Andrés Mejía Acosta - Research Fellow
Dr Andrés Mejia Acosta no longer works at IDS.
Andrés is a political scientist whose current research looks at how the political management of natural resource revenues affects development goals. His work "Informal Coalitions and Policymaking in Latin America" (New York: Routledge, 2009) looks at how formal and informal political institutions produce policy reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Publications include articles and book chapters on electoral systems, political parties, legislative politics, budget politics, the policymaking process, informal institutions, and democratic governance. Besides this he has been involved in a wider comparative study ‘Analysing Nutrition Governance’, funded by UKAid, which looks at nutrition rates and government nutrition programmes in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, and Zambia. He has done consulting work for Club de Madrid, The Carter Center, Eurasia Group, Freedom House, United Nations Development Programme, the Inter American Development Bank and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.
Andrés has been Co-Convenor of the Research Programme on Revenue Collection and State Capacity for the Centre for the Future State. He is currently working on a book manuscript on the political management of natural resource revenues in the Andean region.
Accelerating Reductions in Undernutrition What can nutrition governance tell us?IDS In Focus Policy Briefing 22 (2012)
In order to accelerate progress on undernutrition reduction we need to understand how the governance of nutrition programmes leads to successful outcomes. More details
Analysing Success in the Fight against Malnutrition in PeruIDS Working Paper 367 (2011)
The prevalence of underweight children worldwide fell from 31per cent in 1990 to 26 per cent in 2008 (UNICEF 2009). More details
Rente pétrolière et politique budgétaire en ÉquateurRevue Internationale de Politique Comparée 17.3 (2010)
Policymaking in Multiparty Presidential Regimes: A Comparison between Brazil and EcuadorGovernance 23.4 (2010)
This paper explores why two countries with similar electoral, partisan, and presidential institutions, have produced significantly different policy outcomes in Latin America. Brazil and Ecuador are conventionally known as having highly fragmented party systems, where legislators have great incentives to cultivate a personal vote. More details
La democracia inconclusa: Derechos fundamentales, instituciones políticas y rendimientos gubernamentales en Ecuador (1979-2008)Revista de Ciencia Política 30.1 (2010)
BLOG: Prioritising Pleasure: A Path to Safer Sex?02 Aug 2012
By Andrés Mejía Acosta, Lawrence Haddad
Powerful executives, loyal ministers and policy coordination11 Jul 2012
By Andrés Mejía Acosta
Why should politicians care about child undernutrition?30 Mar 2012
By Andrés Mejía Acosta