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Mia Ellis, Margaret McMillan, Jed Silver - Oxford University Press, 2018
– The case of East Africa
Charles Kunaka, Gaël Raballand, Mike Fitzmaurice - Oxford University Press, 2018
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– Evidence from Tanzania
Takaaki Masaki - World Development, 2018

Do intergovernmental transfers reduce revenues collected by local government authorities (LGAs)? There is already a well-established body of literature in public finance, which argues that intergovernmental grants “crowd out” local revenues. Most existing studies, however, explore the...

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– The case of social benefits in Tanzania
Gemma C. Wright, Vincent Leyaro, Elineema Kisanga, Christine Byaruhanga3 - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

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. This paper uses the case of the Productive Social Safety Net in mainland Tanzania to explore factors that...

– What can be done?
Alan R. Roe - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

In the second part of this blog, Alan R. Roe discusses what is known about the informational failures that pose challenges for governments in projecting revenues from extractive industries. Read the first part here.  Important new light has been thrown on information gaps faced by...

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Pia Rattenhuber, Maria Jouste - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

We use four novel, cross-country comparable tax-benefit microsimulation models for Ecuador, Ghana, Tanzania, and South Africa to evaluate ex ante the expansion of a universal old-age pension in a static setting. Universal pensions would significantly reduce poverty and inequality in settings in...

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– A 25-Year Perspective
Emmanuel Maliti - Social Indicators Research, 2018

The literature on inequality in Tanzania has been dependent on limited rounds of methodologically different household budget surveys. The literature in question seldomly goes beyond analysis of inequality trends between two rounds of surveys, thereby ignoring longer period inequality trends....

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– Evidence from a randomized survey experiment in Tanzania
Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Does self-serving elite behaviour make citizens more politically active? This paper presents the results of a randomized field experiment where voters in Tanzania were given information about elite use of tax havens. Information provided in a neutral form had no effect on voting intentions....

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Ninja Ritter Klejnstrup, Joel Silas Lincoln - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

In this study, we assess formal education as a causal determinant of women’s malaria preventive behaviour, as well as children’s risk of malaria infection. For identification, we rely on exogenous variation in educational attainment generated by educational reforms during the 1970s...

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– The case of four African countries
Valérie Bérenger - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper investigates the levels and evolution of poverty in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe using the decomposability properties of poverty measures based on a counting approach. We compare poverty measures such as the Alkire and Foster index with alternative poverty indices that...

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– On the cultural origins of violence against women
Vincent Leyaro, Pablo Selaya, Neda Trifković - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

We study the roots of violence against women, and propose that it partly originates in cultural norms that derive from (a) characteristics of the traditional subsistence problem in different societies, and (b) differences in the sexual division of labor for solving that problem in each society...

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Kasper Brandt, Longinus Rutasitara, Onesmo Selejio, Neda Trifković - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper explores the link between entrepreneurship and child human capital development. We specifically examine how operating a non-farm enterprise (NFE) as opposed to working in agriculture relates to child labour and schooling outcomes. Accounting for time-invariant unobservable...

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– Structural change or just big numbers?
Alan R. Roe - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper extends UNU-WIDER Working Paper 2016/79, which examined the economic situation in Tanzania during the resurgence of gold and diamond production after 1999, with the situation that emerged as the country began to exploit its very large resources of natural gas mainly from the Indian...

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Jehovaness Aikaeli, Thomas Markussen - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

We use household survey data to investigate the effects of formal, private property rights to agricultural land on agricultural investment, land valuation and access to credit in Tanzania. Results show that while there are no detectable effects of formal, private land property rights (written...

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Katarina Juselius, Abdulaziz Reshid, Finn Tarp - Journal of Development Studies, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Macroeconomic Perspectives on Aid

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Margaret E Kruk, Adanna Chukwuma, Godfrey Mbaruku, Hannah H. Leslie - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Objective: To analyse factors affecting variations in the observed quality of antenatal and sick-child care in primary-care facilities in seven African countries. Methods: We pooled nationally representative data from service provision assessment surveys of health facilities in Kenya, Malawi,...

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