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Who trusts?: Ethnicity, integration, and attitudes toward elected officials in urban Nigeria

In the developing world, clientelism is common. In Africa, public office is often used to redistribute resources to ethnically defined constituencies, and this form of clientelistic exchange is a key determinant of vote choice...

Trust Identity Politics
Working Paper
The global politics of social protection

Since the early 2000s international development agencies have actively promoted social protection as a new global public policy...

Africa Policy transfer Politics
Working Paper
Poverty, changing political regimes, and social cash transfers in Zimbabwe, 1980–2016

Since 2000, Zimbabwe has been under some pressure to provide more fully for its children. It is not clear whether child poverty has worsened, although AIDS, drought, and economic mismanagement have all compromised poverty reduction...

Poverty Child poverty Politics
Working Paper
Donor-supported approaches to improving extractives governance: Lessons from Nigeria and Ghana

Donor interest in the extractives sector is based upon the premise that it represents an opportunity to improve a country’s development prospects...

Oil Gas Natural resources
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Experimental and non-experimental methods to study government performance: contributions and limits

Theme: 2012-13

In recent years, field experiments using randomized trials have gained increasing popularity in the field of development economics. In particular, scholars have argued strongly for their use as the best means of identifying ‘what works’...

Field experiments Non-experimental methods Governance
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