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Working Paper
Is multi-party coalition government better for the protection of socially backward classes in India?

The paper investigates whether multi-party coalition government is better for the protection of socially backward classes, i.e. Scheduled Castes, in India...

Caste Equality and inequality Local government
Video
Role of Local Governance

Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 5.1

Climate change Local government
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
Working Paper
‘Embedded’ Assistance: Finn Church Aid’s Secondment in Somalia

Donors face distinct challenges in operating in fragile states and supporting the building of state capacity...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Human rights Local government
Working Paper
The Practice of Industrial Policy – Lessons for Africa: Case Studies of Decentralized Co-ordination in China

This paper draws on both successful and failing cases of industrialization in China to analyse the role of local governments in fostering the growth of light manufacturing...

Economic conditions Industrial policy Industrialization
Journal Article
State Failure, State-Building, and Prospects for a “Functional Failed State” in Somalia

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile States

Economic development Economic policy International agencies
Journal Article
Transition Regimes and Security Sector Reforms in Sierra Leone and Liberia

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile States

Conflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid Local government
Journal Article
Foreign Aid and Decentralization: Limitations on Impact in Autonomy and Responsiveness

Part of Journal Special Issue Aiding Government Effectiveness in Developing Countries

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Economic development projects
Journal Article
Aiding Government Effectiveness in Developing Countries

Part of Journal Special Issue Aiding Government Effectiveness in Developing Countries

Economic assistance and foreign aid Government accountability Local government
Journal Article
Urban Service Delivery in Africa and the Role of International Assistance

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

Local government Urban planning Urbanization
Journal Article
Opposition Politics and Urban Service Delivery in Kampala, Uganda

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

Central planning Economic policy Local government
Presentation
Ethnic Divisions, Local Governance, and Public Goods Provision: New Avenues for Research

Presentation by Rachel M. Gisselquist. Title: 'Ethnic Divisions, Local Governance, and Public Goods Provision: New Avenues for Research' (paper by Rachel M. Gisselquist, Stefan Leiderer, and Miguel Nino-Zarazua)...

26 March 2014
Toronto, Canada
Past event
Working Paper
Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile States: the Case of Somali-Inhabited Eastern Horn of Africa

Institution-building in Somalia has met with high levels of failure for two decades. But successes have occurred in other Somali-inhabited regions of the eastern Horn, and have been especially present at the local and municipal level...

Economic development Economic policy International agencies
Working Paper
Transition Regimes and Security Sector Reforms in Sierra Leone and Liberia

Why are some countries more successful at carrying out post-conflict reconstruction programmes than others? Why has Sierra Leone been more successful in the reform of its armed forces than Liberia has after the end of the Mano River Basin wars?...

Conflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid Local government
Research Brief
Aid to Mozambique: A Trade-Off Between Governance and Democracy?

In Mozambique donors have shifted focus from project aid to budget support in an effort to reform the public sector and ‘justice, legality and public order’...

Budget Democracy Economic assistance and foreign aid
Research Brief
Divided Authority in Kampala, Uganda

Favouritism of government controlled councils is most distinct through interference in local politics rather than through funding mechanisms...

Central planning Economic policy Local government
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