Batley, R., and Mcloughlin, C., (2015). The Politics of Public Services: A Service Characteristics Approach, World Development, Volume 74, October 2015, Pages 275–285
Mcloughlin, C. (2015) When does service delivery improve the legitimacy of a fragile or conflict-affected state? Governance, Volume 28, Issue 3, pages 341–356
Batley, R., McCourt, W., and Mcloughlin, C. (2012) The politics and governance of public services in developing countries, Public Management Review
Mcloughlin, C., (2011) Factors Affecting State-NGO Relations in Service Provision: Key Themes from the Literature, Public Administration and Development, Volume 31, Issue 4, pages 240–251
Batley, R., and Mcloughlin, C., (2010), Engagement with Non-State Service Providers in Fragile States: Reconciling State-Building and Service Delivery, Development Policy Review, Volume 28, Issue 2, pages 131–154
Scott, Z., Mcloughlin, C., and Marquette, H., (2012), Combining value for money with increased aid to fragile states: Welcome partnership or clash of agendas?, Crime, Law and Social Change, Volume 1, February 2012
Mcloughlin, (2014) The politics of what works in service delivery, Chapter 5 in Bukenya, B, Hickey, S and Sen, K. The Politics of Inclusive Development: Interrogating the Evidence, Oxford University Press
Day Ashley L, Mcloughlin C, Aslam M, Engel J, Wales J, Rawal S, Batley R, Kingdon G, Nicolai S, Rose P (2014) The role and impact of private schools in developing countries: a rigorous review of the evidence. Final report. Education Rigorous Literature Review. London: Department for International Development.
Mcloughlin, C. (2017) When Does Service Delivery Undermine State Legitimacy? Evidence from Sri Lanka, Research Paper no, 44, Birmingham: Developmental Leadership Program
Mcloughlin, C., (2015) Researching State Legitimacy: A Political Approach to a Political Problem, DLP Research Paper 36. Birmingham: Developmental Leadership Program, University of Birmingham.
Mcloughlin, C., (2013) Low-cost private schools: Evidence, approaches and emerging issues, London: Economic and Private Sector PEAKS
Mcloughlin, C., (2013), Performing to expectations? (Re-) Building state legitimacy via service delivery in fragile and conflict-affected states, Paper presented at ISA Annual Convention panel on ‘Theorizing Intervention, San Francisco, 3-6 April 2013
Mcloughlin, C., and Harris, D., (2013), The politics of progress on water and sanitation in Colombo, Sri Lanka, ODI working paper, London: Overseas Development Institute
Mcloughlin, C., with Batley, R., (2012), The effects of sector characteristics on accountability relationships in service delivery, ODI working paper 350, London: Overseas Development Institute
Mcloughlin, C., and Batley, R., (2012), The politics of what works in service provision: an evidence-based review, working paper for the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Programme
Mcloughlin, C. (2009), ‘Fragile States: A Topic Guide’, Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC), University of Birmingham, Birmingham
Batley, R., and Mcloughlin, C. (2009), ‘State Capacity and Non-state Service Provision in Fragile and Conflict-affected States’, Unpublished paper prepared for the UK Department for International Development
Teamey, K., and Mcloughlin, C. (2009), ‘Understanding the dynamics of relationships between government agencies and non-state providers of basic services: Key issues emerging from the literature’, Non-governmental Public Action (NGPA) Working Paper Series, London School of Economics, London
Mcloughlin, C. (2008), ‘Political Economy Analysis: A Topic Guide’, Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC), University of Birmingham, Birmingham
Mcloughlin, C. (2008) ‘Contracting NGOs to Deliver Basic Services: An Annotated Bibliography’, Whose Public Action? NGPA ESRC research project, University of Birmingham, International Development Department.