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Back to the Big Question: Effective Institutions and Growth in Developing Countries

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Featuring
Samuel Hickey
Co-Research Director, Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, and Professor of Politics and Development, University of Manchester

David Hulme
CEO, Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, University of Manchester

Lant Pritchett
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, and Professor of the Practice of International Development, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

Kunal Sen
Co-Research Director, Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, and Professor of Development Economics, University of Manchester

Pablo Yanguas
Research Associate, Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre

Hosted by
Michael Clemens
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

New research from CGD and ESID takes us back to the big questions in development: how do developing countries build effective institutions, and what does this mean for growth and development? Join us for an event featuring three insightful papers that examine issues key to understanding the drivers of growth and development. “Thinking About the Politics of Inclusive Development: Towards a relational approach”, examines the ways that politics shape development; “Trillions Gained and Lost: Estimating the magnitude of growth episodes” develops new techniques for measuring the total magnitude of growth episodes; and “Donors, Development Agencies and the use of Political Economic Analysis: Getting to grips with the politics of development?” explores the ways that the politics and political economy of donor institutions impact aid effectiveness. Brief presentations of the papers will be followed by panel discussion.

The Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (ESID) is a network of researchers and policy partners in Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, the UK, the USA and other countries. ESID researchers – from a range of disciplines - are working together to investigate what kinds of politics help to secure inclusive development and how these can be promoted. ESID is a 6 year research programme funded by the UK’s Department for International Development and led from the University of Manchester in the UK. The key questions the centre is exploring include: What capacities enable states to help deliver inclusive development? What shapes elite commitment to delivering inclusive development? Under what conditions do developmental forms of state capacity and elite commitment emerge and become sustained? In particular, what is the role of power relations and ideas?

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