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ESID research published in World Development

13 January 2020 Congratulations to ESID researchers, Vasudha Chhottray, Anindita Adhikari and Vidushi Bahuguna, whose pioneering ESID research has been published

Professor Catherine Boone gives final Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture as it is handed over to York

25 November 2019 ESID recently hosted the final lecture in The Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture series. Set up to honour

EVENT – The ESID Annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture with Professor Catherine Boone

 30th October 2019 ESID and the Global Development Institute are delighted to be welcoming Professor Catherine Boone, Professor of Comparative

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

WATCH – Abdul Gafaru Abdulai and Badru Bukenya's reflections on the DSA Conference

2 July 2018 ESID researchers Abdul Gafaru Abdulai and Badru Bukenya presented a fascinating paper on the political economy of

DSA Conference Panel – Studying spatial inequalities through critical political junctures

25 June 2018 Vasudha Chhotray and Anindita Adhikari This week we are excited to bring together a panel of new

The Development Studies Association Conference, Manchester – 27 – 29 June 2018

18 June 2018 A number of ESID academics are convening panels and giving papers at this year's Development Studies Association

WATCH: Sarah Nandudu on the factors behind TSUPU's success

Sarah Nandudu, Vice President at National Slum Dwellers Federation, Uganda, identifies key factors behind the success of ESID's Transforming Settlements

Has Chhattisgarh done better than Jharkhand in promoting inclusive development? A political settlements analysis of two newly created mineral rich Indian states

Briefing No. 18 This briefing presents research on the two newly created Indian states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, which have both

Researcher spotlight: William Muhumuza

8 May 2015. Role Professor William Muhumuza is a researcher for ESID working on the politics of regional inequality in sub-Saharan

Understanding the politics of inequality

23 February 2015 By Sam Hickey, Sophie King and Sarah Hunt History has much to tell us about the politics of inequality, but

Professor William Muhumuza

Role William Muhumuza is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences at Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda). Research With

The politics of regional inequality in sub-Saharan Africa: Insights from Ghana and Uganda

Objectives This project aims to deepen our understanding of the structural underpinnings of spatial inequality from a comparative perspective. It

The politics of regional inequality in Ghana: State elites, donors and PRSPs

Working paper 41 Download pdf Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai and David Hulme Abstract Through an analysis of Ghana’s HIPC Fund, which was

Regional inequality and spending on education in Ghana: A political settlements approach

15 September 2014 By Pablo Yanguas. ESID's latest working paper investigates why some of Ghana's regions have had greater access

Dr Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai

Role Abdul-Gafaru is a lecturer at the Department of Public Administration, University of Ghana Business School. He is also an

Rethinking spatial inequalities in development: The primacy of politics and power relations

Working paper 29 Download pdf Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai Abstract This paper offers a political explanation to the problem of spatial inequality

A dynamic mapping of the political settlement in Ghana

Working paper No. 28 Download pdf Franklin Oduro, Mohammed Awal and Maxwell Agyei Ashon Abstract Ghana displays a number of

Natural resource extraction and the possibilities of inclusive development: Politics across space and time
Natural resource extraction and the possibilities of inclusive development: Politics across space and time

Working paper 21 Download pdf Anthony Bebbington Abstract This paper addresses institutional and political relationships that govern the interactions between

State capacity and inclusive development: new challenges and directions

Working paper 2 Download pdf Matthias vom Hau Abstract This paper takes stock of recent advancements in the literature on