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– Rules versus discretionary budgets
Dilip Mookherjee, Anusha Nath - World Development, 2023

Part of Journal Special Issue Clientelist Politics and Development

– A change in environment for a new perspective
Mark Akrofi - UNU-WIDER, 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

After two years of COVID-19 restrictions, I was thrilled to receive an acceptance letter to UNU-WIDER's Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme. Until this point, most of my studies had been conducted online, so a change in environment seemed like a promising way to motivate me to push through my...

– The annual profits multinational corporations shift to tax havens continues to climb and climb
Ludvig Wier, Gabriel Zucman - The Conversation , 2023

About a decade ago, the world’s biggest economies agreed to crack down on multinational corporations’ abusive use of tax havens. This resulted in a 15-point action plan that aimed to curb practices that shielded a large chunk of corporate profits from tax authorities....

Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

The importance of domestic revenue mobilization and taxation for sustainable development is widely acknowledged in global development discussions, but for real change to happen the amounts of development aid and political engagement need to live up to commitments. Key factors of development,...

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– An interpretative survey
Kunal Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

When India became a republic in 1950, the economy was primarily agrarian, with three-fifths of output originating from agriculture. In the sixty years since independence, there has been a significant transformation of economic activity away from agriculture, with less than one-fifth of output now...

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– Measurement and concepts
Kyle McNabb - UNU-WIDER, 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

The aims of this paper are twofold. It firstly identifies and discusses the extent to which public revenues from natural resources are adequately captured in existing cross-country revenue databases, before exploring the extent to which such data can be used to estimate countries’ fiscal...

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– The case of ‘Solar Mamas’ who bring light
Veda Vaidyanathan - UNU-WIDER, 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines multiple facets of New Delhi’s development cooperation with countries in Africa and argues that grassroots organizations in India that find innovative, low-cost technological solutions to developmental challenges can help governments and multilateral agencies craft...

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– How local communities in Italy keep anti-fascist sentiments alive
Simone Cremaschi, Juan Masullo J. - UNU-WIDER, 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

Can past wartime experiences other than violence have long-term effects on political attitudes and behaviours? How are these legacies sustained across generations and beyond those who directly experienced war? We explore these questions in Italy, a country whose democratic institutions were...

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– Income and taxable income, adjusted for retirement fund and medical expense reporting changes
Andrew R. Donaldson - UNU-WIDER, 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

Tax administration statistics now provide considerably more complete and reliable measures of South African personal income and its distribution than the available household or other survey sources. However, there are difficulties in using tax data across time, as both policy and reporting...

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Adeel Malik, Rinchan Ali Mirza, Faiz Ur Rehman - UNU-WIDER, 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

We examine whether frontier rule, which disallows frontier residents from recourse to formal institutions of conflict management and disproportionately empowers tribal elites, provides a more fragile basis for maintaining social order in the face of shocks. Combining a historical border that...

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Nicola Daniele Coniglio, Vitorocco Peragine, Davide Vurchio - UNU-WIDER, 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper we explore the links between international migration and income inequality. After presenting a simple model which considers the role of income distribution in individual decisions to migrate, we estimate a set of models on the determinants of yearly bilateral migration from a very...

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– The case of Afghanistan
Nematullah Bizhan - UNU-WIDER, 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

The aid effectiveness principles have limits if the recipient is fragile. The problem of relevance exists if the recipient has an authoritarian or totalitarian regime. In situations of weak statehood and fragility, a large portion of aid would likely bypass the state because of high demand for...

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Paolo Brunori, Francisco H.G. Ferreira, Guido Neidhöfer - UNU-WIDER, 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

How strong is the transmission of socio-economic status across generations in Latin America? To answer this question, we first review the empirical literature on intergenerational mobility and inequality of opportunity for the region, summarizing results for both income and educational outcomes...

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– The case of Ghana
Charles Godfred Ackah, Monica P. Lambon-Quayefio - UNU-WIDER, 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

One essential condition of economic progress in any society is an ample supply of savings, which depends on the growth of real capital. Economists agree that higher investment rates will lead to higher growth. Thus, domestic savings is considered an important determinant of growth in...

Michael Danquah, Kunal Sen - Brookings Institution Press, 0 - Washington, D.C.

Structural transformation involves the movement of workers from low-productivity sectors to high-productivity sectors. It has historically been associated with a shift from agrarian economies to more industrial economies based around urban areas, as seen in many Western nations as well as the...

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– Experimental evidence from Rwanda
Patricia Justino, Marinella Leone, Pierfrancesco Rolla, Monique Abimpaye - Journal of the European Economic Association, 0

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW  |  This study investigates the short- and medium-term impact of a randomized group-based early child development program targeting parents of children aged 6–24 months in a poor, rural district of Rwanda. This low-intensity, short-duration, and...

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