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Intergovernmental fiscal relations
Working Paper
Taxation, social protection, and governance decentralization

Governments do not have perfect information regarding constituent priorities and needs. This lack of knowledge opens the door for groups to lobby in order to affect the government’s taxation levels...

Institutional economics Intergovernmental fiscal relations State governments
Working Paper
Social and political capital in rural Viet Nam

This paper exploits five waves of the Vietnam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) to investigate issues of social and political capital in rural Viet Nam...

Economic development Families Household survey
Journal Article
Vertical Decentralisation and Urban Service Delivery in South Africa: Does Politics Matter?

Part of Journal Special Issue Urban Governance and Service Delivery in sub-Saharan Africa

Fiscal policy Intergovernmental fiscal relations State governments
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
Decentralization in South Africa: The Role of Politics

In the WIDER Working Paper ‘Vertical Decentralization and Urban Service Delivery in South Africa: Does Politics Matter?’ Robert Cameron looks at the ways in which politics affects decentralization and service delivery in South Africa...

Fiscal policy Intergovernmental fiscal relations State governments
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
Working Paper
Vertical Decentralization and Urban Service Delivery in South Africa: Does Politics Matter?

This study examines the role of politics on decentralization and service delivery in South Africa, with a specific focus on Johannesburg and Cape Town...

Fiscal policy Intergovernmental fiscal relations State governments
Book Chapter
The Millennium Challenge Account: Transforming US Foreign Assistance Policy?

From the book: Development Finance in the Global Economy

Economic assistance and foreign aid Intergovernmental fiscal relations International economic relations
Book Chapter
Monetary Union and Fiscal Federalism

From the book: The Impact of EMU on Europe and the Developing Countries

Consumption (Economics) Fiscal policy Intergovernmental fiscal relations
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