Download pdf Working paper 171 Caesar Cheelo and Marja Hinfelaar This paper summarises research on the ‘pocket of effectiveness’ (POE)
The politics of state capacity in post-genocide Rwanda: ‘Pockets of effectiveness’ as state-building prioritisations?
Download pdf Working paper 170 Benjamin Chemouni The paper analyses pockets of effectiveness (PoEs) – public organisations that function better
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Dr Marja Hinfelaar, SAIPAR Associate Professor Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, University of Ghana Dr Badru Bukenya, Makerere University Chair: Professor Sam Hickey,
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
Working paper 155 Download pdf Alesha Porisky This paper examines the politics of distributing social transfers across four diverse counties
State infrastructural power and social transfers: The local politics of distribution and delivering ‘progress’ in Ethiopia
Working paper 147 Download pdf Tom Lavers This paper examines the politics of implementing the PSNP in Ethiopia. The PSNP
Resource nationalism: Enabler or spoiler of pockets of effectiveness in ‘new oil’ Tanzania’s petroleum sector?
Working paper 144 Download pdf Rasmus Pedersen, Thabit Jacob and Peter Bofin A great deal of attention has been paid
13 January 2020 Congratulations to ESID researchers, Vasudha Chhottray, Anindita Adhikari and Vidushi Bahuguna, whose pioneering ESID research has been published
The politics of state capacity and development in Africa: Reframing and researching ‘pockets of effectiveness’
Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper 1 Download pdf Sam Hickey The role of bureaucratic ‘pockets of effectiveness’ (PoEs) in driving
9 August 2019 Lant Pritchett This post was first published on Harvard's State Capacity Blog. In the book
The rise of the economic technocracy in Rwanda: A case of a bureaucratic pocket of effectiveness or state-building prioritisation?
Working paper 120 Download pdf Benjamin Chemouni The Rwandan Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN) is recognised as the
Working paper 123 Download pdf Sabyasachi Kar, Lant Pritchett, Spandan Roy and Kunal Sen The World Bank’s Doing Business reports
The shifting fortunes of the economic technocracy in Uganda: Caught between state-building and regime survival?
Working paper 121 Download pdf Badru Bukenya and Sam Hickey Uganda’s impressive levels of economic growth over most of the
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
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10th October 2018 Antonio Savoia and M. Niaz Asadullah Can poverty be eradicated is the biggest question for development.
20 September 2018 An article in World Development based on an ESID working paper on poverty reduction and the MDGs
Working paper 97 Download pdf Sundar Burra, Diana Mitlin and Gayatri Menon with Indu Agarwal, Preeti Banarse, Sharmila Gimonkar, Maria Lobo, Sheela Patel,
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,
Working paper 92 Download pdf Sabyasachi Kar, Selim Raihan and Kunal Sen An increasingly large literature on the empirics of economic
In a recent blog for the World Bank Jing Guo, a member of the group's Public Opinion Research Group, outlines the