The politics of state capacity in post-genocide Rwanda: ‘Pockets of effectiveness’ as state-building prioritisations?
Download pdf Working paper 170 Benjamin Chemouni The paper analyses pockets of effectiveness (PoEs) – public organisations that function better
‘Holding against the tide’: Exploring the role of bureaucratic pockets of effectiveness in Kenya
Download pdf Working paper 168 Matthew Tyce This paper explores the factors that have influenced the performance of the Central
What's the future of Zambia's political economy following the firing of the governor?
1 September 2020 Caesar Cheelo and Marja Hinfelaar reflect on Zambia's dramatic news. Zambia’s central bank, the Bank of Zambia
ESID's joint director of research, Sam Hickey, elected president of Development Studies Association
13 July 2020 ESID's joint director of research will lead the UK- based membership organisation for all those studying,
The politics of distributing social transfers in Afar, Ethiopia: The intertwining of party, state and clan in the periphery
Working paper 141 Download pdf Tom Lavers, Dawud Mohammed and Bisrat Wolde Selassie This paper examines the politics of distributing social
The 2018 Bangladeshi election
Working paper 132 Download pdf Mathilde Maitrot David Jackman Between 1990 and 2009, the violent competition characteristic of Bangladeshi politics
ESID research published in World Development
13 January 2020 Congratulations to ESID researchers, Vasudha Chhottray, Anindita Adhikari and Vidushi Bahuguna, whose pioneering ESID research has been published
Working paper 127 Download pdf David Jackman Throughout Bangladesh’s history, its capital Dhaka has witnessed intense political competition, including numerous
Podcast with Duncan Green – What are the headlines of nine years of research into Effective States and Inclusive Development?
https://soundcloud.com/globaldevinst/sam-hickey-research-findings-on-effective-states-and-inclusive-development At the end of ESID's recent amazing three-day conference Duncan Green sat down with our Research Director, Sam Hickey, and asked
The rise of the economic technocracy in Rwanda: A case of a bureaucratic pocket of effectiveness or state-building prioritisation?
Working paper 120 Download pdf Benjamin Chemouni The Rwandan Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN) is recognised as the
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
WATCH: Leading ESID experts present main findings in Cape Town
16 April 2019 Leading experts Tim Kelsall, Sam Hickey and Brian Levy recently presented ESID's main findings at The Mandela
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
The politics of gender equity in the Global South
8 March 2019 Professor of Politics and expert on gender and institutions, Georgina Waylen, is a contributor to the forthcoming ESID
What are the limitations of working with the grain?
17/1/19 Brian Levy This post was first published on Brian's blog Working with the Grain When does
Profile of an ESID expert – Pritish Behuria
27 November 2018 Pritish Behuria is a Hallsworth Research Fellow at The Global Development Institute (GDI), The University of
PODCAST – The ESID Annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture with Prof Yuen Yuen Ang
12 November 2018 The 6th ESID Annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture was a fascinating one on how the
Summary of the ESID Annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture – How did the West get China wrong?
Professor Yuen Yuen Ang 31 October 2018 For decades, Western observers expected that as China’s economy liberalises
Globalised growth in largely agrarian contexts: the urban–rural divide
Working paper 101 Download pdf Anirudh Krishna The gulf in living standards is widening between cities and rural areas of
EVENT – Can industrialising countries go green?
Join us on 23rd May, 4.30 - 6.00 pm, G7 Lecture Theatre, Humanities Bridgeford Street Building
Is there a fiscal resource curse? Resource rents, fiscal capacity and political institutions
Working paper 96 Download pdf Tania Masi, Antonio Savoia and Kunal Sen While several studies have focused on the effect
Revisiting the developmental state – New SPERI paper
8 February 2018 Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) are pleased to announce a new SPERI paper edited by Matt