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How women matter in making change
How women matter in making change

To mark International Women's Day, Professor Sohela Nazneen presents the key findings of ESID's work on women's empowerment. You need

WEBINAR – The politics of building state capacity in Africa: What role for ‘pockets of effectiveness’?

Dr Marja Hinfelaar, SAIPAR Associate Professor Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, University of Ghana Dr Badru Bukenya, Makerere University Chair: Professor Sam Hickey,

WEBINAR with Sohela Nazneen – Gatekeepers and gamechangers: How do women matter in making change?
WEBINAR with Sohela Nazneen – Gatekeepers and gamechangers: How do women matter in making change?

Using case studies from research conducted in Nepal, Bangladesh and Uganda, this webinar reveals how powerful women are critical actors

The politics of building effective water utilities in the Global South: A case of NWSC Uganda

Working paper 152 Download pdf Badru Bukenya Although most public water utilities in developing countries perform poorly, some have achieved

Carrot, stick and statute: Elite strategies and contested dominance in Kampala

Working paper 146 Download pdf Nansozi K. Muwanga, Paul I. Mukwaya and Tom GoodfellowAlthough Yoweri Museveni’s National Resistance Movement (NRM)

What’s driven Uganda’s Public Water Corporation’s inadequate response to the Covid-19 crisis?

18 May 2020 Badru Bukenya The global message on frequent 20 second handwashing to stem the spread of Covid-19 has

NEW OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL ARTICLE: The politics of promoting social cash transfers in Uganda: The potential and pitfalls of 'thinking and working politically'

          16 March 2020 Sam Hickey and Badru Bukenya have published on their research into the

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

On Uganda’s 'long march' to first oil and the missing billions in the oil fund

    10 March 2020 Angelo Izama   Recently a government minister, Hon. David Bahati, claimed that money in early

Gender equitable change and the place of informal networks in Uganda’s legislative policy reforms

Working paper 134 Download pdf Josephine Ahikire and Amon A. Mwiine Uganda has had an uneven history and experience around

The politics of governing oil after ‘best-practice’ reforms: Can ‘pockets of effectiveness’ survive within Uganda’s political settlement?

Working paper 128 Download pdf Sam Hickey Angelo Izama Uganda is frequently lauded for adopting a rules-based approach to oil

The shifting fortunes of the economic technocracy in Uganda: Caught between state-building and regime survival?

Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper 5 Download pdf Badru Bukenya and Sam Hickey Uganda’s impressive levels of economic growth over

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 politics of gender equity in the Global South

8 March 2019 Professor of Politics and expert on gender and institutions, Georgina Waylen, is a contributor to the forthcoming ESID

Professor Anne Mette Kjær

Role Anne Mette Kjær is a Professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. She is currently coordinating

Prof Sam Hickey on The UN Global Dispatches Podcast – How countries can avoid the resource curse
Prof Sam Hickey on The UN Global Dispatches Podcast – How countries can avoid the resource curse

 12 February 2018 Our Research Director, Professor Sam Hickey, is this week featured on The UN Global Dispatches Podcast. He talks

Political settlements and the delivery of maternal health services in rural Uganda
Political settlements and the delivery of maternal health services in rural Uganda

Working paper 113 Download pdf Badru Bukenya and Frederick Golooba-Mutebi Technical questions, such as systems development and management; governance, the

PODCAST – An interview with Sophie King on the process of researching urban poverty in Uganda

Read the working paper on this research here.

State-movement partnership in Uganda: Co-producing an enabling environment for urban poverty reduction?

Working paper 98 Download pdf Sophie King and Peter Kasaija An increasing body of knowledge is emerging about the ways in

Public sector reform in Africa: Understanding the paths and politics of change

Briefing No. 28 This briefing explores why some states in Africa seem to be stuck in a spiral of corruption

Varieties of state-building in Africa: Elites, ideas and the politics of public sector reform

Working paper 89 Download pdf Pablo Yanguas Why do some states in Africa seem to be stuck in a spiral

The politics of core public sector reform in Uganda: Behind the façade

Working paper 85 Download pdf Badru Bukenya and William Muhumuza The Ugandan state presents an interesting puzzle for the advocates of