Researching the politics of development



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 Sam HickeyDr Tim Kelsall and Prof Brian Levy, for a presentation and discussion on: ‘How politics, development and state effectiveness interact – main findings of a global research partnership’.
Understanding how  interactions among politics and state effectiveness can be better leveraged to support inclusive development has been the central focus of the decade-long Effective States and Inclusive Development global research programme – a partnership based at The University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute, with research partners in Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Malawi, US and South Africa.
At this seminar, the presenters will describe the ESID approach; present some of the key findings as to the drivers of elite commitment and state effectiveness across a variety of distinct country contexts and sectors; and situate the findings on state effectiveness in South Africa within this broader comparative context.
Date: 28 March 2019
Time: 15:30 for 16:00
Linkoping House, 27 Burg Road Rondebosch
Presenters: Sam Hickey, Tim Kelsall and Brian Levy
Chair: Faizel Ismail, incoming director, Mandela School of Public Governance.
Discussants: Alan Hirsch, director, Mandela School; Musa Nxele, lecturer, Mandela School; Alecia Ndlovu, lecturer, Department of Political Studies, UCT.
Sam Hickey is Director of Research at ESID, and Professor of Politics and Development at the Global Development Institute, The University of Manchester. His three most recent books all draw on ESID research: The Politics of Education in Developing Countries: From Schooling to Learning (OUP, 2019; with Naomi Hossain); Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South: The Politics of Domestic Violence Policy (Routledge, 2019; with Sohela Nazneen and Eleni Sifaki) and The Politics of Inclusive Development: Interrogating the Evidence (OUP, 2015, with Kunal Sen and Badru Bukenya).
Tim Kelsall is Co-Director of Research at ESID, University of Manchester and Senior Research Fellow in Politics and Governance at the Overseas Development Institute in London. His latest book is Business, Politics, and the State in Africa: Challenging the Orthodoxies on Growth and Transformation (Zed Press, 2013).
Brian Levy is Academic Director, Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town and Professor of the Practice of International Development, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Working with the Grain: Integrating Governance and Growth in Development Strategies (OUP, 2014) and lead co-editor/co-author of the ESID-supported, The Politics and Governance of Basic Education: A Tale of Two South African Provinces (OUP, 2018).