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School governance in a fragmented political and bureaucratic environment: Case studies from South Africa’s Eastern Cape province

Working paper 84 Download pdf Brian Levy and Lawule Shumane This paper explores governance dynamics in four case study schools

The governance of basic education in the Eastern Cape

Working paper 83 Download pdf Zukiswa Kota, Monica Hendricks, Eric Matambo and Vinothan Naidoo The Eastern Cape province experienced extensive

Tim Williams' education in Rwanda research published in World Development

Congratulations to ESID researcher Tim Williams, whose paper, 'The political economy of primary education: Lessons from Rwanda', has been published

Spotlight on an ESID expert – Naomi Hossain

    11 May 2017 ESID and IDS researcher Naomi Hossain on her passion for development research, linking climate change

Big media for BIGD event in Bangladesh

2 March 2017 Our recent policy workshop with leading Bangladesh experts on growth, education, health and women's empowerment has received

Unpacking the ‘Bangladesh paradox’: the politics of inclusive economic and social development

  Dr Mathilde Maitrot 22 February 2017 Global Challenge Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathilde Maitrot reports from the ESID and BIGD

The politics of negotiating gender equity in Bangladesh
The politics of negotiating gender equity in Bangladesh

Working paper 76 Download pdf Sohela Nazneen and Rezwan Masud In Bangladesh there is a paradox when it comes to securing

Leadership, stakeholders and learner performance in four Western Cape schools

Working paper 61 Download pdf Ursula Hoadley, Brian Levy, Lawule Shumane and Shelly Wilburn Abstract This paper explores some micro-level

The politics and governance of basic education: A tale of two South African provinces

Working paper 67 Download pdf Brian Levy, Robert Cameron, Ursula Hoadley and Vinothan Naidoo This paper synthesises the findings of

Managing for performance in South African basic education

Prof Robert Cameron and Dr Vinothan Naidoo 12 October 2016 Bridging the gap between improving access to primary and secondary

Inclusion as political mobilisation: The political economy of quality education initiatives in Uganda

Working paper 65 Download pdf Anne Mette Kjær and Nansozi K. Muwanga Uganda has been successful in broadening access to

Why is the quality of children's education in Rwanda surprisingly low?

Dr Tim Williams 24 August 2016 When it comes to children’s education in Rwanda, the government is oriented towards action:

Oriented towards action: The political economy of primary education in Rwanda

Working paper 64 Download pdf Timothy P. Williams When it comes to the delivery of services to the poor, politics

The potential and limits of performance management: Improving basic education in the Western Cape

Working paper 62 Download pdf Robert Cameron and Brian Levy The focus of this paper is on the management and

When a ‘ruling alliance’ and public sector governance meet: Managing for performance in South African basic education

Working paper 60 Download pdf Robert Cameron and Vinothan Naidoo Abstract This paper is one of a series of ESID

The political economy of primary education reform in Cambodia

Working paper 58 Download pdf Tim Kelsall, Sothy Khieng, Chuong Chantha and Tieng Tek Muy Abstract This paper examines the

Naomi Hossain

Role Naomi Hossain is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex, UK,

Spotlight on an ESID researcher: Franklin Oduro

15 April 2016 What is your educational background? I am a political scientist by training. My first degree was in

What are our findings on Ghana?

    Anna Webster 13 April 2016   So the ESID team are back in Manchester following a great week

How politics shapes the quality of education in Ghana

Briefing No. 17 Allocation of resources in Ghana's  education sector plays a political as well as a developmental role. Education is

In it to win it? How powerful political elites manipulate education resources in Ghana

11 January 2016    ESID's Abdul Gafaru Abdulai and Sam Hickey have just published their article on Ghana's political settlement

Dr Timothy Williams

Role Dr Timothy Williams is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education; Adjunct Professor in Global