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Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
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Journal ArticleMigration Governance and Policy in the Global South: Introduction and Overview
Building knowledge about migration governance and policy in the Global South is a priority for research and policy...Governance Migration policy Migration
Journal Special IssueMigration Governance and Policy in the Global South
Building knowledge about migration governance and policy in the Global South is a priority for research and policy...Migration Migration policy Governance
Journal ArticleWhat determines administrative capacity in developing countries?
This article is currently available for early online view. While it is recognised that effective state institutions are pivotal for economic development, their origins and what explains their cross-country differences are not well understood...state capacity Administrative capacity Public finance management
Journal ArticleInequality, good governance, and endemic corruption
This article is currently available for early online view. Can a society suffering contests between rich and poor achieve good governance in the face of endemic corruption?...Corruption Tax administration data Governance
Journal ArticleWhat Does the Evidence Tell Us about ‘Thinking and Working Politically’ in Development Assistance?
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and EffectivenessAid effectiveness Donors evidence
Working PaperWhat does the evidence tell us about ‘thinking and working politically’ in development assistance?
This paper critically reviews evidence on ‘thinking and working politically’ in development...Aid effectiveness Donors evidence
Book ChapterGovernance and the reversal of women's rights: The case of abortion in El Salvador
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentPublic service delivery Maternal and child health Citizen engagement
Book ChapterDonor-supported approaches to improving extractives governance: Lessons from Nigeria
From the book: Extractive IndustriesOil Gas Natural resources
Book ChapterThe role of governance and international norms for managing natural resources
From the book: Extractive IndustriesGovernance Transparency Natural resources
Book ChapterNew industrial policy and the extractive industries
From the book: Extractive IndustriesNatural resources extractives industry Governance
Book ChapterPolitical economy and governance
From the book: Extractive IndustriesNatural resources Extractives Political economy
Working PaperPro-poor growth in Indonesia: Challenging the pessimism of Myrdal’s Asian Drama
This chapter addresses the unrelenting pessimism in Asian Drama about Indonesia’s development prospects...Governance Poverty Pro-poor
Working PaperInequality, good governance and endemic corruption
Can a society suffering contests between rich and poor achieve good governance in the face of endemic corruption? We examine a stylized poor state with weak institutions in which a ‘culture of evasion’ damages state authority...Corruption Tax administration data Governance
Working PaperWhat determines administrative capacity in developing countries?
While it is recognized that effective state institutions are pivotal for economic development, it is not well understood what their origins are and what explains their cross-country differences...state capacity Administrative capacity Public finance management
Working PaperThe role of governance and international norms in managing natural resources
The governance of natural resource wealth is widely considered to constitute a key determinant in whether the extraction of natural resources proves to be a blessing or a curse...Governance Transparency Natural resources