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8 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperLocal governance quality and law compliance: The case of Mozambican firms
Using panel data of manufacturing enterprises in Mozambique between 2012 and 2017, we investigate how changes in perceived quality of governance are related to firms’ law compliance...Governance Transparency Law
Working PaperTransparency in extractive industry commodities trading
The paper reviews the debate about transparency in extractive industry commodities trade. It examines the obstacles to improved transparency...Transparency Commodity trading Extractive industries
Journal ArticlePolicy Transparency in the Public Sector: The Case of Social Benefits in Tanzania
Part of Journal Special Issue SOUTHMOD: Modelling Tax-benefit Systems in Developing CountriesTransparency Social assistance Community targeting
Book ChapterCapturing economic and social benefits at the community level: Opportunities and obstacles for civil society
From the book: Extractive IndustriesExtractive industries Transparency Accountability
Book ChapterThe role of governance and international norms for managing natural resources
From the book: Extractive IndustriesGovernance Transparency Natural resources
Working PaperPolicy transparency in the public sector: The case of social benefits in Tanzania
A well functioning system of public service delivery requires the definition and measurement of eligibility for services to be determined in a transparent and non-discretionary manner...Transparency Social assistance Community targeting
Working PaperThe role of governance and international norms in managing natural resources
The governance of natural resource wealth is widely considered to constitute a key determinant in whether the extraction of natural resources proves to be a blessing or a curse...Governance Transparency Natural resources
Working PaperCapturing economic and social benefits at the community level: Opportunities and obstacles for civil society
Civil society organizations have played various roles in promoting the capture of benefits from and protection against the negative impacts of extractive industries...Extractive industries Transparency Accountability