Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
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Book ChapterChoices for spending government revenue: New African oil, gas, and mining economies
From the book: Extractive IndustriesExtractives Education Framework
Working PaperToward closer cohesion of international tax statistics: The ICTD/UNU-WIDER GRD 2017
The Government Revenue Dataset (GRD) was launched in September 2014 and, in the few years since, has gone on to be recognized as the go-to source for researchers and policymakers seeking cross-country data on government revenues and taxes...Tax Fiscal policy data
Working PaperChoices for spending government revenue: New African oil, gas, and mining economies
This paper examines a broad range of opportunities for addressing the pressing human development needs of low-income countries by using new oil, gas, and mineral discoveries...Extractives Education Framework
Working PaperDeflecting my burden, hindering redistribution: How elites influence tax legislation in Latin America
This paper proposes to understand a singular but salient factor that enables the wealthy to deflect their tax burden downwards: elites’ political leverage to shape legislation via their capacity to influence political actors and policy outcomes...Equality and inequality Revenue Tax evasion
Working PaperTax-benefit microsimulation modelling in Mozambique: A feasibility study
This paper assesses the feasibility of developing a tax and benefit microsimulation model in Mozambique...Fiscal policy Revenue Taxation
Working PaperTax-benefit microsimulation modelling in Zambia: A feasibility study
This study presents the findings from a feasibility study on the potential for developing a static tax-benefit microsimulation model for Zambia...Revenue Taxation
Book ChapterIs it Possible to Reform a Customs Administration?: The Role of the Customs Elite on the Reform Process in Cameroon
From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic DevelopmentDecision making (Finance, Public) Corruption Public administration
Working PaperIs it Possible to Reform a Customs Administration?: The Role of the Customs Elite on the Reform Process in Cameroon
An ethnographic approach is applied to Cameroon customs in order to explore the role and the capacity of the bureaucratic elites to reform their institution...Decision making (Finance, Public) Corruption Public administration
Working PaperAgricultural Development for Peace
Agricultural development can contribute significantly to peace by raising incomes and employment, thereby reducing the social frustrations that give rise to violence...Agriculture International trade Revenue
Working PaperThe Revenue and Double Dividend Potential of Taxes on International Private Capital Flows and Securities Transactions
This paper explores two proposals to tax financial flows in developing economies—the package of policies implemented to various degrees by Chile and Colombia during the 1990s, widely referred to today as the Chilean model—and securities t...Economic policy Revenue Securities
Working PaperThe Politics of Revenue Sharing in Resource-Dependent States
In a significant number of developing countries, revenue from the sale of a few natural resources accounts for the vast majority of export earnings and a large share of total government revenue...Distribution (Economic theory) Equality and inequality Natural resources