Researching the politics of development


Malawi elections: more economic discussion needed

[caption id="attachment_2058" align="alignleft" width="300"] Economist Jonathan Said has been working in Malawi for three years.[/caption] Malawi goes to the polls

Cape Town post-mortem: 6 things I learned about ESID

6 May 2014. By Pablo Yanguas. I have been working as part of ESID for a little over 15 months

Cape Town Live Blog: Day Three – What have we learned?

30 April 2014. By Rowena Harding. 35 researchers, some policy makers and media, three days, and at least eight hours

ESID Mid-Term Workshop: Live blogging from Cape Town

27 April 2014. By Pablo Yanguas. Over 40 ESID researchers have converged on Cape Town in the last 24 hours.

Professor Sohela Nazneen

Role Sohela Nazneen is a Research Fellow in Gender and Sexuality at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) (Sussex, UK), and

Stanford workshop: Measuring State Quality

2 April 2014. By Kunal Sen. On 2-4 March 2014 the Stanford Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of

Guest post: How "poor" economics informs the political culture of Bangladesh

26 March 2014. By Binayak Sen. Bangladesh's experience of the last two decades suggests that decent long-term economic development can

Gender and the political settlement

Objective This research project aims to investigate the relationship between women’s [political] inclusion and their ability to deliver gender-inclusive development,

Professor Sam Hickey

Role Sam Hickey is Professor of Politics and Development at the University of Manchester, and Joint Director of Research at

Mass movements and government commitment to inclusive development

Objectives The primary aim of this project is to develop a database of mass movements and their characteristics. There are

Measurement and evolution of state capacity: exploring a lesser known aspect of governance

Working paper 10 Download pdf Antonio Savoia and Kunal Sen Abstract This paper offers an overview of the strengths and

Developmental states: a review of the literature

Working paper 3 Download pdf Laura Routley Abstract This paper conducts a review of the literature concerning developmental states, in

The politics of what works in service delivery: an evidence-based review

Working paper 6 Download pdf Claire Mcloughlin and Richard Batley Abstract This paper examines the evidence on the forms of

Programme 3: Social provision

Capacity and commitment: The politics of social provision ESID’s approach is based on the premise that states can be engines