Political settlement dynamics and the emergence and decline of bureaucratic pockets of effectiveness in Ghana
Download pdf Working paper 173 Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai This paper explores the factors that shape the performance trajectories of three relatively
State capacity building in Zambia amidst shifting political coalitions and ideologies
Download pdf Working paper 171 Caesar Cheelo and Marja Hinfelaar This paper summarises research on the ‘pocket of effectiveness’ (POE)
The ‘new’ institutional politics of Ghana’s hydrocarbon governance
Download pdf Working paper 169 Kojo Asante, Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai and Giles Mohan Ghana’s discovery of oil in 2007 saw a
The politics of power and natural gas in Tanzania: How political settlement dynamics shapes deals in a ‘new oil’ country
Working paper 149 Download pdf Peter Bofin, Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen and Thabit Jacob While research suggests that the rise in global
Gender equitable change and the place of informal networks in Uganda’s legislative policy reforms
Working paper 134 Download pdf Josephine Ahikire and Amon A. Mwiine Uganda has had an uneven history and experience around
The challenge of sustaining a professional civil service amidst shifting political coalitions: The case of the Ministry of Finance in Zambia, 1991-2018
Working paper 122 Download pdf Marja Hinfelaar and Justine Sichone Zambia experienced a decade of strong economic growth from 2004
The interplay of ideas, institutional innovations and organisational structures: Insights from group farming in India
Working paper 116 Download pdf Bina Agarwal An innovative development programme requires ideas at multiple stages, from conception to implementation.
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
Transitions between growth episodes: Do institutions matter and do some institutions matter more?
Working paper 99 Download pdf Selim Raihan, Sabyasachi Kar and Kunal Sen This paper examines the institutional and political determinants of the
Understanding the contribution of the BSUP (JNNURM) to inclusive cities in India
Working paper 97 Download pdf Sundar Burra, Diana Mitlin and Gayatri Menon with Indu Agarwal, Preeti Banarse, Sharmila Gimonkar, Maria Lobo, Sheela Patel,
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
Poverty reduction during 1990-2013: Did Millennium Development Goals adoption and state capacity matter?
Working paper 93 Download pdf M. Niaz Asadullah and Antonio Savoia While poverty reduction remains central in the Post-2015 Agenda,
Do economic institutions matter for growth episodes?
Working paper 92 Download pdf Sabyasachi Kar, Selim Raihan and Kunal Sen An increasingly large literature on the empirics of economic
World Bank: Strengthening governance top-of-mind for opinion leaders
In a recent blog for the World Bank Jing Guo, a member of the group's Public Opinion Research Group, outlines the
Mining, political settlements and inclusive development in Peru
Working paper 79 Download pdf Cynthia Sanborn, Tania Ramírez and Verónica Hurtado This paper examines how economic and political factors have influenced
Competitive clientelism and the politics of core public sector reform in Ghana
Working paper 82 Download pdf Daniel Appiah and Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai Although Ghana has implemented several donor-sponsored public sector reforms (PSRs)
Democracy versus dictatorship? The political determinants of growth episodes
Working paper 70 Download pdf Kunal Sen, Lant Pritchett, Sabyasachi Kar and Selim Raihan In contrast to previous literature, which
EVENT: State-business relations in development seminar
ESID are linking up with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) for a one-day workshop at the National Council For Voluntary
LISTEN: Nic van de Walle at Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture
The audio of last week's annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture is now available online. Listen below to what was a great
WATCH: Nic van de Walle at Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture
The annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture took place yesterday, with a great lecture by Cornell University professor and leading expert
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
LISTEN: Subhasish Dey asks 'Is partisan alignment electorally rewarding?'
ESID researcher Subhasish Dey recently delivered the below presentation, 'Is partisan alignment electorally rewarding? Evidence from village council elections in India'