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Five ESID books are open access and free to download

26 June 2019 With the recent publication of two new books, The Politics of Education in Developing Countries and Negotiating

Productivist social protection in Ethiopia’s ‘developmental state’
Productivist social protection in Ethiopia’s ‘developmental state’

12 June 2019 Tom Lavers Two recent ESID papers published in African Affairs and Social Science and Medicine (both open

Service delivery reform in Nigeria: The rise and fall of the Conditional Grant Scheme to Local Government Areas (CGS to LGAs)

Working paper 114 Download pdf Bala Yunusa Yusuf and David Hulme This paper analyses Nigeria’s Conditional Grant Scheme to Local

Professor Ursula Hoadley

Role Ursula Hoadley is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Cape Town. She works

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

Bangladesh is booming, but slide towards authoritarianism could burst the bubble

25 March 2019   M Niaz Asadullah & Antonio Savoia This post was first published in The Conversation    

Mohammed Awal

Role Mohammed Awal is a research analyst, and social accountability programming team lead at the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development

Understanding the politics of the learning crisis

  7 March 2019 Expert on education and development, Professor Lant Pritchett, reflects on what he thinks are three highlights

Professor Anne Mette Kjær

Role Anne Mette Kjær is a Professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. She is currently coordinating

How can developing countries learn to tax?

28 January 2019 Antonio Savoia, Roberto Ricciuti and Kunal Sen This blog was first published on OECD Development Matters The

Workshop: Rethinking social justice and the public realm: what can relational approaches offer?

Rethinking social justice and the public realm: what can relational approaches offer? On Thu 1st and Fri 2nd November ESID

Global development post-2015: some reflections on convergence and what facilitates it

   Antonio Savoia and David Hulme explore what we know and what we should ask next about developmental convergence.  

New books launching at DSA

28 June 2018 Today we're excited to be launching two new ESID books at the DSA Conference: Governing Extractive Industries,

The Development Studies Association Conference, Manchester – 27 – 29 June 2018

18 June 2018 A number of ESID academics are convening panels and giving papers at this year's Development Studies Association

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

Understanding the contribution of the BSUP (JNNURM) to inclusive cities in India

Working paper 97 Download pdf Sundar Burra, Diana Mitlin and Gayatri Menon with Indu Agarwal, Preeti Banarse, Sharmila Gimonkar, Maria Lobo, Sheela Patel,

Dr M. Niaz Asadullah

Role Dr M. Niaz Asadullah is Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, and a Visiting

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

Poverty reduction during 1990-2013: Did Millennium Development Goals adoption and state capacity matter?

Working paper 93 Download pdf M. Niaz Asadullah and Antonio Savoia While poverty reduction remains central in the Post-2015 Agenda,

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

Political settlements and gender – What drives women's inclusion and gender equity initiatives?

Women’s participation in political institutions has been increasing in recent years. Women’s inclusion has resulted most directly from affirmative action