Researching the politics of development



Professor Anne Mette Kjær


Anne Mette Kjær is a Professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. She is currently coordinating the research programme, Political Settlements and Revenue Bargaining.


Anne Mette Kjær does research in the areas of governance and political economy.
She has done political economy research on Uganda’s education sector with ESID, and she has acted as discussant for ESID working papers and workshops.

ESID publications

Kjær, A. M. and Mwanga, N. K. (2018). ‘The political economy of quality learning initiatives in Uganda’, Chapter 8 in S. Hickey and N. Hossain (eds.) (2019), The Politics of Education in Developing Countries: From Schooling to Learning? Oxford University Press.
Kjær, A. M. and Mwanga, N. K. (2016), ‘Inclusion as political mobilisation: The political economy of quality education initiatives in Uganda‘. ESID Working Paper No. 65. Manchester.

Other publications

Kjær, A. M. (2017). ‘Land governance as grey zone : The political incentives of land reform implementation in Africa’. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 55(2): 426-443.
Kjær, A. M. and Joughin, J. (2017). ‘Send for the cavalry: Political incentives in the provision of agricultural advisory services’. Development Policy Review 2018: 1-17.
Kjær, A. M. (2015). ‘Political settlements and productive sector policies: Understanding sector differences in Uganda’. World Development, 68: 230-241.

Further information

See Anne Mette’s profile page at Arhus University.