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Seminar
Brian Levy and Alan Hirsch on the challenge of economic inclusion in South Africa
2 November 2021 16:0017:00
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Open for registration
Journal Article
The political economy of the resource curse: A development perspective

This article reviews the recent literature on the developmental effects of resource abundance, assessing likely effects and channels with respect to key development outcomes...

Resource abundance Inequality Institutions
Working Paper
What 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
Working Paper
The relative neglect of agriculture in Mozambique

This paper explores agricultural performance of Mozambique, its institutional weaknesses, and the underlying factors that underpin an unsatisfactory performance during many decades...

Agriculture Environment Institutions
Working Paper
Good institutions and tax revenue outcomes in resource-rich countries: When ‘good’ is not enough

Developing countries that experience commodity booms struggle to mobilize sustainable tax revenues...

resource rent Tax revenue Institutions
Background Note
Review 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
Blog
The paths and legacies of civil war

Civil wars leave enduring legacies for social networks , political identities , preferences , and attitudes ...

Civil conflict Peacebuilding Institutions
Blog
Our project on the institutional legacies of violent conflict

One of the most critical challenges in international development today is to understand how best to support peace, security, economic recovery, and legitimate political authority in fragile and conflict-affected countries...

Institutions Conflict Post-conflict
Blog
The Nordic Model — lessons for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, like the Nordic countries, is a social democratic nation with a strong welfare state...

Social protection Economic growth Labour market
Seminar
Rule of law and judicial independence in Mozambique

On 2 December 2020, Dr João Carlos Trindade, retired judicial magistrate and current chair of the governing board of the non-governmental organization Centro Terra Viva, will discuss his research on the rule of law and judicial independence in...

2 December 2020
Hotel Montebelo Girassol, Av. Patrice Lumumba, Maputo, Mozambique
Past event
Seminar
Natural resources, institutions, and economic transformation in Mozambique

On 25 November 2020, José Jaime Macuane and Carlos Muianga will discuss their research on the institutional dynamics of the resources sector in Mozambique.

25 November 2020
Hotel Montebelo Girassol, Av. Patrice Lumumba, Maputo, Mozambique
Past event
Seminar
The education sector in Mozambique – from access to epistemic quality in primary education

On 18 November 2020, Mouzinho Mário, Professor at the University of Eduardo Mondlane, will discuss his research on access and epistemic quality of primary education in Mozambique.

18 November 2020
Hotel Montebelo Girassol, Av. Patrice Lumumba, Maputo, Mozambique
Past event
Seminar
Decentralization reforms in Mozambique – the role of institutions in the definition of results

On 11 November 2020, Salvador Forquilha, Director and Senior researcher at IESE, will discuss his research.

11 November 2020
Hotel Montebelo Girassol, Av. Patrice Lumumba, Maputo, Mozambique
Past event
Working Paper
Natural resources, institutions, and economic transformation in Mozambique

In the light of Mozambique’s natural resources boom—especially its large-scale investments in mining, oil, and gas—this paper analyses the prospects for the extractive industries to contribute to economic transformation from an inst...

Economic transformation Extractive industries Institutions
Working Paper
Donor relations and sovereignty

As a sovereign country, Mozambique initially relied on international solidarity and managed its donor relations well...

Aid effectiveness Donors Foreign policy
Working Paper
Decentralization reforms in Mozambique: The role of institutions in the definition of results

With the introduction of the economic reforms in the late 1980s, the opening up of the political arena and the end of the civil war in the early 1990s, the decentralization process began in Mozambique...

Decentralization Decentralized governance Institutions
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