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Project

Changing Business-State Relations in Development

With the growing role allocated to business in development thinking and practice, especially in relation to the SDGs, the relationship of business with the state is more crucial than ever. Business is not an autonomous or homogeneous development actor, and the contribution of business to development is shaped by its interactions with the state.

The dried chillies are packed and being loaded to send it to the spice plants for further processing at Sindhanur, Raichur district, Karnataka, India.

The state may engage not only as regulator or coordination partner, but also at times as facilitator, co-conspirator, or adversary. There is much we still need to learn about the structure and process of business and the state interactions with regards to specific and general development issues. This project therefore aims to assess the state of play in research on state-business relations in developing countries, and outline a research agenda which builds on this foundation towards better understanding of the role of state-business relations in shaping development outcomes, including but also beyond economic growth.

Key contacts

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Jodie Thorpe

Research Fellow, Cluster Leader

j.thorpe@ids.ac.uk

+44 (0)1273 915732

Project details

start date
1 March 2016
end date
31 December 2016
value
£0

Partners

About this project

Programmes and centres
Business and Development Centre
Research themes
Inclusive Economies

People

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Jodie Thorpe

Research Fellow, Cluster Leader

Recent work

Past Event

Workshop on Changing Business-State Relations in Development (Invitation Only)

This workshop aims to assess the state of play in research on state-business relations in developing countries, and outline a research agenda which builds on this foundation towards better understanding of the role of state-business relations in shaping development outcomes, including but also...

7 December 2016

Report

State–Business Relations Beyond Growth: Bringing in Development

IDS Evidence Report 215

The signatories of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have called on a wide range of businesses ‘to apply their creativity and innovation’ to address sustainable development challenges. Yet the role of business in contributing to development depends profoundly on its interaction...

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Seife Ayele & 5 others

1 December 2016