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Postal address:Development Research Group World Bank MC3-306 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433 USA
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Working Papers

2019

  1. Implementing Adaptive Approaches in Real World Scenarios: A Nigeria Case Study, with Lessons for Theory and Practice
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads
  2. Reasons for Using Mixed Methods in the Evaluation of Complex Projects
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads View citations (1)
  3. When Do Development Projects Enhance Community Well-Being?
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads
  4. Why Does Hirschmanian Development Remain Mired on the Margins? Because Implementation (and Reform) Really is 'a Long Voyage of Discovery'
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads

2018

  1. Enhancing Public Health Outcomes in Developing Countries: From Good Policies and Best Practices to Better Implementation
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads
    Also in Working Paper Series, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (2018) Downloads

2017

  1. Documenting Myanmar's social transformation: insights from six rounds of research on livelihoods and social change in rural communities
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads
  2. Enhancing the quality of public service delivery: insights from recent research
    Research and Policy Briefs, The World Bank Downloads
  3. Escaping Capability Traps through Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA)
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads
    Also in Working Paper Series, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (2012) Downloads View citations (32)
    Scholarly Articles, Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2012) Downloads View citations (30)
    WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) (2012) Downloads View citations (28)
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development (2012) Downloads View citations (27)

    See also Journal Article in World Development (2013)
  4. How (not) to fix problems that matter: assessing and responding to Malawi's history of institutional reform
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (1)

2016

  1. Doing Iterative and Adaptive Work
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Managing Your Authorizing Environment in a PDIA Process
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Scaling PDIA through Broad Agency, and Your Role
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads
  4. Social Capital, Trust and Well-being in the Evaluation of Wealth
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2016) Downloads View citations (2)
  5. The Big Stuck in State Capability for Policy Implementation
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads
  6. The Middle-Income Trap: Myth or Reality?
    Research and Policy Briefs, The World Bank Downloads

2015

  1. Doing Problem Driven Work
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Working Paper Series, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (2015) Downloads View citations (3)
  2. The Challenge of Building (Real) State Capability
    Working Paper Series, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University (2015) Downloads View citations (3)
  3. Trust, Voice, and Incentives: Learning from Local Success Stories in Delivery in MENA
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads View citations (1)

2014

  1. Culture, Politics, and Development
    Working Paper Series, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2014) Downloads
  2. Engaging with Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
    Working Paper Series, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government Downloads
    Also in CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University (2014) Downloads
  3. Engaging with fragile and conflict-affected states: An alternative approach to theory, measurement and practice
    WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads View citations (1)
  4. Integrating qualitative methods into investment climate impact evaluations
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads

2013

  1. The projection of development: cinematic representation as an(other) source of authoritative knowledge ?
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Global Development Institute Working Paper Series, GDI, The University of Manchester (2012) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Studies (2013)
  2. Using Case Studies to Explore the External Validity of 'Complex' Development Interventions
    Working Paper Series, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government Downloads View citations (12)
    Also in WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) (2013) Downloads View citations (13)
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University (2013) Downloads View citations (4)

2012

  1. Looking Like a State: Techniques of Persistent Failure in State Capability for Implementation
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) (2012) Downloads View citations (9)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Studies (2013)
  2. The politics of rule of law systems in developmental states: 'political settlements' as a basis for promoting effective justice institutions for marginalized groups
    Global Development Institute Working Paper Series, GDI, The University of Manchester Downloads View citations (1)

2011

  1. Intersubjective meaning and collective action in'fragile'societies: theory, evidence and policy implications
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (1)

2010

  1. Capability Traps? The Mechanisms of Persistent Implementation Failure - Working Paper 234
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (25)
  2. How and why does history matter for development policy ?
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (5)
    Also in Global Development Institute Working Paper Series, GDI, The University of Manchester (2009) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Studies (2011)
  3. Using mixed methods in monitoring and evaluation: experiences from international development
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (11)
    Also in Global Development Institute Working Paper Series, GDI, The University of Manchester (2009) Downloads View citations (1)

2009

  1. Global Poverty and Inequality: A Brief Retrospective and Prospective Analysis
    Global Development Institute Working Paper Series, GDI, The University of Manchester Downloads
  2. Interim Institutions and the Development Process: Opening Spaces for Reform in Cambodia and Indonesia
    Global Development Institute Working Paper Series, GDI, The University of Manchester Downloads View citations (14)
  3. Towards a Plurality of Methods in Project Evaluation: A Contextualised Approach to Understanding Impact Trajectories and Efficacy
    Global Development Institute Working Paper Series, GDI, The University of Manchester Downloads View citations (7)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Effectiveness (2009)

2008

  1. Arrested Development: The Political Origins and Socio-Economic Foundations of Common Violence in Jamaica
    Global Development Institute Working Paper Series, GDI, The University of Manchester Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Legal Pluralism and Equity
    World Bank Other Operational Studies, The World Bank Downloads
  3. The Fiction of Development: Literary Representation as a Source of Authoritative Knowledge
    Global Development Institute Working Paper Series, GDI, The University of Manchester Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Studies (2008)
  4. Toward an Economic Sociology of Chronic Poverty: Enhancing the Rigor and Relevance of Social Theory
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads

2007

  1. A Relational Approach to the Theory and Practices of Economic Development
    Global Development Institute Working Paper Series, GDI, The University of Manchester Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Breaking Legal Inequality Traps: New Approaches to Building Justice Systems for the Poor in Developing Countries
    Global Development Institute Working Paper Series, GDI, The University of Manchester Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Empowerment, Deliberative Development and Local Level Politics in Indonesia: Participatory Projects as a Source of Countervailing Power
    Global Development Institute Working Paper Series, GDI, The University of Manchester Downloads View citations (1)
  4. Local conflict and development projects in Indonesia: part of the problem or part of a solution ?
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (8)
  5. Using Mixed Methods to Assess Social Capital in Low Income Countries: A Practical Guide
    Global Development Institute Working Paper Series, GDI, The University of Manchester Downloads View citations (6)

2006

  1. Social Cohesion, Institutions, and Growth
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (102)
    See also Journal Article in Economics and Politics (2006)

2005

  1. Empowerment and local level conflict mediation in Indonesia: a comparative analysis of concepts, measures, and project efficacy
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Governance in the gullies: democratic responsiveness and leadership in Delhi's slums
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Journal Article in World Development (2007)
  3. The fiction of development: knowledge, authority and representation
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library Downloads View citations (1)

2004

  1. The Varieties of Resource Experience: How Natural Resource Export Structures Affect the Political Economy of Economic Growth
    Middlebury College Working Paper Series, Middlebury College, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Middlebury College Working Paper Series, Middlebury College, Department of Economics (2003) Downloads View citations (84)

2002

  1. Solutions when the Solution is the Problem: Arraying the Disarray in Development
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Journal Article in World Development (2004)

2001

  1. Small States in a Global Economy: The Role of Institutions in Managing Vulnerability and Opportunity in Small Developing Countries
    WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads View citations (3)

2000

  1. On"good"politicians and"bad"policies - social cohesion, institutions, and growth
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (8)

Journal Articles

2017

  1. New Approaches to Identifying State Fragility
    Journal of Globalization and Development, 2017, 8, (1), 10 Downloads

2014

  1. Conditional, unconditional and everything in between: a systematic review of the effects of cash transfer programmes on schooling outcomes
    Journal of Development Effectiveness, 2014, 6, (1), 1-43 Downloads View citations (36)

2013

  1. Escaping Capability Traps Through Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA)
    World Development, 2013, 51, (C), 234-244 Downloads View citations (37)
    See also Working Paper (2017)
  2. Intersubjective Meaning and Collective Action in Developing Societies: Theory, Evidence and Policy Implications
    Journal of Development Studies, 2013, 49, (1), 160-172 Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Looking Like a State: Techniques of Persistent Failure in State Capability for Implementation
    Journal of Development Studies, 2013, 49, (1), 1-18 Downloads View citations (45)
    See also Working Paper (2012)
  4. Relative Effectiveness of Conditional and Unconditional Cash Transfers for Schooling Outcomes in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review
    Campbell Systematic Reviews, 2013, 9, (1), 1-124 Downloads View citations (15)
  5. The Projection of Development: Cinematic Representation as A(nother) Source of Authoritative Knowledge?
    Journal of Development Studies, 2013, 49, (3), 383-397 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper (2013)

2011

  1. How and Why Does History Matter for Development Policy?
    Journal of Development Studies, 2011, 47, (1), 70-96 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper (2010)

2009

  1. The next 10 years in development studies: From modernization to multiple modernities, in theory and practice
    The European Journal of Development Research, 2009, 21, (1), 4-9 Downloads
  2. Toward a plurality of methods in project evaluation: a contextualised approach to understanding impact trajectories and efficacy
    Journal of Development Effectiveness, 2009, 1, (1), 1-14 Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Working Paper (2009)

2008

  1. The Fiction of Development: Literary Representation as a Source of Authoritative Knowledge
    Journal of Development Studies, 2008, 44, (2), 198-216 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper (2008)

2007

  1. Governance in the Gullies: Democratic Responsiveness and Leadership in Delhi's Slums
    World Development, 2007, 35, (2), 230-246 Downloads View citations (20)
    See also Working Paper (2005)
  2. Higher education, policy schools, and development studies: what should masters degree students be taught?
    Journal of International Development, 2007, 19, (1), 55-73 Downloads View citations (1)

2006

  1. SOCIAL COHESION, INSTITUTIONS, AND GROWTH
    Economics and Politics, 2006, 18, (2), 103-120 Downloads View citations (90)
    See also Working Paper (2006)

2005

  1. The Varieties of Resource Experience: Natural Resource Export Structures and the Political Economy of Economic Growth
    World Bank Economic Review, 2005, 19, (2), 141-174 View citations (243)

2004

  1. Exploring Social Capital Debates at the World Bank
    Journal of Development Studies, 2004, 40, (5), 33-64 Downloads View citations (18)
  2. Solutions When the Solution is the Problem: Arraying the Disarray in Development
    World Development, 2004, 32, (2), 191-212 Downloads View citations (108)
    See also Working Paper (2002)

2001

  1. Microenterprise and social capital:: A framework for theory, research, and policy
    Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), 2001, 30, (2), 193-198 Downloads View citations (12)

2000

  1. Social Capital: Implications for Development Theory, Research, and Policy
    World Bank Research Observer, 2000, 15, (2), 225-49 View citations (310)

Books

2018

  1. Alternative Paths to Public Financial Management and Public Sector Reform
    World Bank Publications, The World Bank Downloads

2017

  1. Building State Capability: Evidence, Analysis, Action
    OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press Downloads View citations (15)

2015

  1. Trust, Voice, and Incentives: Learning from Local Success Stories in Service Delivery in the Middle East and North Africa
    (Confiance, voix au chapitre et mesures incitatives: Tirer des leçons du succès dans la prestation de services au niveau local au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord)
    World Bank Publications, The World Bank Downloads View citations (2)

2008

  1. Social Exclusion and Mobility in Brazil
    World Bank Publications, The World Bank Downloads View citations (1)

2004

  1. Measuring Social Capital: An Integrated Questionnaire
    World Bank Publications, The World Bank Downloads View citations (38)
 
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