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The Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) Research Centre is a global partnership investigating the kinds of politics that promote development.

Funded by DFID, our research spans 16 countries and we have research partners in Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, and USA.

ESID is deepening the understanding of governance in the developing world in ways that impact on policies and practices so that people’s lives and livelihood are improved.

We are led from The Global Development Institute (GDI), Europe’s largest global poverty and inequality institute.