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How do political institutions affect fiscal capacity? Explaining taxation in developing economies

Working paper 59 Download pdf Roberto Ricciuti, Antonio Savoia and Kunal Sen Abstract A central aspect of institutional development in

New book: Making the State Work

4 August 2015 Professor David Hulme, ESID's CEO, introduces this new edition of Governance, Management and Development: Making the State

Making political analysis useful: Adjusting and scaling

Briefing No. 12 This briefing encourages aid organisations interested in political analysis to start small and be pragmatic, devoting political-economy

Clues to a better governance agenda?

05 March 2015 By Sam Hickey David Booth’s recent blog on ‘Five myths about governance and development’ raised a number

The political economy of economic growth in India, 1993-2013

Download pdf Kunal Sen, Sabyasachi Kar and Jagadish Prasad Sahu Abstract We examine the political economy causes of India’s growth

Researching the politics of natural resource extraction: A new conceptual and methodological approach

Briefing No. 9 Research Framing Paper No. 3 Significant natural resource finds in developing countries present opportunities for growth and

Researching the politics of gender: A new conceptual and methodological approach

Briefing No. 7 Research Framing Paper No. 1 A significant gap exists between the political settlements literature and the mainstream

The political economy determinants of economic growth in Malawi

Working Paper 40 Download pdf Jonathan Said and Khwima Singini Abstract Since independence Malawi has failed to translate initial periods

Post-conflict pacts and inclusive political settlements: institutional perspectives from Solomon Islands

Working Paper 39 Download pdf David Craig and Doug Porter Abstract Political settlements and pacts now feature prominently in donor

Putting the spring back into the Indian economy

17 June 2014. By Sabyasachi Kar. (This post first appeared on The Hindu on 10 June 2014). Reviving growth and

Women and constitutional reform: is a seat at the table enough?

12 June 2014. By Georgina Waylen. Georgina Waylen looks at the role women play in transitions to democracy and the

Learning from the past: the South Korean case

3 June 2014 By Kate Pruce. Hosted by the Brooks World Poverty Institute, in collaboration with UNRISD and the Korean

Closing the gap between form and function: a new approach to institutional reform in Uganda

Briefing No. 2 Uganda is a public sector reform leader in Africa. Over the last three decades the country has