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What are the indicators of the impact of governance on growth?
S. Knack / US Agency for International Development 2002
An emerging consensus among development and growth economists views good governance as a prerequisite to sustained increases in living standards. However measuring the impact of institutions and the quality of governance upon economic...
Will the 1990's be the 'decade of broken promises'?
J. Vandemoortele / UNDP Oslo Governance Centre 2002
This paper argues that if MDGs appear feasible at the global level, it does not necessarily imply that they will be feasible in all nations or at all locations. Averages are commonly used at each level to measure MDG progress, which c...
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Not so great expectations: gas revenue, corruption and willingness to pay tax in Tanzania
A.W. Cappelen / Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway 2016
Huge reservoirs of natural gas have been discovered offshore the southern coast of Tanzania. There are high expectations that exploitation of natural resources will substantially increase Tanzania’s national income. This brief p...
Issues in labour market inequality and women’s participation in India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme
S. Dasgupta; R. M. Sudarsham / International Labour Organization 2011
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGP or NREGP), functions as an income supplement for poor households by providing 100 days of work to a rural household, with 33 per cent of all workdays reserved for women w...
The informal economy and decent work: a policy resource guide supporting transitions to formality
International Labour Organization 2013
This is a policy resource guide developed to build the capacities of ILO constituents in approaches that facilitate transitions to formality. Previous work has shown that the move out of informality requires approaches that are target...
Report on cash transfer programmes (CTPs) from a human rights perspective
M. S. Carmona / United Nations General Assembly 2009
Non-contributory cash transfer programmes (CTPs) provide payments in the form of cash to individuals or households with the key objective of increasing their real income in order to enable a minimum level of consumption within the hou...
Women workers and the politics of claims-making in a globalizing economy
N. Kabeer / Political and Social Economy of Care (UNRISD) 2015
This paper draws on empirical studies to examine how the politics of claims-making by women workers in the Global South have evolved in the context of increased globalisation. The paper distinguishes between three categories of women ...
Public policy reforms and indigenous forest governance: the case of the Yuracaré people in Bolivia
Conservation and Society 2012
This case study, published in the journal Conservation and Society, examines the impact of forest reforms in Bolivia on the indigenous Yuracaré people. The recent surge in the efforts to reform forest governance-both thr...
Smallholders at risk: monoculture expansion, land, food and livelihoods in Latin America
A. Guereña; S. Burgos / Oxfam 2014
Greater investment in agriculture is needed to reduce rural poverty and improve food security; but how investment is made, its context and conditions, is at least as important as how much is invested. Case studies of large-scal...
A land title is not enough: ensuring sustainable land restitution in Colombia
Amnesty International 2014
The violent struggle to control territory for economic, military and political reasons, coupled with high levels of rural poverty and the high concentration of land ownership among relatively few owners, has been one of the root cause...
Human rights and resource conflicts in the Amazon
Rainforest Foundation Norway 2015
The Amazon comprises the largest tract of tropical rainforest in the world. Numerous indigenous peoples have traditionally inhabited this region, and 25 percent of its total land area is formally recognised as indigenous territories. ...
Spotlight on publications: extractive industries and land use
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2012
Questions about land use are inextricably related to decisions about where and how to engage in extractive industry activities. Latin American countries have dealt with a range of land-related challenges, from land use planning and co...
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Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIF)
The Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) seeks to integrate the study of national political systems (comparative politics) and the study of international politics (international relations). CIS research and educational activities thus concentrate on the complex interconnections between domestic, international and transnational political processes, structures and institutions. The...
GATEWAY focus is on collecting, sharing and expanding knowledge on corruption assessment. It aims to allow those who wish to measure corruption to match their needs with existing diagnostic tools. The project involves: Collecting information on existing corruption assessment methods and tools; Providing tool users with a better understanding of...
MiniAid (MiniAid)
African Community of Practice (AFCOP)
AfCop's mission is to build African capacity to manage for development results through sharing experiences, networking and building strong learning relationships between practitioners in Africa and around the world. Its members bring this dialogue and knowledge-sharing to their countries through national AfCoP chapters across the continent.
Open Budget Initiative (OBI)
The Open Budget Initiative (Initiative) is a global research and advocacy program which seeks to promote public access to budget information and the adoption of accountable budget systems. IBP launched the Initiative with the Open Budget Survey—an analysis and survey that evaluates whether governments give the public access to budget information and opportunities to participate i...
Localis (
Localis is an independent think-tank based in Westminster, dedicated to issues related to local government and localism. Since its formation it has produced research on a variety of issues including housing, the reform of regional government, innovation in services and local government finance.
Local government of Rwanda
Local government of Rwanda site. Declares as it's mission statement: 'Promoting the well-being of the population by good governance, community development and social affairs.
Research Programme on Democracy (Democracy as Idea and Practice)
Research Programme on Democracy (Democracy as Idea and Practice) is based at the University of Oslo. (website under construction - more details to follow)
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