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Working Paper
The impact of intergovernmental transfers on local revenue generation in Africa: Evidence from Tanzania

Do intergovernmental transfers reduce revenues collected by local government authorities (LGAs) There is already a well-established body of literature in public finance, which argues that intergovernmental grants ‘crowd out’ local revenue...

Finance, Public
Journal Article
Foreign Aid, Resource Rents, and State Fragility in Mozambique and Angola

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile States

Economic assistance and foreign aid Finance, Public Natural resources
Blog
Financial Reforms and Falling Inequality in Latin America, 2002-2012: Are They Connected?
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29 October 2014 Giovanni Andrea Cornia ​ For the last quarter of the twentieth century, Latin America suffered from low growth, rising inequality, and frequent financial crises; i.e., currency, sovereign debt, and banking crises...

Equality and inequality Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Finance, Public
Working Paper
Aid, Environment, and Climate Change in Africa: the Case of Senegal

The paper reviews the dynamics of the financing based its analysis on the rich dataset of AidData ranging over 1993-2010, with around 9,077 observations on projects funded in Senegal by various multilateral as well as bilateral donors...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic aspects (Environmental policy) Finance, Public
Working Paper
Foreign Aid, Resource Rents and Institution-Building in Mozambique and Angola

Sharing similar colonial and post-independence civil war experiences, Mozambique and Angola’s development paths are often contrasted, with foreign aid-dependent Mozambique hailed a success compared to oil rentier Angola...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Elite (Social sciences) Finance, Public
Working Paper
Explaining Positive Deviance in Public Sector Reforms in Development

Public sector reforms are commonplace in developing countries. Much of the literature about these reforms reflects on their failures...

Bureaucracy Economic development Economic growth
Working Paper
Delivering Good Aid in Hard Places: the Yemen Social Fund for Development Approach

The Yemen Social Fund for Development (SFD) was established in 1997 with the support of the international community, and in particular the World Bank, to combat national poverty and reinforce the limited existing social safety net...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Economic development projects
Research Brief
Growth for Low-Income Countries?

Even the most optimistic analyses accept that many low-income countries (LICs) will remain low income for some time to come. Consequently, when assessing the policy options available to LICs it is important to take a long term view...

Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Finance, Public
Blog
From the Editor’s Desk (September 2012)

Tony Addison Mid-September finds UNU-WIDER very busy preparing for our big conference on climate change and development policy that takes place later this month, as well as our WIDER Annual Lecture by Lant Pritchett of Harvard University (you can als...

Pollution (Air) Agricultural innovations Agriculture
Working Paper
Aid, Fiscal Policy, Climate Change, and Growth

This paper sets out to provide an introduction to two sets of questions, and to some relevant literature that has tried to answer them...

Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Finance, Public
Blog
Do the Awakening Giants Have Feet of Clay?
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It's imperative to demolish myths around the economic achievements of China and India and get a better sense of the real challenges...

Economic development Economic growth Equality and inequality
Book
Fiscal Policy for Development: Poverty, Reconstruction and Growth

Fiscal policy is critical to the development of poor countries...

Economic development Expenditures, Public Finance, Public
Book Chapter
Emergent Regime Formation for the Information Society and the Impact on Africa

From the book: New Economy in Development

Economic integration Economic policy Finance, Public
Book Chapter
Development Finance

From the book: Development Agendas and Insights

Economic development Finance Finance, Public
Book
Fiscal Policy for Development: Poverty, Reconstruction and Growth

Fiscal policy is critical to the development of poor countries...

Economic development Expenditures, Public Finance, Public
Book Chapter
Over-Arching Issues

From the book: New Sources of Development Finance

Economic assistance and foreign aid Finance, Public Fiscal policy
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