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Working Paper
A proposal for a new universal development commitment

Most Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries have accepted, in principle at least, the 50-year-old commitment of contributing 0.7 per cent of gross national income to supporting the development of countries in the Global Sout...

Global inequality Poverty alleviation Growth
Book Chapter
Donor-supported approaches to improving extractives governance: Lessons from Nigeria

From the book: Extractive Industries

Oil Gas Natural resources
Energy subsidies are bigger than aid in more than half of poor countries … but we spend very little trying to reduce them

Which of the following do you think is the most important need in developing countries?...

Energy subsidies Fossil fuel subsidies aid
Working Paper
The economics and politics of foreign aid and domestic revenue

The main argument of this paper is that there is considerable heterogeneity in the way aid can shape tax performance in developing countries: through behavioural effects, donor conditionality, recipient policy reform and technical assistance; and the...

aid Taxation Tax reform
Working Paper
Energy subsidies, international aid, and the politics of reform

Energy subsidy reform is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and tackling climate change. This paper sets out the evidence on the scale of subsidies and their impact...

Energy subsidies Fossil fuel subsidies aid
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
Donor-supported approaches to improving extractives governance: Lessons from Nigeria and Ghana

Donor interest in the extractives sector is based upon the premise that it represents an opportunity to improve a country’s development prospects...

Oil Gas Natural resources
Development policy and practice: competing paradigms and approaches

Theme: Transformation

This project uses UNU-WIDER’s high level of convening power – its ability to mobilize senior figures in the development policy debate from different paradigms – and its ability to stand aside from the fashions and pressures of the...

Development aid development policy
Photo: Eric Miller / World Bank Growth and employment

Theme: 2010-11

Growth Employment Growth and employment
Conference on aid - principles, policies and performance

Theme: 2006-07

Aid is one of the most challenging development issues facing the international community. There is now a pressing need to evaluate performance to date, and the future for aid in light of recent events such as the post-Monterrey consensus to...

Development and Finance Development aid Financing the MDGs
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