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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

Dominating Dhaka

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?
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

Vidushi Bahaguna Reports from The Development in the Face of Global Inequalities Conference, IBEI

    Vidushi Bahaguna 31 May 2017       The ‘Development in the Face of Global Inequalities’ conference held

The Politics of Inclusive Development – ESID book is now open access
The Politics of Inclusive Development – ESID book is now open access

10 January 2017 The Politics of Inclusive Development was recently described by Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development, emerita,