The death of aid has often been declared, and private capital flows as well as earnings from natural resources now far exceed official development assistance (ODA) in aggregate...Foreign aid Macroeconomics Tax revenue
Development aid by itself cannot ‘save the planet’. Yet, development aid and institutions have the potential to remain important catalytic actors in achieving developmental and global environmental objectives...Foreign aid Climate change Environment
BlogMini-documentary: Mozambique - Scaling up research and capacity
In the 1980s Mozambique was one of the poorest countries in the world. Since then, the country has recovered from civil war to grow by an average of 7% each year...
BlogWhat would it take for Mozambique’s growth to be inclusive?
In late November 2017 more than 100 people gathered in Maputo, Mozambique, to participate in a joint reflection on poverty and inequality in the country...Poverty and inequality Mozambique
In broad terms, the climate challenge is relatively straightforward. Global average temperatures are rising because of anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases...Energy Development Climate change
BlogIncome generation and malaria in Uganda
Several large-scale efforts have been made to combat malaria in the last decade under the Millennium Development Goals, and while these have led to a rapid decline in cases, malaria continues to exact a heavy toll on sub-Saharan Africa, both in terms...Administrative law Agriculture Economic development
BlogA WIDER perspective on migration
While many WIDER Development Conferences emerge from ongoing projects, our latest conference in October — ‘ Migration and mobility: New frontiers for research and policy ’ — offered a different opportunity: to focus attention ...Migration Refugees
BlogPeer influence and human capital accumulation: Evidence from Delhi University colleges
College is an important milestone in life that is believed to develop several aspects of an individual's human capital, broadly defined to include both cognitive and socio-emotional traits...Cognitive attainment Behaviour Personality
Industrial policy has finally moved away from the arid debate on ‘picking winners’ versus ‘levelling the playing field’...Industrialization Industrial policy Structural transformation
BlogHas the quality of Mozambique’s education been sacrificed at the altar of access?
Mozambique, in common with many other developing countries, has achieved impressive increases in access to education. Since 2000, the number of children attending primary school has more than doubled, as have the number of schools...Education education quality access to education
BlogWhat role for East African hydrocarbons in the global economy post-Paris COP21?
Over the past decade significant hydrocarbon discoveries have been made across East Africa...Natural resources extractives industry Governance
Historically, the African continent has been largely dismissed as a case of regional economic delinquency, with the levels of growth necessary to reduce poverty and inequality deemed to be consistently unattainable...Growth Employment infrastructure
BlogEnergy subsidies are bigger than aid in more than half of poor countries … but we spend very little trying to reduce them
Which of the following do you think is the most important need in developing countries?...Energy subsidies Fossil fuel subsidies aid
BlogDomestic revenue mobilization and the role of data
Government revenues are central to funding public expenditures in all countries...Tax Development
BlogUpdated Government Revenue Dataset provides new insights into developing country tax collection trends
The increasing focus on domestic resource mobilization in developing countries means that, for researchers and policy makers, access to accurate and timely data is more important than ever...Tax Development
BlogToo late, too little? The IMF and international tax flight
When key decision makers of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) gather in Washington DC for the IMF’s annual meeting in October, one thing that would merit more attention is the mismatch between the IMF’s recent alignments against inter...Internation Monetary Fund OECD tax avoidance