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The effect of institutional quality on R&D expenditures in developing countries
G. R. C. Clarke / World Bank 2001
This paper assesses the effect of institutional quality on R&D expenditures in developing countries. The paper finds that the risk of expropriation and the rule of law are correlated with R&D expenditures. Since both instituti...
Households, Microenterprises and Debt (Dunn / AIMS)
microLINKS, 1999
Review of the impact information systems of NGO microenterprise programs (Hyman / Dearden / AIMS)
microLINKS, 1999
Microcredit interest rates
Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest 1996
Description of a model for deciding on an interest rate which makes a micro-finance lender economically sustainable. Includes worked examples and a downloadable speadsheet for calculations
PVO/NGO tools for household and business impact assessment: report of a planning meeting (Edgcomb / AIMS)
microLINKS, 1999
Structural adjustment and the institutional dimensions of agricultural research and development in Brazil: soybeans, wheat and sugar cane
John Wilkinson; Bernardo Sor / OECD Development Centre 1992
Structural adjustment, liberalisation and the pressures of technological change are having major impact on the institutional organisation of the agro-industrial sector. In industrialised countries, the private sector is positioned to ...
Putting corruption in the spotlight: what shapes it, and how does it affect economic development?
A. W. Goudie; D. Stasavage / OECD Development Centre 1997
Corruption comes in many varieties. In different countries it has different determining factors, forms and impacts on development. In any given context, effective policy design calls for an accurate understanding of how corruption fun...
Emerging market risk and sovereign credit ratings
Guillermo Larraön; Helmut Reisen; Julia von Maltzan / OECD Development Centre 1997
In principle, the sovereign credit rating industry could help mitigate the congestion externalities common to world capital markets that arise from the failure of market participants to internalise the social cost of external borrowin...
Analysis of policy reforms and structural adjustment programs in Malawi with emphasis on agriculture and trade
Davies H. Ng'ong'ola / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1996
This study’s emphasis on agriculture’s elevated role in Malawi’s medium-term adjustment strategy and its articulation of the sector’s key role as the engine of growth and employment aptly makes an important point. ...
The Political Feasibility of Adjustment
C. Morrisson / OECD Development Centre 1996
The political dimension of adjustment was a problem to which relatively little attention was paid until the beginning of the 1990s. Analysts had, of course, been building and testing politico-economic models for over 20 years, bu...
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A time inconstistancy between the objectives and tools of development cooperation results in the failure of development initiatives
U. Triulzi; P. Montalbano / Eldis Document Store 2000
The paper considers why development cooperation policy has failed to meet the goals it has set itself. It analyzes cooperation policy based on theories of economic policy, which focus on the problem of time inconsistency and the impac...
Focussed discussion can lead to organisational capacity development as well as capacity assessment
US Agency for International Development 2000
DOSA was developed for USAID/PVC to asssess longitudinally its impact on the organisational capacities of Private Voluntary Organisations (PVOs). Although developed exclusively for organisational capacity assessment and data-generatio...
Why coherence between humanitarian and political action may not provide the best strategy for relief
J. Macrae; L. Leader / Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI 2000
Examines the idea of coherence between political and humanitarian action which emerged in the aftermath of the Rwandan experience. It analyses the evolution of the concept in the last decade and its implications for the relationship b...
Why poor infra-structure is the main impediment for intra-Africa trade
R. Longo; K. Sekkat / OECD Development Centre 2001
Analyses the determinants of intra-African trade (IAT) to assess the potential obstacles to greater sub-regional trade. Finds that infrastructure, particularly poor telecommunication networks and weak transport c...
Transparency, participation and decentralisation are required to resist the globalisation of corruption
S. Hawley / The Corner House, UK 2000
Deals with the globalisation of corruption. The article suggests that if corruption is growing throughout the world, it is largely a result of the rapid privatisation (and associated practices of contracting-out and concessions) of pu...
PRSPs do not focus on implementation processes and intermediate project outputs sufficiently
D. Booth / Overseas Development Institute 2001
This report reflects the first stage of a desk study of good practice in the development of PRSP indicators and monitoring systems. The article focuses on five main areas that are of potential importance in PRSP monitoring: ...
Organisational changes are necessary to improve the safety of aid workers
K Van Brabant / Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI 2001
Looks critically at the organisational structures, management tools and policies that aid agencies are using, or could use, to improve the overall quality of their safety and security management. The briefing suggests principle...
The Global Fund - a cure for Africa’s failing health systems?
C. Simms; M. Rowson; S. Peattie / Save the Children Fund 2001
World leaders are discussing a multi-billion dollar package of initiatives aimed at tackling major diseases in poor countries. However, economic crisis and unsuccessful reforms in the past two decades have left many nations with faili...
Institutional variables play a role in shaping the poverty performance
S.M. Ahsan / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
This paper seeks to discern and evaluate the process by which economic growth leads to poverty alleviation and attempt to identify the role of governance institutions in that process. The article asks 'do institutions matter in determ...
What phenomena contributed to income inequality in Cote d'Ivoire
M. Grimm / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
This paper proposes a microeconomic decomposition of the evolution of income inequality in Cote d'Ivoire in the 1990s. This allows for the disentangling of the simultaneous contributions of four types of phenomena to the evolution of ...
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Aktion Deutschland Hilft
Aktion Deutschland Hilft is a coalition of German relief organisations providing fast and effective help in severe catastrophes.
European Think Tanks Group (ETTG)
The European Think Tanks Group (ETTG), is made up of four like-minded leading European international cooperation think tanks: German Development Institute (DIE), European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). The work of the group is sha...
TELL ME Transparent communication in Epidemics (TELLME)
TELL ME is a 36 month Collaborative Project, which aims to provide evidence and to develop models for improved risk communication during infectious disease crises.  TELL ME combines public health, social sciences, behavioral sciences, political sciences, law, ethics, communication and media, in order to develop original communication strategies regarding complicated messages and...
World Centre for Sustainable Development / RIO+ Centre
The World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre) was established as a legacy of the Rio+20 Conference to keep the commitment to inclusive and sustainable development alive. The RIO+ Centre works with governments, civil society and the private sector to inspire and inform policies and practices that lead to greater social, environmental and economic justice. As a global centre based in...
Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)
The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) unites Australia’s non-government aid and international development organisations to strengthen their collective impact against poverty.
Development Ideas
Development Ideas is a space for thinkers and practitioners to learn, share and debate about international development—its origins, how it has changed and spread over time, and how it may evolve. The group have published an essential reference book for scholars, graduate students, practitioners and policy-makers: International Development: Ideas, Experience and Prospects  in...
Sustainable Development 2015 (SD2015)
The Sustainable Development 2015 website provides the latest news, information and expert analysis around the global decision-making process to define a new set of global goals to eradicate poverty through sustainable development, known as the post-2015 development agenda. The website forms part of a wider multi-stakeholder engagement programme run by Stakeholder Forum and CIVICUS, in c...
Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA)
Think Tank aiming to promote India's relations with other countries through study, research, discussions, lectures, exchange of ideas and information with other organisations within and outside India engaged in similar activities.
International Development Policy
International Development Policy is a peer-reviewed e-journal that promotes cutting-edge research and policy debates on global development. It publishes original contributions by researchers and reflective practitioners from developing, emerging and advanced economies. PolDev engages scholars and policymakers to analyze and debate development policies at the strategic, institutional and discursive...
Development bank of Latin America
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