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Samuel Finer: A legacy of humanist political science

30 October 2015 By Pablo Yanguas. Serendipity is an often-neglected feature of academic life. Having moved to Manchester in order

The politics of governing oil effectively: A comparative study of two new oil-rich states in Africa
The politics of governing oil effectively: A comparative study of two new oil-rich states in Africa

Working paper 54 Download pdf Sam Hickey, Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, Angelo Izama and Giles Mohan Abstract The challenges facing developing countries

Spotlight on an ESID Researcher: Kojo Asante

29th October 2015  What is your background and how did you come to be at ESID? I first came to

1st Samuel Finer "Development of Government" conference

12 October 2015 By Pablo Yanguas. On 3 November,  ESID will co-host the first Samuel Finer "Development of Government" conference

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

The political economy of governance measurement

9 June 2015 By David Hulme, Debora Malito, Antonio Savoia and Gaby Umbach. Most scholars and policy-makers agree that the

The political economy of measuring state capacity and governance: Mapping transnational approaches and their production

Objective Given the immediate relevance for both the academic and the policy debate of the Post-2015 and Post-2030 development agendas,

Prof Gayatri Menon

Role Gayatri Menon is an Assistant Professor at the School of Development, Azim Premji University (Bengaluru, India), and an Honorary

Why such a commitment to public sector reform in Rwanda?

By Dr Benjamin Chemouni 17 February 2015 The case of public sector reforms in Rwanda is apparently exceptional. As mentioned

The Politics of Inclusive Development: Interrogating the Evidence

13 January 2015. Among those engaged in policy and planning of development, there is growing recognition that politics and institutions

Working with the grain: Brian Levy's visit to Manchester

21 November 2014 ESID and Brooks World Poverty Institute are hosting Brian Levy, professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS and the

The political settlement and economic growth in Cambodia

Working Paper 37 Download pdf Tim Kelsall and Seiha Heng Abstract Since 1960 many countries have experienced growth accelerations, but

The political settlement and economic growth in Cambodia

Working Paper 37 Download pdf Tim Kelsall and Seiha Heng Abstract Since 1960 many countries have experienced growth accelerations, but

Ideas, interests and the politics of development change in India: capitalism, inclusion and the state

7 August 2014. ESID's latest working paper investigates how ideas and beliefs held by India's elites - political, bureaucratic, business

Ideas, interests and the politics of development change in India: capitalism, inclusion and the state

Working Paper 36 Download pdf Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Michael Walton Abstract This paper offers an interpretation of India’s recent

‘They don’t want to work’ versus ‘They don’t want to provide work’: Seeking explanations for the decline of MGNREGA in Rajasthan’

16 July 2014. ESID's latest working paper explores the reasons behind the sharp decline in MGNREGA implementation in the Indian

There are no 'blank-slate policymakers': Mapping the elites of development

23 June 2014. By Pablo Yanguas and Antonio Savoia. Political and policy-making elites are at the centre of the challenges

Determinants of state capacity in developing economies

Objective This project aims to improve the current understanding of the structural conditions that underlie state capacity. It has a twofold

Dr Antonio Savoia

Role Antonio is a senior lecturer in Development Economics at The University of Manchester and a researcher with ESID. Research

Stanford workshop: Measuring State Quality

2 April 2014. By Kunal Sen. On 2-4 March 2014 the Stanford Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of

Governance as a Global Development Goal?

25 March 2014. There is increasing recognition that governance matters, to the point of considering it a desirable global development

Briefing: State capacity in the post-2015 agenda

12 March 2014. ESID's latest briefing paper argues that state capacity indicators should be an integral component of the post-2015