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.
The project extends the Blavatnik School's coronavirus government response tracker to assess public policy responses to COVID-19 for different levels of government in Brazil.
Reducing State Fragilities develops recommendations on tackling state fragility into practice, building on the work of the LSE-Oxford Fragility Commission.
Governments are taking a wide range of measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This tool aims to track and compare policy responses around the world, rigorously and consistently.
Moving from fact-finding to case-building: a project to advise on the permanent support needed to fulfil international investigative mandates.
Brazilians consider corruption as the biggest problem facing their country.
By bringing together political economy, behavioural research and policy studies, ‘Banklash’ will study the mutual feedback loops linking post-crisis regulation, public opinion, and the media covera
Providing the first general theory of how trust and distrust condition our obligations – to each other and government.
Cities that Work is an International Growth Centre initiative that builds on work to translate economic research and practical insight into clear urban policy guidance.
Investigating integrity in public institutions
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?
Preliminary steps towards establishing a community of researchers on public finance and public management in developing countries.
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
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
Understanding the contextual factors that shape the outcomes of transnational climate governance.
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