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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

Reclaiming gender justice: We must act now to counter backlash threatening women’s rights globally
Reclaiming gender justice: We must act now to counter backlash threatening women’s rights globally

23 March 2020 Sohela Nazneen Sohela Nazneen is editor of the open access book Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global

NEW OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL ARTICLE: The politics of promoting social cash transfers in Uganda: The potential and pitfalls of 'thinking and working politically'

          16 March 2020 Sam Hickey and Badru Bukenya have published on their research into the

On Uganda’s 'long march' to first oil and the missing billions in the oil fund

    10 March 2020 Angelo Izama   Recently a government minister, Hon. David Bahati, claimed that money in early

ESID research featured in The Washington Post

3 February 2020 Tim Williams' award-winning research on the political economy of primary education, published by ESID and World Development,

ESID research published in World Development

13 January 2020 Congratulations to ESID researchers, Vasudha Chhottray, Anindita Adhikari and Vidushi Bahuguna, whose pioneering ESID research has been published

Open access book: Read an extract from The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa

21 November 2019 New, open access book on The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa has been edited by

PODCAST – Dr Kate Pruce with insights on her chapter in new social protection book
PODCAST – Dr Kate Pruce with insights on her chapter in new social protection book

21 November 2019 We catch up with newly qualified Dr Kate Pruce for a unique insight into her chapter on

NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK OUT TODAY
NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK OUT TODAY

14 November 2019 "This book, with its admirable combination of empirical substance and analytical clarity, is a landmark contribution that

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

Five ESID books are open access and free to download

26 June 2019 With the recent publication of two new books, The Politics of Education in Developing Countries and Negotiating

Productivist social protection in Ethiopia’s ‘developmental state’
Productivist social protection in Ethiopia’s ‘developmental state’

12 June 2019 Tom Lavers Two recent ESID papers published in African Affairs and Social Science and Medicine (both open

PODCAST – Sam Hickey and Sohela Nazneen present findings of ESID book, Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South
PODCAST – Sam Hickey and Sohela Nazneen present findings of ESID book, Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South

30 May 2019 In this podcast, Professor Sam Hickey presents an overview of ESID's new book, Negotiating Gender Equity in

Governing Extractive Industries book launches at Oxfam America

17 April 2019 Professor Anthony Bebbington Having somebody else explain to you what your book is about is both a

Spanish version of Governing Extractive Industries book out now

17 April 2019 Gobernanza de las industrias extractivas : política, historia, ideas Las ideas para el proyecto de investigación sobre

NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK – Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South: The Politics of Domestic Violence Policy
NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK – Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South: The Politics of Domestic Violence Policy

12 March 2019 "This book provides exciting new ways of thinking about how women’s rights policy change occurs in the Global

Understanding the politics of the learning crisis

  7 March 2019 Expert on education and development, Professor Lant Pritchett, reflects on what he thinks are three highlights

The politics of gender equity in the Global South

8 March 2019 Professor of Politics and expert on gender and institutions, Georgina Waylen, is a contributor to the forthcoming ESID

NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK – The Politics of Education in Developing Countries: From Schooling to Learning
NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK – The Politics of Education in Developing Countries: From Schooling to Learning

7 March 2019 "This excellent, well researched and wide ranging series of case studies sheds light on a key issue

How can developing countries learn to tax?

28 January 2019 Antonio Savoia, Roberto Ricciuti and Kunal Sen This blog was first published on OECD Development Matters The

Aid for social protection may help African governments maintain power

Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen, Lars Buur, Thabit Jacob and Padil Salimo 18 December 2018 In theory, development aid is about helping