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What do we wish for women worldwide?

It's International Women's Day 2017 and we're marking it with the wishes of 12 researchers from our global network of

WATCH: Alice Evans on the return of the Global Gag Rule

It's International Women's Day on Wednesday (March 8), and we'll be bringing you comment from some of our gender researchers

Big media for BIGD event in Bangladesh

2 March 2017 Our recent policy workshop with leading Bangladesh experts on growth, education, health and women's empowerment has received

Book Review: The Politics of Inclusive Development: Interrogating the Evidence

Dr Brendan Halloran 27 February 2017 I recently reviewed The Politics of Inclusive Development for The Journal of Development Studies.

The banality of certainty: Debating the ethics and psychology of aid

By Pablo Yanguas. 23 February 2017 On 3 February I attended a fascinating workshop at the University of Sheffield hosted

Unpacking the ‘Bangladesh paradox’: the politics of inclusive economic and social development

  Dr Mathilde Maitrot 22 February 2017 Global Challenge Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathilde Maitrot reports from the ESID and BIGD

Deals and the Politics of Growth in Bangladesh – A Presentation

The politics of growth in Bangladesh  This presentation  was given by Mirza Hassan and Selim Raihan at the ESID and

The social protection agenda within Zambia’s distributional regime

By Kate Pruce 8 February 2017 Although Zambia was reclassified by the World Bank as a middle-income country in 2011,

Spotlight on an ESID expert – Research Associate Eleni Sifaki

  2 February 2017 Eleni Sifaki recently joined ESID as a Research Associate and is currently focusing on our women's

Alice Evans: The return of the Global Gag Rule, and the global politics of abortion

Let's not overestimate the influence of the US. The rest of the world can stand up for progress. By Dr

WATCH: Sarah Nandudu on the factors behind TSUPU's success

Sarah Nandudu, Vice President at National Slum Dwellers Federation, Uganda, identifies key factors behind the success of ESID's Transforming Settlements

WATCH: Effective housing solutions for the urban poor

Professor Diana Mitlin outlines key factors involved in designing effective housing solutions for the urban poor, as part of our

Felipe González-Zapata: Trump and the open government data movement

Felipe is a PhD candidate at the Global Development Institute, investigating the politics of open government data in Chile. Here

ESID academics co-producing knowledge with informal settlement residents

By Diana Mitlin 12 January 2017 In December a team from ESID visited Uganda to share the outcomes of research

The Politics of Inclusive Development – ESID book is now open access
The Politics of Inclusive Development – ESID book is now open access

10 January 2017 The Politics of Inclusive Development was recently described by Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development, emerita,

Towards universal health coverage in Rwanda?

By Dr Benjamin Chemouni 5 January 2017 In 2010, the WHO estimated that, every year, 100 million people are pushed into

Do Gram Panchayat leaders favour their own constituencies in MNREGA fund allocation?

By Dr Subhasish Dey and Prof Kunal Sen 3 January 2017* Political incentives are known to play a role in the allocation

The politics of productivist social policies in Africa’s new ‘developmental states’

By Dr Tom Lavers 27 December 2016 Much recent research has highlighted the similarities between current administrations in Ethiopia and

Bala Yusuf on Donald Trump and anti-establishment populism

GDI PhD candidate Bala Yusuf discusses the perception of Donald Trump as an anti-establishment leader, and compares the Nigerian experience

Robbie Watt: What a Trump win means for climate change

Dr Robbie Watt secured his PhD, which critiques the moral economy of carbon markets and carbon offsetting, the day before

New book by Kunal Sen and Sabyasachi Kar

ESID's Kunal Sen and Sabyasachi Kar have just published a new title, The Political Economy of India's Growth Episodes. Described

Democracy and growth: How are they related?
Democracy and growth: How are they related?

By Prof Kunal Sen 8 December 2016 Kunal and colleagues Lant Pritchett, Sabyasachi Kar and Selim Raihan have published a working