New Open Access Book – Political Settlements and Development: Theory, Evidence, Implications
Based upon a decade of ground-breaking research within the Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) research centre, Political Settlements and
New Open Access Book: The Politics of Distributing Social Transfers: State Capacity and Political Contestation in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
Social protection has risen to a prominent position on the global development agenda since the turn of the millennium. Considerable
Open access books make OUP’s top 10 titles
We're thrilled that two of ESID's recent open access publications have made the Oxford University Press' top 10 economics books
How can civil society help improve learning outcomes?
Professor Brian Levy Following our first blog on the politics of learning reforms, this article focuses on how different stakeholders
The politics of learning reforms: how can governments be held to account?
In the first of two blogs, we outline the findings from ESID's research on the polities of learning reforms The
How women matter in making change
To mark International Women's Day, Professor Sohela Nazneen presents the key findings of ESID's work on women's empowerment. You need
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?
Director of UNU-WIDER, Professor Kunal Sen is a world-leading expert in development economics and led on ESID's research into economic
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
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?
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?
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
9 November 2020 What kind of politics help to secure inclusive development? After nine years of research across 26 countries, summing
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
Our ESID Zambia experts reveal the latest developments in the political response to Covid-19 in Zambia In a provocative piece in
The Three Cs of inclusive development: Context, capacity and coalitions
30 September 2020 Sam Hickey and Tim Kelsall set out the ESID framework for inclusive development. When ESID started its
How to work politically for inclusive development: Four principles for action
Sam Hickey and Tim Kelsall What kinds of politics can help to secure inclusive development, and how can these be
What is political settlements analysis?
14 September 2020 ESID experts Tim Kelsall and Sam Hickey provide a clear and essential guide to political settlements analysis.
What's the future of Zambia's political economy following the firing of the governor?
1 September 2020 Caesar Cheelo and Marja Hinfelaar reflect on Zambia's dramatic news. Zambia’s central bank, the Bank of Zambia