Researching the politics of development



EVENT – Comparative workshop in Zambia: Pockets of Effectiveness

8 July 2019

Our researchers are in Zambia this week for workshops on pockets of effectiveness
A major challenge for achieving poverty reduction is that the capacity of states to deliver development is in short supply. Nonetheless, recent research has identified that certain parts of the state in Africa often perform at very high levels and have been critical to enabling countries to make developmental progress, particularly terms of economic governance. Known as ‘pockets of effectiveness’ (PoEs), these high-performing public sector organisations offer important clues concerning how developmental forms of state capacity might emerge and be sustained in difficult contexts.
Find out more about research into PoEs in Zambia: