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Tax Structures and Economic Growth: New Evidence from the Government Revenue Dataset

Part of Journal Special Issue Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development

Economic growth Fiscal policy Development
Working Paper
Diaspora externalities: A view from the South

Migration decisions affect those left-behind in ways that are partly taken into account by market forces (e.g., wage effects on labour markets) and for the most part these can be seen as pure externalities...

Diaspora networks International migration Development
Policy Brief
The political economy of clean energy Energy Development Climate change
Policy Brief
The practice of industrial policy: Four lessons for Africa Industrialization Industrial policy Structural transformation
Policy Brief
Africa's Lions: Three challenges limiting the potential for inclusive growth Growth Employment infrastructure
Blog
Domestic revenue mobilization and the role of data

Government revenues are central to funding public expenditures in all countries...

Tax Development
Blog
Updated 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
Working Paper
Regulatory structures and challenges to developmental extractives: Some practical observations from Ghana

At the heart of an effective extractive resource-based economic transformation and development is an effective regulatory framework that guides the promotion of investments into the sector, the procedure for responsible extraction, and the management...

Development Extractives Regulatory
Working Paper
Multilateral development aid: Assessing the major replenishments of 2016

This survey of the 2016 replenishments of three multilateral development bank soft funds and of the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria shows that a significant re-set of the multilateral development finance system is taking place, with grant fundin...

aid Multilateral finance Traditional and emerging donors
Working Paper
The effect of China’s One Child Policy on sex selection, family size, and the school enrolment of daughters

I first document that the introduction of the One Child Policy dramatically increased sex selection in certain regions, and that the Chinese government responded to this by allowing parents who had a daughter as their first child to try for a second ...

Development Education Family planning
Lecture
Public Economics Winter School 2017

The University of Pretoria will hold from 3-7 July 2017 the second Winter School – one of the key events in the public economics capacity building initiative managed by GTAC on behalf of the National Treasury.

3 July 20177 July 2017
University of Pretoria, cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street, Pretoria, South Africa
Past event
Blog
Tax, development and the SDGs: How we are supporting the data revolution

At the core of efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals lies a commitment to enhance domestic revenue mobilization. Strengthening capacity to collect tax and other revenue is key for developing countries as they move forward...

Tax Development data
Working Paper
Mining’s contribution to low- and middle-income economies

In several low- and middle-income countries with important extractive sectors, gross national income has developed favourably. Africa has benefitted most, particularly West Africa...

Mining Development Tax revenue
Working Paper
Health consequences of sterilizations

One-third of married women are sterilized in India. This is largely due to family planning programs that put a strong emphasis on ‘permanent’ contraceptive methods rather than temporary ones...

Development Fertility, Human Gender
Book
The Practice of Industrial Policy: Government–Business Coordination in Africa and East Asia

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...

Industrialization Industrial policy Structural transformation
Book
The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...

Energy Development Climate change
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