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Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst

  17 February 2016   Our Ugandan researcher and journalist, Angelo Izama, on the tensions leading up to the elections

Why is domestic violence legislation falling short in Uganda?

25 November 2015  By Josephine Ahikire and Amon Mwiine In the current discourse on women and policymaking,  there seems to

The politics of promoting gender equity in contemporary Uganda: Cases of the Domestic Violence Law and the policy on Universal Primary Education
The politics of promoting gender equity in contemporary Uganda: Cases of the Domestic Violence Law and the policy on Universal Primary Education

Working paper 55 Download pdf Josephine Ahikire and Amon A. Mwiine Abstract The paper looks at the ways in which

The politics of governing oil effectively: A comparative study of two new oil-rich states in Africa
The politics of governing oil effectively: A comparative study of two new oil-rich states in Africa

Working paper 54 Download pdf Sam Hickey, Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, Angelo Izama and Giles Mohan Abstract The challenges facing developing countries

The political challenge of turning transnational social protection goals into effective national policy coalitions

30 September 2015 Earlier this month at the Development Studies Association meeting, ESID researchers working on our social protection project

How the centralised politics of education improve access but neglect quality

8 September 2015 Researchers working on ESID's education project presented their comparative findings at the Development Studies Association meeting taking place

Video: Emerging findings on gender

30 July 2015 We recently caught up with Professor Sohela Nazneen, the Effective States gender project lead, to discuss the

Researcher spotlight: William Muhumuza

8 May 2015. Role Professor William Muhumuza is a researcher for ESID working on the politics of regional inequality in sub-Saharan

The political settlement and oil in Uganda

Working paper 48 Download pdf Sam Hickey with Badru Bukenya, Angelo Izama and William Kizito Abstract The capacity and commitment

Researching the political economy of social protection in Africa

30 March 2015 By Tom Lavers When and why do states take a direct interest in the welfare of their

Social accountability or social transformation? Working ‘with’ and ‘against’ the grain

06 March 2015 By Sophie King Social accountability has become an important ‘buzzword’ among development actors seeking to understand the

Kate Pruce

Role Kate Pruce is an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow based at The University of Manchester's Global Development Institute. She is working

Building democracy from below in Uganda

4 March 2015 As much ESID research further attests, despite the widespread adoption of democratic institutions and increased economic growth

Beyond elite bargains: building democracy from below in Uganda

Working Paper 45 Download pdf Sophie King and Sam Hickey Abstract New theories of how democratic development is likely to

Undertaking PSR research in Uganda

2 March 2015 By Badru Bukenya. Research projects that rely on elite/expert interviews with government bureaucrats and politicians are quite

Professor William Muhumuza

Role William Muhumuza is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences at Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda). Research With

The political economy of social protection

Phase 1 - the political economy of social protection expansion in Africa Objectives This research analyses the political economy of

The politics of regional inequality in sub-Saharan Africa: Insights from Ghana and Uganda

Objectives This project aims to deepen our understanding of the structural underpinnings of spatial inequality from a comparative perspective. It

What does ESID’s new gendered political settlements framework offer feminist analysis?

7 November 2014 By Sophie King. Political settlements analysis has been largely gender blind and, as Professor Sylvia Tamale noted at a

Dr Josephine Ahikire

Role Dr Josephine Ahikire is an Associate Professor in the School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University and Executive

Amon Ashaba Mwiine

Role Amon Ashaba Mwiine is an Assistant Lecturer at Makerere University (Uganda). Research Amon is a researcher on ESID’s Gender

Dr Badru Bukenya

Role Badru Bukenya is a lecturer at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration.