Researching the politics of development


How did the West get China wrong? Annual ESID Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture by Professor Yuen Yuen Ang

17 October 2018 ESID together with the Global Development Institute is delighted to be welcoming Dr Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate

EVENT – Re-politicising poverty – a lecture on relational approaches

11 October 2018 On 1st and 2nd November we're hosting a two-day workshop on rethinking social justice and the public

WATCH – A video of Kunal Sen's presentation to the UNU-WIDER Conference

Kunal Sen's presentation to UNU-WIDER annual conference – Institutions and economic development

19 September 2018 In his fantastic new role as Director of UNU-WIDER, Professor Kunal Sen delivered this presentation on Institutions

Call for abstracts for two day workshop and journal special issue

24th  July 2018 Rethinking Social Justice and the Public Realm: What can Relational Approaches Offer? We are calling for abstracts

WATCH – Abdul Gafaru Abdulai and Badru Bukenya's reflections on the DSA Conference

2 July 2018 ESID researchers Abdul Gafaru Abdulai and Badru Bukenya presented a fascinating paper on the political economy of

New books launching at DSA

28 June 2018 Today we're excited to be launching two new ESID books at the DSA Conference: Governing Extractive Industries,

DSA Conference Panel – Studying spatial inequalities through critical political junctures

25 June 2018 Vasudha Chhotray and Anindita Adhikari This week we are excited to bring together a panel of new

The Development Studies Association Conference, Manchester – 27 – 29 June 2018

18 June 2018 A number of ESID academics are convening panels and giving papers at this year's Development Studies Association

EVENT IN GHANA – Symposium on the future of dams

5 June 2018 Our Ghanaian friends and colleagues or anyone in Ghana on June 11th, join us for an important

WATCH – Pablo Yanguas & Daniel Honig in conversation event on what makes aid effective

25 May 2018 Watch highlights of a recent in conversation event with Pablo Yanguas, author of Why We Lie About

PODCAST – In conversation on what makes aid effective

21 May 2018 What limits the impact of foreign aid programmes? If frontline workers had freedom to experiment, could aid

EVENT – Can industrialising countries go green?

Join us on 23rd May, 4.30 - 6.00 pm, G7 Lecture Theatre, Humanities Bridgeford Street Building  

INVITATION TO AN EVENT – A chance to see global experts on aid Pablo Yanguas and Daniel Honig in conversation..

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EVENT – The politics of growth: transformative ideas in economies

On 9 February, ODI are holding an event on the politics of growth, featuring our researchers and discussing our recent

EVENT – Seminars at UNRISD

12 December 2017 Today, the ESID team, including Tom Lavers, Sohela Nazneen and Sam Hickey, are at UNRISD in Geneva,

The Annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture

28 November 2017 This year's Adrian Leftwich Lecture is by Prof William Ferguson on Collective action for greater equality. Join

EVENT – Paul Mosley – How can fiscal policy and politics help us escape the natural resource curse?

LISTEN – Marion Ouma on power and the uptake of social protection in Kenya

2nd October 2017Last month, Marion Ouma of the University of South Africa presented her excellent paper to the DSA Conference. Drawing

LISTEN: Professor Lars Buur's DSA paper on Social Protection in Mozambique

13th September 2017 We had a very interesting few days at the DSA Conference in Bradford last week and a highlight

Social protection in Ethiopia

6 July 2017 On a recent visit to Addis Abada in Ethiopia, Tom Lavers presented his latest research on social

How politics matters for SDG 16

Prof Sam Hickey's  presentation, delivered to OECD Govnet meeting on Governance and the SDGs - How politics matters for development and