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.
Improving the Ghanaian Civil Service’s productivity by designing, implementing, and evaluating novel individual and group-based training methods for bureaucrats.
Investigating integrity in public institutions
Investigating how, and how well, spending control worked.
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'.
This project seeks to understand which groups of individuals should be targeted by interventions that seek to reduce rates of early and forced marriage – including through keeping girls in school –