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Spotlight on an ESID researcher: Tom Lavers

28 November, 2016 Having done an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Tom Lavers' trajectory took a turn after he spent time

EVENT: State-business relations in development seminar

ESID are linking up with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) for a one-day workshop at the National Council For Voluntary

WATCH: Benjamin Chemouni on the state of things in Burundi

ESID researcher Benjamin Chemouni comments below on the current political climate in Burundi, which has been in a state of violent

LISTEN: Nic van de Walle at Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture

The audio of last week's annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture is now available online. Listen below to what was a great

NEW FINDINGS: Impartial institutions promote higher fiscal revenues

Dr Antonio Savoia, Dr Roberto Ricciuti and Professor Kunal Sen 18 November 2016 How do states learn to tax? The capability to raise revenues

WATCH: Nic van de Walle at Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture

The annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture took place yesterday, with a great lecture by Cornell University professor and leading expert

The political determinants of miracle growth in Rwanda
The political determinants of miracle growth in Rwanda

Dr Pritish Behuria and Dr Tom Goodfellow 11 November, 2016 To understand why growth is sustained in some developing countries

WATCH: New film on the Center for Democratic Development, our partner in Ghana

This new video featuring our Ghanaian researchers was made in Ghana and tells the story of the partnership between ESID

LISTEN: Sam Hickey debates Uganda's capacity for development

ESID recently hosted a symposium in conjunction with Makerere University in Kampala to present our latest research findings from Uganda. Titled 'Governing

LISTEN: Subhasish Dey asks 'Is partisan alignment electorally rewarding?'

ESID researcher Subhasish Dey recently delivered the below presentation, 'Is partisan alignment electorally rewarding? Evidence from village council elections in India'

WATCH: Kunal Sen on governance, politics and growth

ESID co-Research Director, Professor Kunal Sen, discusses the ways in which governance, politics and economic growth interact in this short

Nic van de Walle to deliver Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture

[caption id="attachment_6548" align="alignright" width="178"] Nic van de Walle[/caption] Join us on Wednesday 16 November for the Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture, an annual

Managing for performance in South African basic education

Prof Robert Cameron and Dr Vinothan Naidoo 12 October 2016 Bridging the gap between improving access to primary and secondary

ESID receives major funding boost

7 October 2016 We are delighted to announce that DFID has awarded the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre

LISTEN: Author of Why Nations Fail James Robinson tells us what he thinks of our findings

7 October 2016 In part two of our podcasts on ESID's story so far, James Robinson gives his opinion on

Spotlight on an ESID Researcher: Dr Tomas Frederiksen

5 October, 2016 Dr Tomas Frederiksen is co-investigator on the ESID natural resources project, which tracks the politics of natural resources and inclusive development

LISTEN: The story so far – a podcast on ESID's findings

Leading ESID researchers Sam Hickey, Sohela Nazneen and Kunal Sen present ESID's findings so far.. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/285828619" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450"

WATCH: Seminal author James Robinson at DSA on why we need to focus more on the micro

James Robinson, author of Why Nations Fail, argues that politics of development research needs to move from the macro to

Two cheers for the (draft) 2017 Governance and the Law World Development Report

Brian Levy 21 September 2016 This post first appeared on Brian's blog Working with the Grain. The 2017 WDR (temporarily

The two faces of Development Studies

By Pablo Yanguas 19 September 2016 This year's Development Studies Association meeting was the biggest that I have attended: a

WATCH: James Robinson, author of Why Nations Fail, on democracy

14 September 2016 James Robinson was the discussant at our panel at the DSA Conference. Here he argues that although

WATCH: Alice Evans on what makes a phenomenal session at #DSA2016