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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

Three lessons from APSA on the politics of development

By Pablo Yanguas 6 September 2016 On September 1st I was lucky to participate in a panel summarising ESID's core

ESID at DSA Conference, 2016

Next week, many of us from the Global Development Institute and ESID will be at the Development Studies Association Conference hosted

Has Chhattisgarh done better than Jharkhand in promoting inclusive development? A political settlements analysis of two newly created mineral rich Indian states

  Vasudha Chhotray 9 September 2016     Leading academics and policy experts recently met at the Centre for Policy

WATCH: A workshop on newly created Indian states at the Centre for Policy Research, India

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8sLKSPbRpU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLg6l4Bl_kM&feature=youtu.be

NEW VIDEO: Sam Hickey's Edinburgh lecture – What do you get from a political settlements perspective?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzRrglNxGGs  

Why is the quality of children's education in Rwanda surprisingly low?

Dr Tim Williams 24 August 2016 When it comes to children’s education in Rwanda, the government is oriented towards action: