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Journal ArticleEducational Assistance and Education Quality in Indonesia: The Role of Decentralization
Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global SouthDecentralization Education transfer education quality
Book ChapterMacroeconomic Perspective on Development
From the book: Asian TransformationsUnemployment Labour market State
Working PaperA macroeconomic perspective on Asian development
Macroeconomic strategies and policies have differed significantly among Asian countries over the last fifty years, and yet some common issues recur despite their immense diversity in inherited historical initial conditions, differences in political s...Unemployment Labour market State
Working PaperEducational assistance and education quality in Indonesia: The role of decentralization
We examine the evolution of educational assistance in Indonesia, following two decades of government decentralization, and its effect on education quality...Decentralization Education transfer education quality
Working PaperFiscal decentralization and the shadow economy
In this paper we use the new Government Revenue Dataset to analyse fiscal decentralization...Taxation Decentralization Fiscal decentralization
Working PaperPolitical agency and public healthcare: Evidence from India
The development of institutions of self-governance in India, and specifically the 2005 reform—the National Rural Health Mission that introduced village health and sanitation committees—provide a unique opportunity to study the effects of ...Decentralization Direct democracy Immunization
WorkshopChallenges for Development Research: Decentralisation, the Transfer of Land, Impact Assessment and Design of Development Programmes, Institutional Failures, and using Agriculture for Development
Workshop hosted by: UNU-WIDER and Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam