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WATCH – Pablo Yanguas & Daniel Honig in conversation event on what makes aid effective

25 May 2018 Watch highlights of a recent in conversation event with Pablo Yanguas, author of Why We Lie About

PODCAST – In conversation on what makes aid effective

21 May 2018 What limits the impact of foreign aid programmes? If frontline workers had freedom to experiment, could aid

EVENT – Can industrialising countries go green?

Join us on 23rd May, 4.30 - 6.00 pm, G7 Lecture Theatre, Humanities Bridgeford Street Building  

Viewing the territorial reach of the Ethiopian state through the lens of social protection
Viewing the territorial reach of the Ethiopian state through the lens of social protection

14 May 2018 Tom Lavers A drive of little more than an hour from the eastern edge of Tigray into Afar

Book Review – Why We Lie About Aid by Pablo Yanguas

3 May 2018 Tom Kirk, Researcher at the LSE's Centre for Public Authority in International Development Every so often you

INVITATION TO AN EVENT – A chance to see global experts on aid Pablo Yanguas and Daniel Honig in conversation..

To register for this event visit: https://aidtalk.eventbrite.co.uk  

Navigating the labyrinths of the 'deals' world

30 April 2018 Mirza Hassan and Selim Raihan What's responsible for the high and stable growth rate in Bangladesh?   

Not an ordinary speech: A reflection on the first speech of the new Prime Minster of Ethiopia

  23 April 2018 Amdissa Teshome An independent consultant and social science researcher, Amdissa Teshome reports from Addis Ababa with

New article in World Development: Why has Rwanda achieved the top health insurance enrolment in Sub-Saharan Africa?

  11 April 2018 ESID researcher Benjamin Chemouni has published his research on social protection as an open access article

Tim Williams wins 2018 Joyce Cain Award for outstanding scholarly article

2 April 2018   We are thrilled that ESID researcher Tim Williams’s paper on the politics of education policy in

On Labour Mobility, Economic Growth and Targeted Programmes

    29 March 2018 Lant Pritchett   For at least a couple of decades NGOs and others in developing

Research on the political economy of Ghana's oil is published in New Political Economy Journal

27 March 2018  ESID Research on the politics of governing Ghana's oil has been published as an article, Party politics and

In conversation: Pablo Yanguas and Diana Mitlin

21 March 2018 Listen to Diana Mitlin interview Pablo Yanguas about his new book Why We Lie About Aid which is out now

In memory of Simeen Mahmud

21 March 2018 Everyone at ESID is saddened to hear that Simeen Mahmud recently passed away. Simeen was head of the

Why We Lie About Aid – In defence of hopeful pragmatism
Why We Lie About Aid – In defence of hopeful pragmatism

19 March 2018 Pablo Yanguas Pablo's provocative new book Why We Lie About Aid, is described by ODI Principal Research Fellow

Revisiting the developmental state – New SPERI paper

8 February 2018 Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) are pleased to announce a new SPERI paper edited by Matt

EVENT – The politics of growth: transformative ideas in economies

On 9 February, ODI are holding an event on the politics of growth, featuring our researchers and discussing our recent

Spotlight on an ESID expert – Vinothan Naidoo

20 December 2017 Vinothan Naidoo is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Administration at the University of Cape Town. He

EVENT – Seminars at UNRISD

12 December 2017 Today, the ESID team, including Tom Lavers, Sohela Nazneen and Sam Hickey, are at UNRISD in Geneva,

Ghana now has free senior high school education – but how do we ensure quality outcomes?
Ghana now has free senior high school education – but how do we ensure quality outcomes?

4 December 2017 Experts on the politics of education from  Ghana's Centre for Democratic Development, Mohammed Awal and Franklin Oduro investigate the

The Annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture

28 November 2017 This year's Adrian Leftwich Lecture is by Prof William Ferguson on Collective action for greater equality. Join

The deals make the difference – watch Matthew Tyce on his Deals and Development book chapter

16 November 2017 While most developing countries have experienced boom and bust growth, why have Thailand and Malaysia experienced sustained growth?