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Book ChapterThe politics of promoting social protection in Uganda: A comparative analysis of social cash transfers and social health insurance Political science Social conditions Transfer payments
Book ChapterUnderstanding elite commitment to social protection: Rwanda’s Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme Economic policy Political science Social conditions
Working PaperThe politics of promoting social cash transfers in Uganda
In 2015 the Government of Uganda agreed to start rolling out a social pension programme, and increasing its own contribution to it...Political science Social conditions Transfer payments
Working PaperUnderstanding elite commitment to social protection: Rwanda’s Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme
This paper examines the political economy of Rwanda’s Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme, concluding that strong government commitment to the programme has been shaped by the specific characteristics of the political settlement that was established...Economic policy Political science Social conditions
Journal ArticleCaste-based crimes and economic status: Evidence from India
Crimes against the historically marginalized Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC and ST) by the upper castes in India represent an extreme form of prejudice and discrimination...Caste Crime Social conditions
ReportWhat Do We Know About Aid as We Approach 2015?
The ReCom—Research and Communication on Foreign Aid—programme produced 240 original studies...Agriculture Children Climatic changes
Book ChapterGhana: The Development Record and the Washington Consensus
The Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa is a definitive and comprehensive account of the key issues and topics affecting Africa's ability to grow and develop...Economic conditions Economic development Economic policy
Journal ArticleLimited commitment and crowding out of private transfers: Evidence from a randomised experiment
This paper studies some empirical implications of models with limited risk sharing due to the imperfect enforceability of contracts...Education Health Households