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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

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

The Three Cs of inclusive development: context, capacity and coalitions
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
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?
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

The politics of dominating Addis Ababa
The politics of dominating Addis Ababa

17 August 2020 Eyob Balcha Gebremariam Recent GDI alumnus and now Research Fellow at LSE, Eyob draws on his ESID

Profile of a Research Associate – Kate Pruce

27 July 2020 In the latest of our series profiling ESID Research Associates, we talk to Kate Pruce on life

Profile of a Research Associate – Chris Lyon

  Find out more about Research Associate Chris Lyon and how he thinks international development should respond to the pandemic.

Profile of a Research Associate – Farwa Sial

13 July 2020 In the second in our series of spotlights on Research Associates, we discover more about Farwa Sial

ESID's joint director of research, Sam Hickey, elected president of Development Studies Association

  13 July 2020 ESID's joint director of research will lead the UK- based membership organisation for all those studying,

Profile of a Research Associate – Nicolai Schulz

7 July 2020 In our latest blog series, we are spotlighting our wonderful ESID Research Associates. First up, as Nicolai

The impact of Covid-19 on oil and gas producers in developing countries
The impact of Covid-19 on oil and gas producers in developing countries

 12 June 2020Farwa Sial  The global oil industry is experiencing major shocks as the Covid-19 pandemic endures. The challenge to the

ESID at DSA2020 Conference Online – New Leadership for Global Challenges

10 June 2020 This year's DSA annual conference is taking place online from 16 to 19 June. The conference will focus