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Working PaperA Natural Experiment of Industrial Policy: Floriculture and the Metal and Engineering Industries in Ethiopia
Ethiopia represents an excellent case study of recent industrial policy experimentation in Africa. The country is well known for its successful promotion of the cut-flower industry through business-government co-ordination...Agriculture Government business enterprises Industrial policy
Journal ArticleConsociational Settlements and Reconstruction: Bosnia in Comparative Perspective (1995–Present)
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile StatesDemocratization Economic assistance and foreign aid Decision making (Public administration)
Journal Special IssueUrban Governance and Service Delivery in sub-Saharan Africa
This special issue comprises UNU-WIDER research focusing on key governance challenges related to addressing gaps in urban service delivery in sub-Saharan Africa...Economic assistance and foreign aid Decision making (Public administration) Public goods
Book ChapterThe Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Vietnam
From the book: Food Price Policy in an Era of Market InstabilityAgriculture Macroeconomics Prices
Book ChapterThe Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Mozambique
From the book: Food Price Policy in an Era of Market InstabilityAgriculture Food security Prices
Book ChapterThe Political Economy of Food Price Policy in China
From the book: Food Price Policy in an Era of Market InstabilityAgriculture Food security Decision making (Public administration)
Book ChapterA Political Economy Synthesis of Food Price Policy in 14 Countries
From the book: Food Price Policy in an Era of Market InstabilityFood security Decision making (Public administration) Public - private sector cooperation
Book ChapterUruguay's Income Inequality and Political Regimes over 1981-2010
From the book: Falling Inequality in Latin AmericaEconomic aspects (Education) Economic aspects (Income distribution) Decision making (Public administration)
Working PaperWho Really Leads Development?
‘Leadership’ is not a common topic for research in international development. In recent years, however, prominent studies like the 2008 Growth Commission Report noted the importance of leadership in development...Government business enterprises Policy sciences Decision making (Public administration)
Working PaperHow Do Governments Become Great?: Ten Cases, Two Competing Explanations, One Large Research Agenda
Governments can play great roles in their countries, regions, and cities; facilitating or leading the resolution of festering problems and opening new pathways for progress...Economic development Policy sciences Decision making (Public administration)
Working PaperConsociational Settlements and Reconstruction: Bosnia in Comparative Perspective, 1995-Present
This paper examines Bosnia with some comparative insights from Northern Ireland...Democratization Economic assistance and foreign aid Decision making (Public administration)
Working PaperGreen Growth: Theory and Evidence
What are the major determinants of green growth? What role can the government play to promote green growth?...Econometric models (Economic development) Environmental economics Decision making (Public administration)
Working PaperPolitical Economy Synthesis: the Food Policy Crisis
The food price crisis revealed contradictions in creating food policy. Much of the common policy response can be explained by a benevolent, unitary government...Food security Decision making (Public administration) Public - private sector cooperation
Working PaperThe Political Economy of Food Pricing Policy in China
The overall goal of this paper is to analyse the political economy of food price policies in China during the global food crisis...Agriculture Food security Decision making (Public administration)
Working PaperThe Political Economy of Food Price Policy: Country Case Study of Mozambique
The 2007-09 price shocks affected in particular the prices of food commodities and fuel...Agriculture Food security Prices
Working PaperThe Political Economy of Food Price Policy: the Case of Rice Prices in Vietnam
Rice is a key agricultural commodity in Vietnam, and the agriculture, forestry, and fisheries sector remains a major source of employment and value addition...Agriculture Macroeconomics Prices