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Workshop: Rethinking social justice and the public realm: what can relational approaches offer?

Rethinking social justice and the public realm: what can relational approaches offer? On Thu 1st and Fri 2nd November ESID

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

Effective states reduce poverty faster

  10th October 2018 Antonio Savoia and M. Niaz Asadullah     Can poverty be eradicated is the biggest question for development.

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

"Outstanding" research in prestigious article collection by World Development

20 September 2018 An article in World Development based on an ESID working paper on poverty reduction and the MDGs

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

The politics and governance of basic education – drilling into the details
The politics and governance of basic education – drilling into the details

18 September 2018 Lead editor of new open access book on how politics influences learning outcomes in South Africa, Brian Levy

An excerpt from Governing Extractive Industries – Resource Extraction and Inclusive Development

22 August 2018   This exciting new book is drawn from ESID research on natural resource governance  that began in 2012.

Global development post-2015: some reflections on convergence and what facilitates it

   Antonio Savoia and David Hulme explore what we know and what we should ask next about developmental convergence.  

WATCH – Benjamin Chemouni on pockets of effectiveness in Rwanda
WATCH – Benjamin Chemouni on pockets of effectiveness in Rwanda

7 August 2018 Watch our ESID researcher in Rwanda, Dr Benjamin Chemouni, on his new research into pockets of effectiveness

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

PODCAST – An interview with Sophie King on the process of researching urban poverty in Uganda

Read the working paper on this research here.

New journal article on the politics of Ghana's oil

17th July 2018 A new open access article by ESID researchers Giles Mohan, Kojo Asante and Abdul Gafaru Abdulai has

New open access article in Development and Change – The decline of gangsters and the politicisation of violence in urban Bangladesh

4 July 2018 Dr David Jackman's innovative research on the organisation of violence in Bangladesh has been published in Development

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 book Governing Extractive Industries is available for open access!
New book Governing Extractive Industries is available for open access!

2 July 2018 Last week we launched a new book, Governing Extractive Industries, at the DSA Conference and now it's

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

New journal article brings a different take on Rwandan policy making

18 June 2018   A new article by Pritish Behuria in The Journal of International Development has an interesting new take on

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