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Working Paper
The Rise and Fall of Decentralization in Contemporary Uganda

There has long been an emphasis on the importance of decentralization in providing better quality public services in the developing world...

Decision making (Finance, Public) Local government Public goods
Research Brief
Service Delivery in Nairobi and Mombasa

In the WIDER Working Paper ‘Decentralized Service Delivery in Nairobi and Mombasa: Policies, politics and inter-governmental relations’ Winnie V...

Economic development Government spending policy Intergovernmental fiscal relations
Working Paper
Foreign Aid and Decentralization: Policies for Autonomy and Programming for Responsiveness

Donor support for decentralization comes in two main categories: recommendations at the policy level and project activities at the programming level...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Economic development projects
Book Chapter
The Changing Dynamics of Foreign Aid and Democracy in Mozambique

From the book: Democratic Trajectories in Africa

Budget Democracy Economic assistance and foreign aid
Research Brief
Urban Service Delivery in Africa and the World Bank

Various studies have shown that there is a positive correlation between urban population levels and gross national income...

Central planning Local government Urban planning
Blog
From the Editor’s Desk (November 2012)

Tony Addison This month saw the visit of Kaushik Basu, the World Bank’s new Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics, to talk about the global crisis and the impact on emerging economies at a UNU-WIDER seminar...

Agriculture Conflict management Economic development
Working Paper
Political Clientelism and Capture: Theory and Evidence from West Bengal, India

We provide a theory of political clientelism, which explains sources and determinants of political clientelism, the relationship between clientelism and elite capture, and their respective consequences for allocation of public services, welfare, and ...

Local government Corruption Political science
Working Paper
Decentralized Service Delivery in Nairobi and Mombasa

In many African countries, decentralization has long been viewed as a means for improving local service delivery...

Economic development Government spending policy Intergovernmental fiscal relations
Blog
What Can Experiments Tell Us About How to Improve Governance?

Rachel M. Gisselquist and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa Over the past decade, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have become a staple of research in development economics...

Cost effectiveness Experimental design Field experiments
Working Paper
Opposition Politics and Urban Service Delivery in Kampala, Uganda

Uganda, like other African countries, has implemented reforms to decentralize political authority to local governments and reintroduce multiparty elections...

Central planning Economic policy Local government
Working Paper
Donor Assistance and Urban Service Delivery in Africa

Sub-Saharan African cities have been growing at historically unprecedented rates. Since the early 1970s, they have welcomed international assistance involving a succession of major thematic objectives...

Central planning Local government Urban planning
Working Paper
The Changing Dynamics of Foreign Aid and Democracy in Mozambique

This study explores the effects of foreign aid on democracy in Mozambique during the last decade. Aid for democracy built on historic relationships forged between donors and the government during the wartime humanitarian emergency...

Budget Democracy Economic assistance and foreign aid
Book Chapter
Toward Efficient Urban Form in China

From the book: Urbanization and Development in Asia

Economic aspects (Agriculture) Land use Economic aspects (Land use)
Book Chapter
Of Guns, Ideas and Taxes: Understanding the Political Logic of Violence-Reducing Policy Innovation in Three Colombian Cities

From the book: Latin American Urban Development into the 21st Century

Local government Political science Taxation
Blog
What Does Good Governance Mean?

Rachel M. Gisselquist Almost all major development institutions today say that promoting good governance is an important part of their agendas...

Methodology (Qualitative research) Methodology (Quantitative research) Institutional economics
Working Paper
Local Government, Taxes, and Guns: Successful Policy Innovation in Three Colombian Cities

This paper evaluates transformative policy innovations with respect to security and taxation in the three main Colombian cities: Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali. In the first two, such policies were associated with huge success...

Local government Political science Taxation
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