Find out about some of the ongoing research projects at the School. These may be core funded or externally funded, and range from extensive, long term collaborations requiring fieldwork and data analysis to more individual areas of work.
This new project is an action-research project in collaboration with the health and care services in Durham (UK), who make local decision on how resources are spent.
Can a psychological intervention enhance the effectiveness of anti-poverty programmes such as cash transfers?
Investigating integrity in public institutions
Investigating how, and how well, spending control worked.
Understanding the contextual factors that shape the outcomes of transnational climate governance.
Bringing together researchers from six Oxford departments to look at the current economic, social, and political governance challenges for sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in terms of decisio
Preliminary steps towards establishing a community of researchers on public finance and public management in developing countries.
Providing the first general theory of how trust and distrust condition our obligations – to each other and government.
There is a growing sentiment that trust in corporations (along with government) is currently in free-fall. However, what does this mean? Why it is important? And what might be done in response?
Cities that Work is a new International Growth Centre initiative that builds on our work to translate economic research and practical insight into clear urban policy guidance.
This project aims to examine the causal effect of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the achievements of Palestinian high school students in their final exams that conclude the high school degree
Improving the Ghanaian Civil Service’s productivity by designing, implementing, and evaluating novel individual and group-based training methods for bureaucrats.
The Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development addresses fragile and conflict situations globally – where countries are failing, or are at risk of failing, with respect to political auth
This project will bring together: leading academics on trade and development; leading UK businesses that import from developing countries; NGOs working in fairtrade and ethical sourcing, and govern
Exploring the role of norms, values, and narratives in establishing state legitimacy and the effective functioning of state organisations.
Analysis on how to incorporate behavioural science in the design of poverty reduction interventions.
Examining the phenomenon of 'thin political markets'.