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Working PaperWhat are the drivers of tax capacity in sub-Saharan Africa?
There is limited research on the underlying institutional framework of tax policy and capacity: how tax collection efficiency changes over time and the importance of institutional factors in this process...Fiscal capacity General-to-specific Tax policy
AboutSub-national institutional performance across Ghana’s districts and regions – variation and causes Ghana Institutional performance State capacity
Background NoteReview of sub-national institutional performance in Ghana
Introduction The literature on the concept, measurement, causes, and correlates of sub-national institutional governance is not new. From the seminal work of Putnam et al. (1993) to recent attempts by Iddawela et al...Decentralized governance Decentralization Governance
PresentationHow (not) to build state capability in developing countries
ProjectFragility and development
In recent years there is a growing concern within the international donor community regarding the plight of a special group of countries labeled as 'Fragile States'. These states, which according to current donor lists currently numbers more...Development and Finance Fragility Fragile states