Researching the politics of development


Mass movements and government commitment to inclusive development

Objectives The primary aim of this project is to develop a database of mass movements and their characteristics. There are

Developing the guts of a GUT (Grand Unified Theory): Elite commitment and inclusive growth

Working paper 16 Download pdf Lant Pritchett and Eric Werker Abstract Two key unanswered questions in theories of growth are

The political economy of implementing the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in India

Working paper 15 Download pdf Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay Abstract This paper focuses on four selected questions. (1) How does local political

China in Africa: Impacts and prospects for accountable development

Working paper 12 Download pdf Giles Mohan Abstract China is the major ‘new’ player in Africa and impacts on development

Delivering effective social assistance: does politics matter?

Working paper 9 Download pdf Armando Barrientos and Sony Pellissery Abstract The paper examines the significance of politics in the

The politics of rule of law systems in developmental states: 'political settlements' as a basis for promoting effective justice institutions for marginalized groups

Working paper 8 Download pdf Deval Desai and Michael Woolcock Abstract The rule of law (ROL), although an “essentially contested

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 political dynamics of economic growth

Working paper 5 Download pdf Kunal Sen Abstract This paper is an assessment of what we know about the political

The politics of aid revisited: a review of evidence on state capacity and elite commitment

Working paper 7 Download pdf Arjan de Haan, Ward Warmerdam Abstract Based on a systematic review of the impacts of