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Policy sciences
Working Paper
Discriminatory attitudes and indigenous language promotion: Challenges and solutions

In this paper, we analyse which channels influence individual preferences concerning the choice of the official language in Zambia...

Education Equality and inequality History, Local
Research Brief
The Effect of Tax on Income Inequality and Growth in Latin America

After tax reforms in the 1980s and 1990s, income inequality increased in many Latin American countries The tax reforms of the 2000s have been more equalizing in terms of income inequality: Argentina, Honduras and Nicaragua have seen the most redistri...

Equality and inequality Gross national product Policy sciences
Journal Article
Urban Governance and Service Delivery in African Cities: The Role of Politics and Policies

Part of Journal Special Issue Urban Governance and Service Delivery in sub-Saharan Africa

Delivery of goods Policy sciences Public goods
Working Paper
Does the African Middle Class Defend Democracy?: Evidence from Kenya

Barrington Moore’s famous line ‘no bourgeoisie, no democracy’ is one of the most quoted claims in political science. But has the rise of the African middle class promoted democratic consolidation?...

Policy sciences
Book Chapter
Tax Policy and Income Distribution during the Last Decade

From the book: Falling Inequality in Latin America

Equality and inequality Gross national product Policy sciences
Book Chapter
Recent Distributive Changes in Latin America: An Overview

From the book: Falling Inequality in Latin America

Equality and inequality Government accountability Income distribution
Working Paper
Who Really Leads Development?

‘Leadership’ is not a common topic for research in international development. In recent years, however, prominent studies like the 2008 Growth Commission Report noted the importance of leadership in development...

Government business enterprises Policy sciences Decision making (Public administration)
Working Paper
How Do Governments Become Great?: Ten Cases, Two Competing Explanations, One Large Research Agenda

Governments can play great roles in their countries, regions, and cities; facilitating or leading the resolution of festering problems and opening new pathways for progress...

Economic development Policy sciences Decision making (Public administration)
Book Chapter
Can Industrial Policy Work under Neopatrimonial Rule?

From the book: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First Century

Economic development Industrial policy Policy sciences
Book Chapter
Industrial Policies in Latin America

From the book: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First Century

Industrial policy Policy sciences
Blog
Research Entering the Policy Domain
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Carl-Gustav Lindén The research project ReCom-Research and Communication on foreign aid, which is co-ordinated by UNU-WIDER with funding from the development agencies Danida and Sida, is now midway through its life...

Economic development Economic policy Economics
Book Chapter
Misuse of Institutions: Lessons from Transition

From the book: Economies in Transition

Institutional economics Policy sciences
Book Chapter
Public-Private Co-operation for Gas Provision in Poor Neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires: Assessing the Impact on Housing Improvements and Health

From the book: Latin American Urban Development into the 21st Century

Gas utilities Infrastructure (Economics) Policy sciences
Blog
From the Editor's desk (November 2011)

Tony Addison As we come to the end of November, the snow has yet to arrive in Helsinki...

Economic aspects (Finance) Climatic changes Economic aspects (Raw materials)
Working Paper
Industrial Policies in Latin America

This chapter analyses the main features of industrial policies carried out in Latin America since 1990. It studies these policies during import substitution industrialization and how they changed after the market-oriented economic reforms...

Industrial policy Policy sciences
Working Paper
Can Industrial Policy Work under Neopatrimonial Rule?

Technological latecomer countries face a dilemma, they need to pursue pro-active industrial policies to compensate for manifold disadvantages vis-à-vis established competitors, but at the same time, due to neopatrimonial politics and capacity constra...

Economic development Industrial policy Policy sciences
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