The Project

This research project was made possible thanks to generous funding from the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) grant ES/L012375/1.

The project is hosted at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford in 2015-18, and led by Emily Jones, Ngaire Woods (BSG), and Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School).



Many scholars and policymakers from around the world have helped the team, providing insight and feedback at a series of workshops and events. In particular, we would like to thank Chris Adam, Catherine Boone, Charles Enoch, Odd-Helge Fjellstad, Michael Fuchs, Stephany Griffith-Jones, Ricardo Gottschalk, Peter Lewis, Kate Meagher, Victor Murinde, Mthuli Ncube, Stefano Pagliari, Andrew Walter, and Jonathan Ward for their valuable contributions. Vijay Kumar, Max Lyssewski, Mike Norton, Katherine Tyson, and Nina Obermeier provided highly valuable research assistance. We thank Reija Fanous and Emma Burnett for excellent administrative and communications support. All errors remain our sole responsibility.