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The political economy of automotive industry development policy in middle income countries: A comparative analysis of Egypt, India, South Africa and Turkey

Working paper 143 Download pdf Anthony Black, Pallavi Roy, Amirah El-Haddad and Kamil Yilmaz This paper examines the political economy of development policy

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

EVENT – Discussion on ESID's findings at University of Cape Town

If you are able to be in Cape Town this Thursday, don't miss the opportunity to join our leading researchers, Prof

Elaborate scaffolding, weak foundations: Business–government relations and economic reform in democratic South Africa

Working paper 105 Download pdf Alan Hirsch and Brian Levy This paper explores the evolution of the business–government dimensions of

The politics and governance of basic education – drilling into the details
The politics and governance of basic education – drilling into the details

18 September 2018 Lead editor of new open access book on how politics influences learning outcomes in South Africa, Brian Levy

Spotlight on an ESID expert – Vinothan Naidoo

20 December 2017 Vinothan Naidoo is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Administration at the University of Cape Town. He

School governance in a fragmented political and bureaucratic environment: Case studies from South Africa’s Eastern Cape province

Working paper 84 Download pdf Brian Levy and Lawule Shumane This paper explores governance dynamics in four case study schools

The governance of basic education in the Eastern Cape

Working paper 83 Download pdf Zukiswa Kota, Monica Hendricks, Eric Matambo and Vinothan Naidoo The Eastern Cape province experienced extensive

South Africa’s crisis: Calling things by their true name

  20 April 2017 Brian Levy warns that the magnitude of what is at stake in the current crisis in South

Leadership, stakeholders and learner performance in four Western Cape schools

Working paper 61 Download pdf Ursula Hoadley, Brian Levy, Lawule Shumane and Shelly Wilburn Abstract This paper explores some micro-level

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

Managing for performance in South African basic education

Prof Robert Cameron and Dr Vinothan Naidoo 12 October 2016 Bridging the gap between improving access to primary and secondary

The potential and limits of performance management: Improving basic education in the Western Cape

Working paper 62 Download pdf Robert Cameron and Brian Levy The focus of this paper is on the management and

When a ‘ruling alliance’ and public sector governance meet: Managing for performance in South African basic education

Working paper 60 Download pdf Robert Cameron and Vinothan Naidoo Abstract This paper is one of a series of ESID

Governance and inequality: Benchmarking and interpreting South Africa’s evolving political settlement

Working paper 51 Download pdf Brian Levy, Alan Hirsch and Ingrid Woolard Abstract Has South Africa’s political settlement provided a

Professor Brian Levy

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

Dr Vinothan Naidoo

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

Prof Alan Hirsch

Role Alan Hirsch is a Professor and Director of the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice at the University

Professor Jeremy Seekings

Role Jeremy Seekings is Professor of Political Studies and Sociology and Director at the Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR)

Professor Robert Cameron

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

What have academics to offer to the challenge of equity, justice and inclusion?

13 May 2014. By Diana Mitlin. After three-and-a-half days of sitting in central Cape Town, what have I learnt about a

ESID Mid-Term Workshop: Live blogging from Cape Town

27 April 2014. By Pablo Yanguas. Over 40 ESID researchers have converged on Cape Town in the last 24 hours.