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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,

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Professor Catherine Boone gives final Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture as it is handed over to York

25 November 2019 ESID recently hosted the final lecture in The Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture series. Set up to honour

A taster of today's lecture – Do socio-economic cleavages matter for development in African countries?

    12 November 2019 Catherine Boone: Professor of Government and International Development, LSE   We are delighted to be