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EVENT – Comparative workshop in Zambia: Pockets of Effectiveness

8 July 2019 Our researchers are in Zambia this week for workshops on pockets of effectiveness A major challenge for

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

The persistent challenges of development in Rwanda

18 April 2019 Pritish Behuria This article appeared in a special edition of The East African for #Kwibuka25 in commemoration

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

WATCH: Leading ESID experts present main findings in Cape Town

16 April 2019 Leading experts Tim Kelsall, Sam Hickey and Brian Levy recently presented ESID's main findings at The Mandela

Can politics help explain persistently low education quality in Rwanda?
Can politics help explain persistently low education quality in Rwanda?

3 April 2019 Tim Williams Based on Dr William's research published in World Development, this post was originally featured as

LIVE STREAMED EVENT – Anthony Bebbington speaks at Oxfam America on Extractive Industries, Inclusion, Rights and Climate

Political Settlements and Extractive Industries: Implications for Inclusion, Rights and Climate When: Thursday, 4 April, 2019 12 - 2pm Where:

EVENT – Discussion on ESID's findings at University of Cape Town

If you are able to be in Cape Town this Thursday, don't miss the opportunity to join our leading researchers, Prof

Bangladesh is booming, but slide towards authoritarianism could burst the bubble

25 March 2019   M Niaz Asadullah & Antonio Savoia This post was first published in The Conversation    

PODCAST – Dr Tom Lavers presents: The politics of distribution in Ethiopia's 'developmental state'
PODCAST – Dr Tom Lavers presents: The politics of distribution in Ethiopia's 'developmental state'

19 March 2019 Social protection expert Dr Tom Lavers gives a presentation to The African Studies Centre at The University of

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

The politics of distributing social transfers in Ethiopia

 5 March 2019       ESID researcher Dr Tom Lavers is currently in Ethiopia disseminating our work on social protection.

Prof Sam Hickey on The UN Global Dispatches Podcast – How countries can avoid the resource curse
Prof Sam Hickey on The UN Global Dispatches Podcast – How countries can avoid the resource curse

 12 February 2018 Our Research Director, Professor Sam Hickey, is this week featured on The UN Global Dispatches Podcast. He talks

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

What are the limitations of working with the grain?

  17/1/19 Brian Levy     This post was first published on Brian's blog Working with the Grain When does

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