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EVENT – The ESID Annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture with Professor Catherine Boone

 30th October 2019 ESID and the Global Development Institute are delighted to be welcoming Professor Catherine Boone, Professor of Comparative

WATCH: Final plenary of the ESID conference – Moving the politics and development agenda forward
WATCH: Final plenary of the ESID conference – Moving the politics and development agenda forward

28/10/19 For the closing plenary of the ESID Conference we were delighted to be joined by Head of Profession for

PODCAST – Duncan Green speaks to Naomi Hossain on The Politics of Education in Developing Countries
PODCAST – Duncan Green speaks to Naomi Hossain on The Politics of Education in Developing Countries

22 October 2019 Duncan Green recently caught up with the brilliant Naomi Hossain to discuss her latest ESID book, edited

WATCH – Conference plenary on 'The politics of recognition and democratisation'

14 October 2019 One of the many highlights of our recent conference was a plenary featuring keynotes from Afrobarometer's Emmanuel

International bestselling author James Robinson delivers keynote on his new book The Narrow Corridor

11 October 2019 At the ESID conference we were lucky enough to have Professor James Robinson, author with Daron Acemoglu

WATCH – Lant Pritchett's conference keynote
WATCH – Lant Pritchett's conference keynote

8 October 2019 Watch the University of Oxford's Lant Pritchett deliver his keynote to the ESID conference - 'The difficult

Heather Marquette's paper to the ESID conference, on 'Rethinking organised crime and development'

8 October 2019 Heather Marquette is Professor of Development Politics at the University of Birmingham and Senior Research Fellow at

The challenge of sustaining a professional civil service amidst shifting political coalitions: The case of the Ministry of Finance in

The shifting fortunes of the economic technocracy in Uganda: Caught between state-building and regime survival? Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper

  The rise of the economic technocracy in Rwanda: A case of a bureaucratic pocket of effectiveness or state-building prioritisation?

The politics of bureaucratic ‘pockets of effectiveness’: Insights from Ghana’s Ministry of Finance Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper 3 Download

Pockets of effectiveness: The contributions of critical political economy and state theory Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper 2 Download pdf

The politics of state capacity and development in Africa: Reframing and researching ‘pockets of effectiveness’ Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper

WATCH – Prerna Singh's acclaimed conference keynote

7 October 2019 There was much glowing feedback for the ESID conference, and one of the most highly praised moments

WATCH – Opening plenary of the ESID flagship conference – From Politics to Power

4 October 2019 If you missed ESID's recent flagship conference, or want to catch it again, here is the opening

Podcast with Duncan Green – What are the headlines of nine years of research into Effective States and Inclusive Development?
Podcast with Duncan Green – What are the headlines of nine years of research into Effective States and Inclusive Development?

https://soundcloud.com/globaldevinst/sam-hickey-research-findings-on-effective-states-and-inclusive-development At the end of ESID's recent amazing three-day conference Duncan Green sat down with our Research Director, Sam Hickey, and asked

Spotlight on Sam Hickey and the forthcoming ESID Flagship International Conference – From Politics to Power

  6 September 2019 Please can you tell us about your role with ESID and how it came about? I

Will South Asia achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030? Learning from the MDGs experience

Working paper 126 Download pdf M. Niaz Asadullah, Antonio Savoia and Kunal Sen This paper contributes to the debate on the Sustainable Development

The threat of student movements in Bangladesh: Injustice, infiltrators and regime change

Working paper 125 Download pdf David Jackman For decades, large-scale political mobilisation in Bangladesh has been monopolised by deep-rooted and

The 'big stuck' in state capability and premature load bearing: Some new evidence

9 August 2019 Lant Pritchett   This post was first published on Harvard's State Capacity Blog.   In the book

Political settlement and the politics of legitimation in countries undergoing democratisation: Insights from Tanzania

Working paper 124 Download pdf Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen and Thabit Jacob In recent decades, reforms have been introduced in developing

Universidad del Pacífico presenta libro 'Gobernanza de las industrias extractivas: política, historia, ideas'

8 July 2019 For all non-Spanish readers, this blog is about the launch of the Spanish version of the book, Governing