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False potential or concrete gains from foreign aid? The case of Ethiopia
P.M.G. Martins / International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth 2007
To asses aid effectiveness for countries where foreign aid accounts for a significant share of GDP, it is essential to understand its fiscal impacts. This One Pager assesses the fiscal implication of aid flows to Ethiopia. ...
The use of direct taxes and government expenditure programs to achieve income distribution
J. Martinez-Vazquez / International Studies Programmme, Georgia State University 2007
This paper provides an overview of the conceptual bases of incidence analyses. It highlights some measurement issues, reviews the main techniques used to estimate tax, benefit and fiscal incidence, and summarises the empirical results...
Do fiscal policies help reduce inequality in the Andean countries?
Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) 2007
Recent studies show that Latin America is the region with the highest levels of inequality in the world. However, while the problem has worsened in many Latin American countries, inequality in the Andes has remained relatively st...
Poverty and consumption elasticities guiding commodity taxation
B. Essama-Nssah / Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank 2007
This paper seeks to demonstrate how to conduct a poverty-focused evaluation of public policy. The author argues that in the case of commodity taxation, the evaluation criterion hinges on both the price elasticity of the poverty measur...
The impact of the underground economy and tax evasion of the formal economy in Pakistan
M. A. Kemal / Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Pakistan 2007
This paper estimates the size and consequences of the underground economy and tax evasion on the formal GDP in Pakistan. The author concludes that while the underground economy has significant impact on the formal economy, the reverse...
Sustainable development financing through effective mobilisation of domestic revenues in the Global South
J. Martens / Global Policy Forum 2007
As part of the ongoing debate over sustainable development financing, this paper identifies and examines the obstacles to effective mobilisation of domestic revenues in Southern countries. It argues that however useful the focus ...
Will economic and revenue growth increase with a flat tax system?
S. Hadler; C. Moloi; S. Wallace / International Studies Programmme, Georgia State University 2007
This paper provides an assessment of flat tax policies. The authors argue that there is considerable confusion among policy makers as to what a flat rate income tax is and what the benefits are. Similarly, they find that the empirical...
Can dependency on taxation make governments accountable, capable and responsive?
M. Moore 2007
This paper summarises the policy implications of a growing debate about the connection between taxation and the quality of governance in developing countries. In particular, it focuses on two sets of policy questions about the th...
Internationally-generated development finance: practical suggestions to overcome practical and political barriers
A. Clunies-Ross; J. Langmore / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2006
Though likely to be difficult politically and practically, innovative mechanisms to collect internationally-generated revenues could meet the shortfall in development finance. But, as the authors of this paper acknowledge, creating ap...
South Africa's future economy
M. () Claasen / Institute for Democracy in South Africa 2007
This latest report from the Budget Information Service at the Institute for Democracy in South Africa examines the government budget for 2007 and proposes future policy options. Idasa’s Budget Information Service (BIS) uses data ...
Items 1 to 10 of 109

Items 1 to 10 of 109

False potential or concrete gains from foreign aid? The case of Ethiopia
P.M.G. Martins / International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth 2007
To asses aid effectiveness for countries where foreign aid accounts for a significant share of GDP, it is essential to understand its fiscal impacts. This One Pager assesses the fiscal implication of aid flows to Ethiopia. ...
The use of direct taxes and government expenditure programs to achieve income distribution
J. Martinez-Vazquez / International Studies Programmme, Georgia State University 2007
This paper provides an overview of the conceptual bases of incidence analyses. It highlights some measurement issues, reviews the main techniques used to estimate tax, benefit and fiscal incidence, and summarises the empirical results...
Do fiscal policies help reduce inequality in the Andean countries?
Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) 2007
Recent studies show that Latin America is the region with the highest levels of inequality in the world. However, while the problem has worsened in many Latin American countries, inequality in the Andes has remained relatively st...
Poverty and consumption elasticities guiding commodity taxation
B. Essama-Nssah / Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank 2007
This paper seeks to demonstrate how to conduct a poverty-focused evaluation of public policy. The author argues that in the case of commodity taxation, the evaluation criterion hinges on both the price elasticity of the poverty measur...
The impact of the underground economy and tax evasion of the formal economy in Pakistan
M. A. Kemal / Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Pakistan 2007
This paper estimates the size and consequences of the underground economy and tax evasion on the formal GDP in Pakistan. The author concludes that while the underground economy has significant impact on the formal economy, the reverse...
Sustainable development financing through effective mobilisation of domestic revenues in the Global South
J. Martens / Global Policy Forum 2007
As part of the ongoing debate over sustainable development financing, this paper identifies and examines the obstacles to effective mobilisation of domestic revenues in Southern countries. It argues that however useful the focus ...
Will economic and revenue growth increase with a flat tax system?
S. Hadler; C. Moloi; S. Wallace / International Studies Programmme, Georgia State University 2007
This paper provides an assessment of flat tax policies. The authors argue that there is considerable confusion among policy makers as to what a flat rate income tax is and what the benefits are. Similarly, they find that the empirical...
Can dependency on taxation make governments accountable, capable and responsive?
M. Moore 2007
This paper summarises the policy implications of a growing debate about the connection between taxation and the quality of governance in developing countries. In particular, it focuses on two sets of policy questions about the th...
Internationally-generated development finance: practical suggestions to overcome practical and political barriers
A. Clunies-Ross; J. Langmore / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2006
Though likely to be difficult politically and practically, innovative mechanisms to collect internationally-generated revenues could meet the shortfall in development finance. But, as the authors of this paper acknowledge, creating ap...
South Africa's future economy
M. () Claasen / Institute for Democracy in South Africa 2007
This latest report from the Budget Information Service at the Institute for Democracy in South Africa examines the government budget for 2007 and proposes future policy options. Idasa’s Budget Information Service (BIS) uses data ...
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