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Working Paper
Shadow prices for a small open economy under uncertainty: Which expected values are valid

This paper re-examines the validity of using expected values to evaluate the social profitability of public investments under uncertainty...

Uncertainty Shadow prices Public investments
Working Paper
Natural resource revenues and public investment in resource-rich economies in sub-Saharan Africa

The general policy prescription for resource-rich countries is that, for sustainable consumption, a greater percentage of the windfall from resource rents should be channelled into accumulating foreign assets such as a sovereign public fund as done i...

Public investments
Journal Article
The Efficiency of India's Cities: Is There a Case to Finance Them?

One reason for unsatisfactory public service delivery in Indian cities is that city finances are in poor condition...

Land tenure Public investments Public utilities
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (June 2013)

29 June 2013 Tony Addison The June-July summer issue of Angle comes to you amid the 19 hours daylight of the Finnish mid-summer...

Econometric models (Economic development) Agriculture Children
Working Paper
Prioritizing Rural Investments in Africa: a Hybrid Evaluation Approach Applied to Uganda

Prioritizing public investments requires information on relative returns that are difficult to derive from disparate evaluation studies...

Agriculture Poverty Public investments
Working Paper
Impact of Climate Change on Crops, Irrigation and Hydropower in the Zambezi River Basin

The past reliance on historical observed weather patterns for future investment in basic infrastructure planning (e.g., irrigation schemes, hydropower plants, roads, etc.) has been questioned considerably in recent years...

Agriculture Climate change Public investments
Research Brief
Aid, Debt, and Public Expenditure Allocation

It is predicted that the global financial crisis will negatively affect developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa both through a reduction in Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) caused by the shrinking (or stagnating) of the economies of many majo...

Public debt Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy
Working Paper
On the Impact of External Debt and Aid on Public Expenditure Allocation in Sub-Saharan Africa after the Launch of the HIPC Initiative

In the wake of the current financial and economic crises, the economies of sub-Saharan Africa find themselves squeezed between likely reductions in official development assistance and the pressing challenge to eradicate poverty...

Public debt Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy
Working Paper
The Efficiency of States and Cities: Is There a Case for Public Land Leasing and Sales to Finance India’s Cities?

In this study an attempt has been made to assess the potential of land as a municipal financing tool in four Indian cities, to enable better public service delivery and attainment of the MDGs...

Land tenure Public investments Public utilities
Journal Article
Poverty and Governance: The Contest for Aid

Part of Journal Special Issue Development Aid

Competition Economic assistance and foreign aid Political science
Working Paper
Poverty and Governance: The Contest for Aid

Countries compete with one another for funds distributed by nongovernment organizations (NGOs). We examine the competition over poverty and governance conducted by a NGO in the allocation of its funds among potential recipient countries...

Competition Economic assistance and foreign aid Political science
Book Chapter
Financial Markets and R&D Investments: A Discrete Time Model to Interpret Public Policies

From the book: Financial Development, Institutions, Growth and Poverty Reduction

Public expenditures Finance infrastructure Investments
Book Chapter
The Burden of Debt and the Millennium Development Goal for Poverty in India

From the book: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

Public debt Poverty Public investments
Working Paper
The External Debt-Servicing Constraint and Public Expenditure Composition: Evidence from African Economies

The paper explores the impact of a binding external debt-servicing constraint on the sectoral composition of government expenditures in the economies of Africa, where this constraint has traditionally been most prevalent...

Public debt Economic assistance and foreign aid Public expenditures
Working Paper
The Burden of Government Debt in the Indian States: Implications for the MDG Poverty Target

In this paper we explore what impact, if any, government debts have on achieving the Millennium Development Goals for the Indian states...

Public debt Poverty Public investments
Working Paper
Financial Markets and R&D Investments: a Discrete-Time Model to Interpret Public Policies

This paper introduces a discrete-time intertemporal investment model in which the flow of profits affects the risk premium on the cost of finance, and, as a consequence, the rate of discount of future profits...

Public expenditures Finance infrastructure Investments
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