The end of poverty postponed?
Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality. Blog by Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez discusses their new research.
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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Catch up on recordings from the WIDER Webinar Series to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. More webinars to be announced soon!
COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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ReportSOUTHMOD country report Ghana - GHAMOD v2.0
This report documents GHAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Ghana. The report describes the different tax-benefit policies in place, how the microsimulation model picks up these different provisions, and the database on which the model runs...Taxation Government revenue GHAMOD
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Zambia - MicroZAMOD v2.4
This report documents MicroZAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Zambia...Taxation Government revenue MicroZAMOD
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Uganda - UGAMOD v1.4
This report documents UGAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Uganda...SOUTHMOD UGAMOD Taxation
BlogInternational tax avoidance and development
Corporate taxation is at the heart of economic development, and cardiac failure looms if international tax reform is not made globally inclusive There is a close link between a country’s economic development and its capacity to collect tax reve...International taxation tax avoidance Tax havens
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Uganda - UGAMOD v1.1
View the latest UGAMOD country report here . This report documents UGAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Uganda. This work was carried out by Uganda Revenue Authority ( URA ) and Makerere University in collaboration with the project partners...SOUTHMOD UGAMOD Tax
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Tanzania - TAZMOD v1.8
This report documents TAZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Tanzania. This work was carried out by University of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with the project partners in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project...TAZMOD SOUTHMOD Tax
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Ghana - GHAMOD v1.3
View the latest GHAMOD country report here . This report documents GHAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Ghana...Tax Government revenue GHAMOD
BlogRevenue data like you’ve never seen it before: Introducing the GRD Explorer
Let’s face it, data is important. It sits at the core of almost everything that we in the development economics research community do. However, the way in which we use, share, understand, interpret and present data is more important still...Government revenue Taxation data
Journal ArticleDoes the Political Resource Curse Affect Public Finance? The Vulnerability of Tax Revenue in Resource-Dependent Countries
Part of Journal Special Issue Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Developmenttaxes Natural resources terms-of-trade shocks
BlogInformation asymmetries in extractive industries: What can be done?
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 ...Extractive industries Government revenue
BlogForecasting revenues from extractive industries: Information asymmetries and other disadvantages of host governments
In the first part of this blog, Alan R. Roe writes about the difficulties governments face in predicting revenues from extractive industries. Read part two here ...Extractive industries Government revenue
NewsNew collaborative programme focusing on economic transformation and inequality launched with South African government and other regional organizations Structural economic transformation Economic inequality Employment and Industry
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Ethiopia - ETMOD v1.0
This report documents ETMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Ethiopia...Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Ghana - GHAMOD v1.0
View the latest GHAMOD country report here . This report documents GHAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Ghana...Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Ecuador - ECUAMOD v1.0
View the latest ECUAMOD country report here . This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador...Tax Government revenue Government spending policy