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Working Paper
Good for now but not forever: officials’ perspectives on the relevance of the effectiveness agenda and the need for change

This paper investigates whether the current effectiveness agenda—agreed during the 2011 Busan High Level Forum on Development Effectiveness—continues to define best practice in development amidst a rapidly changing development landscape...

Aid effectiveness Development aid Development agencies
Working Paper
The politics of affirmative action: ethnicity, equity, and state-business relations in Malaysia

Malaysia provides for interesting paradoxes. Poverty was reduced by adopting a horizontal perspective to policy planning through affirmative action targeting one ethnic group lagging economically in society...

Politics Enterprises Affirmative action
Journal Article
Clientelism and governance

Part of Journal Special Issue Clientelist Politics and Development

vote-buying Clientelism Politics
Journal Article
Formalizing clientelism in Kenya: From Harambee to the Constituency Development Fund

THIS ARTICLE IS PART OF A FORTHCOMING JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE OF WORLD DEVELOPMENT | Why does clientelism persist? What determines how politicians signal responsiveness to voters and exert effort towards fulfilling campaign promises?...

Politics Kenya Clientelism
Working Paper
Formalizing clientelism in Kenya: From Harambee to the Constituency Development Fund

Why does clientelism persist? What determines how politicians signal responsiveness or fulfil their campaign promises?...

Politics Kenya Clientelism
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
Clientelism – another reason to worry about US democracy

The last several months have given us many reasons to worry about US democracy – not least the riot at the US Capitol and the president’s refusal to accept the results of the November election, with Republican support. Rachel Gisselquist ...

Clientelism United States Corruption
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
Seminar
Joshua Magero Otieno on ethnicity, politics and wellbeing in Kenya

Joshua Magero Otieno will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 November. Abstract – Ethnicity, politics and wellbeing in Kenya Perceived or real welfare imbalances fundamentally impacts individuals’ civic participation, inclusivity...

20 November 2019
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Book Chapter
Who should get what, how and why?: DfID and the transnational politics of social cash transfers in sub-Saharan Africa

From the book: The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa

Africa Policy transfer Politics
Book Chapter
The negotiated politics of social protection in East and Southern Africa

From the book: The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa

Social assistance Politics Sub-Saharan Africa
Policy Brief
Aid effectiveness: Growth and beyond

The questions of whether aid has impact and is effective have been the subject of considerable attention...

Aid effectiveness Aid and growth Development aid
In the media
UNU-WIDER findings on the influence of female elected officials on economic performance continues to make headlines

Reporting on UNU-WIDER research published in the working paper ‘ Women legislators and economic performance ’, news outlets The Times of India , The Quint , The Diplomat , and more, have published articles discussing the impact of women...

Gender Politics Economic growth
Journal Article
What Does the Evidence Tell Us about ‘Thinking and Working Politically’ in Development Assistance?

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and Effectiveness

Aid effectiveness Donors Evidence
Journal Article
Aid Impact and Effectiveness: Introduction and Overview

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and Effectiveness

Donors Fragile states Climate change
Journal Special Issue
Aid Impact and Effectiveness Aid effectiveness Aid and growth Development aid
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