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Zambia’s response to Covid-19 Part 2: 'We have to choose life or livelihood or both'
Zambia’s response to Covid-19 Part 2: 'We have to choose life or livelihood or both'

30 May 2020 Discover the latest on the response to Covid-19 in Zambia Any glimmer of hope that the Covid-19 crisis

Resource nationalism: Enabler or spoiler of pockets of effectiveness in ‘new oil’ Tanzania’s petroleum sector?

Working paper 144 Download pdf Rasmus Pedersen, Thabit Jacob and Peter Bofin A great deal of attention has been paid

What’s driven Uganda’s Public Water Corporation’s inadequate response to the Covid-19 crisis?

  18 May 2020 Badru Bukenya     The global message on frequent 20 second handwashing to stem the spread

The political economy of automotive industry development policy in middle income countries: A comparative analysis of Egypt, India, South Africa and Turkey

Working paper 143 Download pdf Anthony Black, Pallavi Roy, Amirah El-Haddad and Kamil Yilmaz This paper examines the political economy of development policy

WATCH: In country expert, Imran Matin, on Bangladesh's response to Covid-19

13 May 2020 Chief Executive of The Brac Institute for Governance and Development, Imran Matin reports from Bangladesh on the

Covid-19 and the Politics of Social Protection
Covid-19 and the Politics of Social Protection

11 May 2020 Tom Lavers Social protection has already and will continue to be key to the response to Covid-19.

Nigeria's response to Covid-19
Nigeria's response to Covid-19

5 May 2020 Clare Cummings Nigeria was successful in eliminating Ebola, despite a weak public health system. In the latest

Ghost towns and crackdowns: The politics of urban Covid-19 control
Ghost towns and crackdowns: The politics of urban Covid-19 control

1 May 2020 Tom Goodfellow                  David Jackman As different responses to coronavirus are

The politics of distributing social transfers in Oromiya, Ethiopia: Encadrement and the fluctuation of state infrastructural power

Working paper 142 Download pdf Tom Lavers, Dunyat Haile and Yerosan Mesfin This paper examines the politics of distributing the

Covid-19 and domestic violence: Caring states?
Covid-19 and domestic violence: Caring states?

30 April 2020 Sohela Nazneen ESID's expert on the politics of domestic violence sets out vital ways that states can

Kenya's response to Covid-19

29 April 2020       Matthew Tyce   Along with several other African countries, Kenya has so far opted

Zambia’s response to Covid-19

28 April 2020   In our latest blog in our Covid-19 series, ESID experts discuss the political response in Zambia

The politics of responding to Covid-19 in developing countries: PART 2
The politics of responding to Covid-19 in developing countries: PART 2

23 April 2020 Tim Kelsall, Sam Hickey, David Hulme, Nicolai Schulz Continuing from Part 1 of this blog, in Part

The politics of responding to Covid-19 in developing countries: PART 1

  21 April 2020 Sam Hickey, Tim Kelsall, David Hulme We are launching a series of blogs on the politics

The politics of distributing social transfers in Afar, Ethiopia: The intertwining of party, state and clan in the periphery

Working paper 141 Download pdf Tom Lavers, Dawud Mohammed and Bisrat Wolde Selassie This paper examines the politics of distributing social

Competition, fragmentation and ‘resource factionalism’: The politics of governing oil and gas in Kenya

Working paper 140 Download pdf Matthew Tyce This paper explores how Kenya’s political settlement has shaped the governance of its

Farwa Sial

Role Farwa is a Postdoctoral Research Associate for ESID. Research Farwa joined the ESID Team in 2020 and her current

Reclaiming gender justice: We must act now to counter backlash threatening women’s rights globally
Reclaiming gender justice: We must act now to counter backlash threatening women’s rights globally

23 March 2020 Sohela Nazneen Sohela Nazneen is editor of the open access book Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global

NEW OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL ARTICLE: The politics of promoting social cash transfers in Uganda: The potential and pitfalls of 'thinking and working politically'

          16 March 2020 Sam Hickey and Badru Bukenya have published on their research into the

What drives successful economic diversification in resource-rich countries?

Working paper 139 Download pdf Addisu A. Lashitew, Michael L. Ross and Eric Werker The ‘resource curse’ is often understood

Alternative routes to the institutionalisation of social transfers in sub-Saharan Africa: Political survival strategies and transnational policy coalitions

Working paper 138 Download pdf Tom Lavers and Sam Hickey The new phase of social protection expansion in the Global

Political settlements and the implementation of maternal health policy in the developing world: A comparative case study of Rwanda, Ghana, Uganda and Bangladesh

Working paper 137 Download pdf Tim Kelsall Maternal health, and in particular the issue of reducing maternal mortality, has been