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Blog
Afghanistan 2021: A quickly made long tragedy

The tragedy for the Afghan people of the Taliban re-taking control of the country in August 2021 is the denouement of a process 20 years in the making...

Problem Driven Iterative Adaption State capacity
Working Paper
Clientelism and governance

Unlike much of the growing literature on political clientelism, this short paper contains mainly the author’s general reflections on the broad issues of governance (or mis-governance including corruption), democracy, and state capacity that cli...

vote-buying Clientelism Politics
Blog
Why countries best placed to handle the pandemic appear to have fared the worst

During the first year of the pandemic, it was wealthier countries, with their comparatively stronger health systems, civil services, legal systems and other public services, that suffered the highest rates of COVID-19...

COVID-19 Pandemic State
Working Paper
COVID-19 and the state

We expect effective state institutions to matter in a country’s ability to respond to crises...

COVID-19 Pandemic State
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Photo: © Jonathan Ernst/World Bank Sub-national institutional performance across Ghana’s districts and regions – variation and causes Ghana Institutional performance State capacity
Blog
Why should I care about economic growth?

Director of UNU-WIDER, Professor Kunal Sen is a world leading expert in development economics and led on ESID ’s research into economic growth...

Governance State capacity Structural transformation
Blog
Headline data suggests low-income states are coping better with the pandemic than high-income states. But is this true?

States with fragile state health systems have been commended for effective responses to the COVID-19 pandemic...

COVID-19 Capable states State capacity
Working Paper
The education sector in Mozambique: From access to epistemic quality in primary education

From the early days of national independence in 1975, the central aim of the educational policy in Mozambique has been to ensure that all school-age children have access to school and can remain there until they have completed their basic education...

State capacity Dependence Education
Working Paper
Is there a fiscal resource curse?: Resource rents, fiscal capacity, and political institutions in developing economies

States’ fiscal capacity plays a pivotal role in developing economies, but it is less clear what its determinants are or what explains cross-country differences. We focus on the impact of natural resources...

State capacity Fiscal capacity Resource curse
Project
UN Photo_Isaac Billy The state and statebuilding in the Global South – international and local interactions

Theme: Transforming states

Building State Capabilities State capacity Aid effectiveness
Project
UN Photo_Kibae Park How do effective states emerge?

Theme: Transforming states

Building State Capabilities State capacity Inclusive growth
Journal Article
What determines administrative capacity in developing countries?

Part of Journal Special Issue Public economics and development action

State capacity Administrative capacity Public finance management
Book Chapter
East Asia

From the book: Asian Transformations

State capacity Growth
Working Paper
Escaping the periphery: The East Asian ‘mystery’ solved

Few non-western countries have reached the general prosperity of Western Europe and North America in the past two centuries...

State capacity Growth
Working Paper
What determines administrative capacity in developing countries?

While it is recognized that effective state institutions are pivotal for economic development, it is not well understood what their origins are and what explains their cross-country differences...

State capacity Administrative capacity Public finance management
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