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Book Chapter
Conclusions and policy implications

From the book: Tasks, skills, and institutions

Inequality Policy Developing countries
Working Paper
Trust as state capacity: The political economy of compliance

This paper explores the link between trust in government, policy-making, and compliance. It focuses on a specific channel whereby citizens who are convinced that a policy is worthwhile are more motivated to comply with it...

State capacity Trust Compliance
Working Paper
The determinants of domestic saving in Kenya

The savings–growth nexus is widely acknowledged, both in policy and in the literature. But Kenya’s numerous policy initiatives to encourage savings mobilization are yet to yield the expected outcomes...

Domestic savings Growth Policy
Working Paper
Identity and support for policies towards Indigenous people: Evidence from Australia

This paper adds to knowledge on the role of politicians’ and voters’ identities in influencing policy-making in societies marked by ethnic inequality...

Politician Identity Voting behaviour
Journal Article
Clientelism and governance

Part of Journal Special Issue Clientelist Politics and Development

vote-buying Clientelism Politics
Book Chapter
Inclusive structural transformation in India: Past episodes and future trajectories

From the book: The developer’s dilemma

Developer's dilemma India Inequality
Report
Policy in the time of pandemic: Social transfers in South Africa during the coronavirus national lockdown, 2020

This case study details the policy choices and decisions of the South African government to provide economic relief, through social grants, to vulnerable South Africans and those resident in South Africa to enable them to withstand the effects of the...

COVID-19 Welfare Policy
Working Paper
Two decades of Tanzanian health policy: Examining policy developments and opportunities through a gender lens

Tanzania has undertaken important health sector reforms in the new millennium, and the most recent Health Sector Strategic Plan (2021–26) lays out ambitious targets to achieve universal health coverage...

Tanzania Women Health
Working Paper
Clientelism and governance

Unlike much of the growing literature on political clientelism, this short paper contains mainly the author’s general reflections on the broad issues of governance (or mis-governance including corruption), democracy, and state capacity that cli...

vote-buying Clientelism Politics
Blog
Ethnic diversity and informal employment in Ghana

Informal activities are widespread in many developing countries. In many sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries informal economic activities account for more than one-third of economic output and more than two-thirds of employment...

Ethnic diversity Inequalities Informality
Blog
Better measures of informality can improve poverty reduction policy

In a recent study , my co-authors and I propose a new way to measure informality by household, rather than by individual worker...

Informality Labour rights Labour market outcomes
Working Paper
The electric vehicle revolution: Economic and policy implications for natural resource exporters in developing countries

The emergence of a mass market for electric vehicles (EVs) offers considerable development opportunities for resource exporters, given their intensive raw material requirements, including for cobalt, nickel, lithium, copper, aluminium, and manganese...

Transportation Raw materials Resource curse
Working Paper
Kuznets’ tension in India: Two episodes

Developing countries face a trade-off between the twin objectives of structural transformation and inclusive growth. This is the ‘developer’s dilemma’...

Developer's dilemma India Inequality
Journal Article
Policy and trade issues for a future regional biofuels market in Southern Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Bioenergy in Southern Africa

Biofuel Policy
Book Chapter
Industries without smokestacks: Mozambique country case study

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

Industries Exports Policy
Working Paper
Biofuels in Southern Africa: Political economy, trade, and policy environment

Expansion of biofuels production and consumption at the regional and national levels relies on both supportive energy prices and policy interventions...

Biofuel Policy
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