Global Development Institute Blog

Each month we bring you the latest publications from the researchers at the Global Development Institute.


Kunal Sen has published a new book with Sabyasachi Kar: The Political Economy of India’s Growth Episodes

David Lawson, David Hulme and Lawrence Ado-Kofie have published a new edited volume: What Works for Africa’s Poorest



Bina Agarwal has published ‘Do Farmers Really Like Farming? Indian Farmers in Transition’ in Oxford Development Studies with Akush Agrawal

Rory Horner published in Geography Compass: Beyond facilitator? State roles in global value chains and global production networks


GDI Working Paper Series

Rory Horner co-authored a GDI working paper with David Hulme: Converging divergence? Unpacking the new geography of 21st century global development


Other working papers

Richard Heeks co-authored Exploring Big Data for Development: An Electricity Sector Case Study from India with Ritam Sengupta, Sumandro Chattapadhyay and GDI alumnus Christopher Foster

Tom Lavers has a published three ESID working papers, the latest on Social protection in an aspiring ‘developmental state’: The political drivers of Ethiopia’s PSNP

Sam Hickey and Kate Pruce co-authored ESID working paper on The politics of promoting social protection in Zambia

And Thomas Frederiksen’s ESID working paper looked at Corporate social responsibility and political settlements in the mining sector in Ghana, Zambia and Peru