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Watch Kunal Sen on his new book Deals and Development. What's the big idea?
Watch Kunal Sen on his new book Deals and Development. What's the big idea?

16 November 2017 Rapid economic growth in developing countries is usually put down to good economic institutions. But many developing

Watch co-editor of Deals and Development, Eric Werker, on the book's powerful policy implications

15 November 2017 Eric Werker is Associate Professor at Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University in Canada. He is also

"This will change the way you see economic growth" – Deals and Development book is available for open access!
"This will change the way you see economic growth" – Deals and Development book is available for open access!

9 November 2017 We're thrilled to announce that Deals and Development, the book resulting from ESID research on the politics

EVENT – Paul Mosley – How can fiscal policy and politics help us escape the natural resource curse?

The reality of doing business in India

2 November 2017 Sabyasachi Kar is author of the insightful book The Political Economy of India's Growth Episodes with Kunal

Why have we seen so few developmental states?

  Kunal Sen 5th October 2017   The underlying political settlement within countries too often provides political elites with insufficient

LISTEN – Marion Ouma on power and the uptake of social protection in Kenya

2nd October 2017 Last month, Marion Ouma of the University of South Africa presented her excellent paper to the DSA

Matthias vom Hau responds to prestigious CPS award

29th September 2017 ESID expert and Associate Professor at the Barcelona Institut Estudis Internacionals Matthias vom Hau has been awarded

LISTEN: Professor Lars Buur's DSA paper on Social Protection in Mozambique

13th September 2017 We had a very interesting few days at the DSA Conference in Bradford last week and a highlight

NEWS: Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai is awarded 2017 Gerti Hesseling Prize

30th August 2017 We are delighted to announce that Dr Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Gerti Hesseling

Deals and Development

7 August 2017 Professor Sabyasachi Kar is a key contributer to ESID's work on the politics of economic growth. He has just

LISTEN: Sally Cawood discusses domestic violence in Bangladesh

GDI Phd candidate Sally Cawood talks about some of her observations during field work in Bangladesh. Read ESID research on

Social protection in Ethiopia

6 July 2017 On a recent visit to Addis Abada in Ethiopia, Tom Lavers presented his latest research on social

Drilling down into the drivers of extractive industry governance
Drilling down into the drivers of extractive industry governance

Anthony Bebbington 4 July 2017 When a country discovers that it has valuable mineral deposits under its soil, some would say it

Spotlight on an ESID expert : Anthony Bebbington

      3 July 2017 Professor Anthony Bebbington leads the ESID research programme on the politics of natural resources

How politics matters for SDG 16

Prof Sam Hickey's  presentation, delivered to OECD Govnet meeting on Governance and the SDGs - How politics matters for development and

The politics of mining and the resource curse in Ghana

  Abdul Gafaru Abdulai 12 June 2017     Why are some mineral-dependent countries able to translate natural resource wealth

WATCH: What needs to happen about illegal mining in Ghana?

8 June 2017 Known as 'galamsey', illegal small-scale mining has really captured the attention of the media and the public

FINDINGS: Competitive politics and the challenge of combating illegal mining in Ghana

1 June 2017 Dr Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai In the last three months, the Ghanaian media landscape has been dominated by discussions

Vidushi Bahaguna Reports from The Development in the Face of Global Inequalities Conference, IBEI

    Vidushi Bahaguna 31 May 2017       The ‘Development in the Face of Global Inequalities’ conference held

LISTEN: Emerging messages and lingering questions from our research on Rwanda

We hosted a great workshop in London on 8 May 2017 with some members of the ESID network. Its purpose

Tim Williams' education in Rwanda research published in World Development

Congratulations to ESID researcher Tim Williams, whose paper, 'The political economy of primary education: Lessons from Rwanda', has been published