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SOUTHMOD country report Ecuador: ECUAMOD v1.0

This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador. This work was carried out by the ISER in collaboration with the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales and UNU-WIDER...

Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
Report
SOUTHMOD country report Zambia: MicroZAMOD v1.0

This report documents MicroZAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Zambia. This work was carried out by Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis & Research ( ZIPAR ) in collaboration with the project partners. in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project...

Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
Report
SOUTHMOD country report Mozambique: MOZMOD v1.0

This report documents MOZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Mozambique. This work was carried out by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Mozambique in collaboration with the project partners in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project...

Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
Report
SOUTHMOD country report Tanzania: TAZMOD v1.0

This report documents TAZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Tanzania. This work was carried out by University of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with the project partners in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project...

Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
Journal Article
Donor Coordination for Effective Government Policies?

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and Development

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Government spending policy
Journal Article
Aid and Government Fiscal Behavior: Assessing Recent Evidence

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Policy and the Macroeconomic Management of Aid

Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy Government spending policy
Blog
Taxation: Inequality, Equity, and Efficiency – An Interview with Michael Keen

8 October 2014 by Roger Williamson Michael Keen from the International Monetary Fund addressed the UNU-WIDER Development Conference in September 2014 “Equity Objectives and Puzzles in Linking Tax and Spending”...

Government policy (Poor) Equality and inequality Equity
Blog
Rising Inequality – How to Reverse It?

30 October 2014 Dominik Etienne and Annett Victorero The last decade has witnessed a revival of concern over the impact of high-income concentration on economic development and wellbeing...

Economic development Economic growth Economic policy
Working Paper
Can One Retell a Mozambican Reform Story Through Problem-Driven Iterative Adaptation?

Many public sector reforms in developing countries fail to make governments more functional. This is typically because reforms introduce new solutions that do not fit the contexts in which they are being placed...

Government accountability Government spending policy
Working Paper
Social 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
Working Paper
Donor Coordination for Effective Government Policies?: Implementation of the New Aid Effectiveness Agenda in Health and Education in Zambia

There is a growing interest in the debate on aid effectiveness for assessing the impact of aid not only on economic growth and poverty reduction, but also on intermediate outcomes such as health and education...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Government spending policy
Research Brief
Service Delivery in Nairobi and Mombasa

In the WIDER Working Paper ‘Decentralized Service Delivery in Nairobi and Mombasa: Policies, politics and inter-governmental relations’ Winnie V...

Economic development Government spending policy Intergovernmental fiscal relations
Research Brief
The Fungibility Problem: Budget Support, Aid on Delivery or Project Aid?

One persistent concern raised during discussions of whether aid effectively promotes the goals of donors is fungibility, that is; the possibility that aid is used in ways not intended by donors when disbursing the funds...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy Government policy (Poor)
Working Paper
Decentralized Service Delivery in Nairobi and Mombasa

In many African countries, decentralization has long been viewed as a means for improving local service delivery...

Economic development Government spending policy Intergovernmental fiscal relations
Blog
From the Editor’s Desk (November 2012)

Tony Addison This month saw the visit of Kaushik Basu, the World Bank’s new Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics, to talk about the global crisis and the impact on emerging economies at a UNU-WIDER seminar...

Agriculture Conflict management Economic development
Research Brief
Aid, Debt, and Public Expenditure Allocation

It is predicted that the global financial crisis will negatively affect developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa both through a reduction in Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) caused by the shrinking (or stagnating) of the economies of many majo...

Debts, Public Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy
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