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Working Paper
Local governance quality and law compliance: The case of Mozambican firms

Using panel data of manufacturing enterprises in Mozambique between 2012 and 2017, we investigate how changes in perceived quality of governance are related to firms’ law compliance...

Governance Transparency Law
Book Chapter
Local content law and practice: The case of Ghana

From the book: Mining for Change

Local content Law Oil and gas
Working Paper
Local content law and practice: The case of the oil and gas industry in Ghana

Local content and local participation policy and legislation have come to stay in Ghana’s oil and gas industry...

Local content Law Oil and gas
Book Chapter
Gender, Islam, and law

From the book: Towards Gender Equity in Development

Courts Ethnography Gender
Working Paper
Gender, Islam, and law

This paper considers arguments about Islam and women’s welfare, and, at greater length, how legal systems with Islamic elements treat women, with a focus on how women fare in Islamic family courts...

Courts Ethnography Gender
Working Paper
The legal configuration of hydrocarbon infrastructure

The United States’ greenhouse gas mitigation strategy decentralizes mitigation responsibility to the states and states have primary regulatory jurisdiction over electrical power utilities...

Electric utilities Law
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (June-July 2012)

Tony Addison I started writing this ‘From the Editor’s Desk’ in Accra, to the sound of an African drum band, preparing for a ceremony to mark the launch of the joint University of Ghana-UNU-WIDER Research and Post-Graduate Teaching ...

Informal sector Environment and economic development Economic development
Working Paper
Security of Property Rights for Whom?

Recent research regarding property rights and economic development often treats property rights security in a country as homogeneous, although protecting the private entitlements of some can entail preventing others from claiming and controlling thos...

Equality and inequality Law Minorities
Book Chapter
Financial Sector Development and Growth: The Chinese Experience

From the book: Domestic Resource Mobilization and Financial Development

Capital market Economic development Financial institutions
Book
Linking the Formal and Informal Economy: Concepts and Policies

The concepts of formal and informal remain central to the theory and practice of development more than half a century after they were introduced into the debate...

Economic development Informal sector Law
Book
Linking the Formal and Informal Economy: Concepts and Policies

The concepts of formal and informal remain central to the theory and practice of development more than half a century after they were introduced into the debate...

Economic development Informal sector Law
Book Chapter
The Rule of Law, Legal Traditions, and Economic Growth: The East Asian Example

From the book: Institutional Change and Economic Development

Economic development Government accountability Institutional economics
Book
Linking the Formal and Informal Economy: Concepts and Policies

The concepts of formal and informal remain central to the theory and practice of development more than half a century after they were introduced into the debate...

Economic development Informal sector Law
Working Paper
Financial Sector Development and Growth: The Chinese Experience

This paper documents the financial and institutional developments of China during the past two decades, when China was successfully transformed from a rigid central-planning economy to a dynamic market economy following its unique path...

Capital market Economic development Finance
Working Paper
State Recognition of the Right to Food at the National Level

This paper considers to what extent the human right to food has been recognized by countries in the world, by analysing international obligations and constitutional provisions, bearing in mind that the right to food may be either explicitly or implic...

Food security Human rights International law
Working Paper
The Rule of Law, Legal Traditions, and Economic Growth in East Asia

This paper examines the literature on the rule of law and economic development, and in particular the influential argument by La Porta et al., on the superiority of the Anglo-American common law system in fostering financial development...

Economic development Government accountability Institutional economics
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