf Sabyasachi Kar, Selim Raihan and Kunal Sen An increasingly large literature on the empirics of economic

A political settlement approach to gender empowerment: The case of the Domestic Violence Act and girls’ education policy in Ghana

Working paper 91 Download pdf Beatrix Allah-Mensah and Rhoda Osei-Afful Although rightly lauded as one of the strongest democracies in Africa,

Why have we seen so few developmental states?

  Kunal Sen 5th October 2017   The underlying political settlement within countries too often provides political elites with insufficient

LISTEN – Marion Ouma on power and the uptake of social protection in Kenya

2nd October 2017 Last month, Marion Ouma of the University of South Africa presented her excellent paper to the DSA

Matthias vom Hau responds to prestigious CPS award

29th September 2017 ESID expert and Associate Professor at the Barcelona Institut Estudis Internacionals Matthias vom Hau has been awarded

LISTEN: Professor Lars Buur's DSA paper on Social Protection in Mozambique

13th September 2017 We had a very interesting few days at the DSA Conference in Bradford last week and a highlight

Prof Eric Werker

Role Eric Werker is Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser

Political economy of industrial policy in Turkey: The case of the automotive industry

Working paper 90 Download pdf Erol Taymaz and Kamil Yilmaz In this paper, we analyse the industrial and trade policies in

NEWS: Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai is awarded 2017 Gerti Hesseling Prize

30th August 2017 We are delighted to announce that Dr Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Gerti Hesseling

Varieties of state-building in Africa: Elites, ideas and the politics of public sector reform

Working paper 89 Download pdf Pablo Yanguas Why do some states in Africa seem to be stuck in a spiral

Deals and Development

7 August 2017 Professor Sabyasachi Kar is a key contributer to ESID's work on the politics of economic growth. He has just

LISTEN: Sally Cawood discusses domestic violence in Bangladesh

GDI Phd candidate Sally Cawood talks about some of her observations during field work in Bangladesh. Read ESID research on

The politics of core public sector reform in Rwanda

Working paper 88 Download pdf Benjamin Chemouni This paper’s objective is to provide a better understanding of the politics underpinning

The politics of scaling up social protection in Kenya

Working paper 87 Download pdf Fredrick Wanyama and Anna McCord This paper discusses the role of Kenya’s political settlement in

The problem with teachers: The political settlement and education quality reforms in Bangladesh

Working paper 86 Download pdf Naomi Hossain, Mirza Hassan, Md Ashikur Rahman, Khondoker Shakhawat Ali and M. Sajidul Islam Why

The politics of core public sector reform in Uganda: Behind the façade

Working paper 85 Download pdf Badru Bukenya and William Muhumuza The Ugandan state presents an interesting puzzle for the advocates of

School governance in a fragmented political and bureaucratic environment: Case studies from South Africa’s Eastern Cape province

Working paper 84 Download pdf Brian Levy and Lawule Shumane This paper explores governance dynamics in four case study schools