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Geographies of urban dominance: The politics of Harare’s periphery

Download pdf Working paper 162 JoAnn McGregor and Kudzai Chatiza This paper examines how Zimbabwe’s ruling party ZANU(PF) sought to

Zambia’s response to COVID-19 Part 3: Rising infections and falling confidence amidst increased authoritarianism
Zambia’s response to COVID-19 Part 3: Rising infections and falling confidence amidst increased authoritarianism

Our ESID Zambia experts reveal the latest developments in the political response to Covid-19 in Zambia In a provocative piece in

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

The politics of central banking in Kenya: Balancing political and developmental interests Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper 7 Download pdf

The political economy of central bank effectiveness: The case of National Bank of Rwanda Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper 9

The Kenyan National Treasury: A ‘pocket of effectiveness’ curtailed Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper 8 Download pdf Matthew Tyce This paper

Who should get what, how and why? DFID and the transnational politics of social cash transfers

Working paper 131 Download pdf Sam Hickey Jeremy Seekings The proliferation of social cash transfers (SCTs) across much of Africa

The challenge of sustaining a professional civil service amidst shifting political coalitions: The case of the Ministry of Finance in

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

  The rise of the economic technocracy in Rwanda: A case of a bureaucratic pocket of effectiveness or state-building prioritisation?

The politics of bureaucratic ‘pockets of effectiveness’: Insights from Ghana’s Ministry of Finance Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper 3 Download

Pockets of effectiveness: The contributions of critical political economy and state theory Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper 2 Download pdf

The politics of state capacity and development in Africa: Reframing and researching ‘pockets of effectiveness’ Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper

The persistent challenges of development in Rwanda

18 April 2019 Pritish Behuria This article appeared in a special edition of The East African for #Kwibuka25 in commemoration

Professor Ursula Hoadley

Role Ursula Hoadley is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Cape Town. She works

NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK – Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South: The Politics of Domestic Violence Policy
NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK – Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South: The Politics of Domestic Violence Policy

12 March 2019 "This book provides exciting new ways of thinking about how women’s rights policy change occurs in the Global

Mohammed Awal

Role Mohammed Awal is a research analyst, and social accountability programming team lead at the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development

Profile of an ESID expert – Pritish Behuria

  27 November 2018 Pritish Behuria is a Hallsworth Research Fellow at The Global Development Institute (GDI), The University of

How did the West get China wrong? Annual ESID Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture by Professor Yuen Yuen Ang

17 October 2018 ESID together with the Global Development Institute is delighted to be welcoming Dr Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate

EVENT IN GHANA – Symposium on the future of dams

5 June 2018 Our Ghanaian friends and colleagues or anyone in Ghana on June 11th, join us for an important

Dr M. Niaz Asadullah

Role Dr M. Niaz Asadullah is Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, and a Visiting

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