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Spotlight on an ESID researcher: Daniel Appiah

7 December 2015 What is your background and how did you become involved in ESID? I did a degree in

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 majority of the world's poor are in school so why aren't they learning?

30 September 2015 ESID Researcher Lant Pritchett has written for The Guardian on the need for research into rapidly improving

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

High quality education for national development

28 May 2015 By David Hulme. [Reposted from Development at Manchester] Education is still considered a key strategy for reducing

Dr Tim Kelsall

Role Tim Kelsall is a Senior Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, and and Research Director for

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

Professor Brian Levy

Role Brian Levy  is Professor of the Practice of International Development, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in

Paths to development: Is there a Bangladesh surprise?

15 January 2015 [5 December 2014 original post]. By Niaz Asadullah and Antonio Savoia. Bangladesh’s economy has recorded remarkable economic

Regional inequality and spending on education in Ghana: A political settlements approach

15 September 2014 By Pablo Yanguas. ESID's latest working paper investigates why some of Ghana's regions have had greater access

Dr Vinothan Naidoo

Role Dr Vinothan Naidoo is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Administration at the University of Cape Town (SA).

Professor Robert Cameron

Role Robert Cameron is a professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Cape Town. He is

Dr Franklin Oduro

Role Franklin Oduro is Head of Research and Programmes, and Deputy Director at the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana),

Dr Mirza Hassan

Role Mirza Hassan is a political economist currently working as a Lead Researcher based at the BRAC Institute of Governance

The provision of basic education in South Africa: Institutional and political challenges

Objectives Describe the de facto patterns of the governance of the teaching resource (with specific attention to their differences from

Professor Sam Hickey

Role Sam Hickey is Professor of Politics and Development at the University of Manchester, and Joint Director of Research at

Education in competitive clientelist contexts: Bangladesh and Ghana

Objective This project explores the politics of securing higher levels of capacity and commitment to delivering improved quality schooling. Cases

Developmental states: a review of the literature

Working paper 3 Download pdf Laura Routley Abstract This paper conducts a review of the literature concerning developmental states, in

The politics of what works in service delivery: an evidence-based review

Working paper 6 Download pdf Claire Mcloughlin and Richard Batley Abstract This paper examines the evidence on the forms of