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Research Brief
Pushing for policy innovation: The framing of social protection policies in Tanzania Social protection Policy entrpreneurs Political settlements
Book Chapter
Gas in Tanzania: Adapting to new realities

From the book: Mining for Change

Developing countries Institutions Macroeconomics
Working Paper
Is there a fiscal resource curse?: Resource rents, fiscal capacity, and political institutions in developing economies

States’ fiscal capacity plays a pivotal role in developing economies, but it is less clear what its determinants are or what explains cross-country differences. We focus on the impact of natural resources...

state capacity fiscal capacity Resource curse
Book Chapter
Understanding the boom

From the book: Mining for Change

Developing countries Institutions Macroeconomics
Book Chapter
Pushing for policy innovation: The framing of social protection policies in Tanzania

From the book: The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa

Social protection Policy entrpreneurs Political settlements
Working Paper
The effects of wartime institutions on households’ ability to cope with shocks: Evidence for Colombia

This paper studies the legacies of wartime institutions, measured as rebelocracy, on the ability of households to cope with negative income shocks...

Armed conflict Institutions Migration
Working Paper
Social norms as a barrier to women’s employment in developing countries

This paper discusses cultural barriers to women’s participation and success in the labor market in developing countries...

Culture Institutions Developing countries
Blog
How (not) to build state capability

Effective and capable states are essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

SDGs SDG16 Building State Capabilities
Book Chapter
Institutions and Development

From the book: Asian Transformations

Institutions Organizations Political settlements
Book Chapter
Gunnar Myrdal’s Methodology and Approach Revisited

From the book: Asian Transformations

Gunnar Myrdal Institutions
Blog
How can developing countries pay for the SDGs?

With official development assistance under strain, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require developing countries to rely increasingly on their own resources...

SDGs Sustainable Development Goals Millennium Development Goals
Journal Article
Bypassing Government: Aid Effectiveness and Malawi’s Local Development Fund

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and Effectiveness

Aid effectiveness Institutions Aid policy
Journal Article
Aid Impact and Effectiveness: Introduction and Overview

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and Effectiveness

Donors Fragile states Climate change
Working Paper
Institutional bypass and aid effectiveness in Africa

Many practical and action-oriented international roadmaps to improve the quality of aid and its delivery and impact on development—including the Paris Declaration, Accra Agenda for Action, and Busan Partnership—emphasize a more active inv...

Aid effectiveness Institutions Aid policy
Working Paper
Understanding the boom: A framing paper

A significant natural resource discovery creates excited popular expectations of imminent wealth. But the size of a boom is usually overestimated and the delay in receiving revenues is underestimated...

Developing countries Institutions Macroeconomics
Working Paper
Understanding the boom: Country study—Tanzania

There are large volumes of gas offshore Tanzania, which has raised hopes of a boom. But those hopes look set to be disappointed. A boom would depend on there being a sizeable flow of revenue to government from producing and exporting gas...

Developing countries Institutions Natural resources
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