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Social conditions
Working Paper
The 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 Paper
Understanding 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 Article
Caste-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
What 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 Chapter
Ghana: 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 Article
Limited 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
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