Who We Are
A global partnership
Led from The Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester, ESID has been a pioneering global partnership. We set out to strengthen the links between Northern and Southern research institutions, making sure that our work was informed by the best in-country knowledge and expertise, and attempting to level an international academic playing field which has so far privileged Northern authors.
Our collaborative research and institutional support has had a particular emphasis on facilitating access by senior Southern researchers to Northern peer-reviewed journals and publishers, and stimulating the fieldwork and writing capacity of promising young researchers. The ultimate goal was for Southern partners to develop independent capacity for the analysis of their countries’ most pressing development challenges.
Our research has covered 26 countries and we have 7 global research partners:
- Institute of Economic Growth, India
- Institute of Governance and Development, Bangladesh
- Chancellor College, The University of Malawi
- Centre for Democratic Development, Ghana
- Centre for International Development at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, United States
- Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice at the University of Cape Town
- Southern African Institute for Policy and Research, Zambia
Our multinational research network also included many valued research associates and reputed institutions from across the world: University of Dhaka; Jawaharlal Nehru University; Indian Statistical Institute (Delhi); Institute of Rural Management (Ahmedabad); National Institute of Urban Affairs (India); Cambodia Development Research Institute (CDRI); University of Sheffield; University of Sussex; University of Birmingham; School of Oriental and African Studies; The Open University, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals; Erasmus University – The Hague; Centre for Policy Dialogue; University of Zambia; Centre for Basic Research; Economic and Policy Research Centre; Makerere University (Uganda); Johns Hopkins University; Clark University; and International Development Research Centre – Ottawa.