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Political settlement dynamics and the emergence and decline of bureaucratic pockets of effectiveness in Ghana

Download pdf Working paper 173 Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai This paper explores the factors that shape the performance trajectories of three relatively

Pockets of effectiveness, political settlements and technopols in Uganda: From state-building to regime survival

Download pdf Working paper 172 Sam Hickey, Badru Bukenya and Haggai Matsiko Uganda’s impressive levels of economic performance over much

Open access books make OUP’s top 10 titles
Open access books make OUP’s top 10 titles

We're thrilled that two of ESID's recent open access publications have made the Oxford University Press' top 10 economics books

The ‘new’ institutional politics of Ghana’s hydrocarbon governance

Download pdf Working paper 169 Kojo Asante, Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai and Giles Mohan Ghana’s discovery of oil in 2007 saw a

‘Holding against the tide’: Exploring the role of bureaucratic pockets of effectiveness in Kenya

Download pdf Working paper 168 Matthew Tyce This paper explores the factors that have influenced the performance of the Central

The political settlements dataset: An introduction with illustrative applications

Download working paper pdf Download political settlements dataset codebook pdf Working paper 165 Nicolai Schulz and Tim Kelsall The social

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

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 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

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