Sophie King and Peter Kasaija have recently published a new working paper for the Effective States and Inclusive Development research centre (ESID) entitled State-movement partnership in Uganda: Co-producing an enabling environment for urban poverty reduction?

An increasing body of knowledge is emerging about the ways in which the coproduction of basic services can open up space for inclusive development and enhance state effectiveness in the global South. Limited evidence exists, however, about the particular forms of political relationship and programmes that are most likely to generate pro-poor outcomes and more enabling conditions for inclusive urban development.

Through the lens of 12 months’ qualitative research into the Transforming Settlements of the Urban Poor in Uganda (TSUPU) programme, this paper examines what has shaped state vision, commitment and capacity for the coproduction of urban poverty reduction in a low-income and neo-patrimonial regime. A copy of the full report can be accessed online.