Economic Development & Institutions
A body of evidence and insights into the impacts of institutional changes on economic growth and development.
The Economic Development and Institutions (EDI) research programme has now concluded after seven years of impactful research. EDI aimed to fill the knowledge gap on how positive institutional change can be achieved, working with some of the finest economic thinkers and social scientists across the globe. EDI ran from 2015 to 2022 and was funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).
Where we work
- North America
- South America
- Europe and Central Asia
- South Asia
- East Asia
In response to the covid-19 global pandemic, the EDI programme commissioned a series of essays written by EDI researchers. The essays highlight the relevance of EDI research to the covid-19 crisis, illustrating how an understanding of the relationship between institutions and economic development might help to gauge the impact of the crisis and to formulate a response. Read the essay series here.
News & Events
Final publications from seven years of impactful research
Blog: How to strengthen women’s land rights in Africa? Some evidence from an experiment in Uganda
How can machine learning promote fairness in the Indian judicial system?
- Highlights from the 2019 EDI conference
- What is an Institutional Diagnostic?
- How do Institutions Affect Economic Development?
- Speeding up Justice: Transforming Mexico’s Labour Courts
- How organised crime governs: gangs and institutions in Medellin
- Artificial Intelligence and courts: improving the quality of justice
- Why does judicial independence matter?
- How does the past account for the present: the case of clans in Kyrgyzstan
- Power to the People: how should governments develop electric grids?