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Journal ArticleThe Impact of the Sectoral Allocation of Foreign aid on Gender Inequality
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid for Gender Equality and DevelopmentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development) Expenditures, Public
Journal ArticlePoverty Mapping Based on First-Order Dominance with an Example from Mozambique
We explore a novel first-order dominance (FOD) approach to poverty mapping and compare its properties to small-area estimation...Expenditures, Public Microeconomics Poverty
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 4.1Inequality Expenditures, Public Taxation
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 2.3Expenditures, Public Children Malnutrition
Working PaperAlternatives to local content
This paper suggests that an optimal local content policy in the context of flawed institutions is a more minimal one than those typically pursued by developing countries with recently discovered petroleum reserves...Expenditures, Public Natural resources
Working PaperPoverty mapping based on first order dominance with an example from Mozambique
We explore a novel first order dominance (FOD) approach to poverty mapping and compare its properties to small area estimation...Expenditures, Public Microeconomics Poverty
BlogMalawi's Farm Subsidy Benefits the Poor but Doesn't Come Cheap
Malawi’s farm input subsidy benefits the poor and can be part of a viable national development strategy. Agriculture is Malawi’s main economic sector...Agriculture Equilibrium (Economics) Expenditures, Public
BlogBeyond the Crisis of the African University - Why Institutions Matter
I recently returned from a week at the University of Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa, speaking at a conference honouring Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu who had been Chancellor of the university for 25 years—and had helped to encourage and defen...Education, Higher Expenditures, Public Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Working PaperThe impact of aid on total government expenditures: New evidence on fungibility
Aid is said to be fungible at the aggregate level if it raises government expenditures by less than the total amount. This happens when the recipient government decreases domestic revenue, decreases net borrowing, or when aid bypasses the budget...Economic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development) Expenditures, Public
Working PaperAid and Environment in Mozambique
Mozambique benefits from environmental aid-related funds, but it is still unclear whether donor commitments render directly into projects that are copiously implemented for the purposes stated and what aid flows have actually been doing and are doing...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development projects Environment
Working PaperSocial Spending and Aggregate Welfare in Developing and Transition Economies
Notwithstanding the unprecedented attention devoted to reducing poverty and fostering human development via scaling up social sector spending, there is surprisingly little rigorous empirical work on the question of whether social spending is effectiv...Economic aspects (Education) Expenditures, Public Government spending policy
Book ChapterThe Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Bangladesh
From the book: Food Price Policy in an Era of Market InstabilityAgriculture Expenditures, Public Food security
Research BriefImpact of Aid for Health and Education on Gender Equity and Human Development
Initial high human development index scores and per capita income have a strong m impact on the outcomes of aid to the health and education sectors...Econometric models (Economic development) Economic assistance and foreign aid Expenditures, Public
Working PaperA Timeseries Analysis of the Impact of Foreign Aid on Central Government’s Fiscal Budget in Uganda
A dynamic relationship between foreign aid and domestic fiscal variables in Uganda is analysed using a cointegrated vector autoregressive model over the period 1972-2008...Economic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development) Expenditures, Public
BlogCost of Capital: The Real Price of Green Energy
4 July 2013 Carl-Gustav Lindén In recent years the price of green energy technology has come down dramatically. This means that European investments in renewable energy can be very competitive...Capital Capital market Cost effectiveness
Working PaperImpact of Sectoral Allocation of Foreign Aid on Gender equity and Human Development
While developing countries have made some progress in achieving human development since the turn of the century, many are still lagging behind in important human development goals such as education, health, nutrition and access to clean drinking wate...Economic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development) Expenditures, Public