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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

Pockets of effectiveness, political settlements and technopols in Uganda: From state-building to regime survival

Download pdf Working paper 172 Sam Hickey, Badru Bukenya and Haggai Matsiko Uganda’s impressive levels of economic performance over much

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 political settlements dataset: An introduction with illustrative applications

Download working paper pdf Download political settlements dataset codebook pdf Download dataset introduction paper, country-year coder-level dataset and the core

The politics of distributing social protection in Bangladesh: Insights from the Primary Education Stipends Project (Phase 3)

Download pdf Working paper 164 Naomi Hossain In 2016, a conditional cash transfer programme that had been assisting targeted poor

Zambia Revenue Authority professional performance amidst structural constraints, 1994-2019

Working paper 158 Download pdf Caesar Cheelo and Marja Hinfelaar The objective of this paper is to understand the RRA’s

Revenue extraction is not enough: The ambiguous effectiveness of the Rwandan Revenue Authority

Working paper 157 Download pdf Benjamin Chemouni The objective of this paper is to understand the RRA’s relatively high, and

The political economy of health insurance enrolment in Ethiopia: Party, state and the quest for universal health coverage

Working paper 156 Download pdf Tom Lavers Many developing countries are considering insurance as a means of pursuing universal health

The distributional politics of social transfers in Kenya

Working paper 155 Download pdf Alesha Porisky This paper examines the politics of distributing social transfers across four diverse counties

Gender equitable policy reforms in Bangladesh: The role of informal networks and practices

Working paper 154 Download pdf Maheen Sultan and Pragyna Mahpara This paper explores the way power operates in a gendered

What is political settlements analysis?
What is political settlements analysis?

14 September 2020 ESID experts Tim Kelsall and Sam Hickey provide a clear and essential guide to political settlements analysis.

Bank of Zambia’s autonomy amidst political turnovers in Zambia

Working paper 153 Download pdf Caesar Cheelo and Marja Hinfelaar This working paper analyses the role of Zambia’s central bank,

The political economy of central bank effectiveness: The case of National Bank of Rwanda Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper 9

The politics of shelter: Understanding outcomes in three African cities

Working paper 145 Download pdf Diana Mitlin This paper analyses the politics of shelter provision in three African cities, focusing

Political settlements and the implementation of maternal health policy in the developing world: A comparative case study of Rwanda, Ghana, Uganda and Bangladesh

Working paper 137 Download pdf Tim Kelsall Maternal health, and in particular the issue of reducing maternal mortality, has been

Cities and dominance: Urban strategies for political settlement maintenance and change – Zambia case study

Working paper 136 Download pdf Marja Hinfelaar, Danielle Resnick and Sishuwa Sishuwa This paper tracks how the Patriotic Front (PF)

Control the capital: Cities and political dominance

Working paper 135 Download pdf Tom Goodfellow David Jackman As optimism about the ‘third wave’ of democratisation has waned in

The politics of central banking in Kenya: Balancing political and developmental interests

Working paper 130 Download pdf Matthew Tyce This paper analyses the performance of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) in

Pockets of effectiveness: The contributions of critical political economy and state theory

Working paper 118 Download pdf Giles Mohan The pockets of effectiveness (PoEs) debates and political settlements literature are rooted in

Governing Extractive Industries book launches at Oxfam America

17 April 2019 Professor Anthony Bebbington Having somebody else explain to you what your book is about is both a

WATCH: Leading ESID experts present main findings in Cape Town

16 April 2019 Leading experts Tim Kelsall, Sam Hickey and Brian Levy recently presented ESID's main findings at The Mandela