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    Competitive clientelism and the politics of core public sector reform in Ghana

    Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2017
    lthough Ghana has implemented several donor -sponsored public sector reforms (PSRs) in an attempt to improve core areas of state functionality, the impact of such reforms remains generally disappointing.
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    The Bangladesh paradox: why has politics performed so well for development in Bangladesh?

    Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2017
    Bangladesh is widely seen as a ‘paradox’ in terms of governance and development because of the apparent imperfections of its political institutions and its leading players. It scores low/very low on many indicators of the quality of governance. It is close to the top of the global league table for corruption.
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    How transparent are think tanks about who funds them 2016?

    Transparify, 2016
    Through a survey of 200 think tanks in 47 countries worldwide, Transparify rates the extent to which think tanks publicly disclose through their websites where their funding comes from. The authors visited think tanks’ websites and looked at the funding and donor information disclosed online, including in online annual reports.
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    Rating and ranking institutions: a ten-step guide for think tanks and advocacy groups

    Transparify, 2017
    Ratings and rankings have become a staple output of advocacy groups and think tanks worldwide. This document offers a quick ten-step guide on how to write and achieve maximum impact with ranking reports.
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    Transparify provides a global rating of the financial transparency of major think tanks.
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    The BRICS in an age of multipolarity: sustaining strategic partnerships under difficult economic conditions

    Institute for Global Dialogue, South Africa, 2017
    Culminating in the formation of the New Development Bank (NDB), which was inaugurated at the Ufa Summit in 2015, the influence of the BRICS countries has now clearly gone beyond the economic arena, with the grouping evolving into a vital multilateral cooperation mechanism including Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America,with the potential to bring new vitality and momentum for global growth.
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    Mineral governance barometer - Southern Africa

    Southern African Resource Watch, 2017
    Southern Africa is endowed with lucrative mineral resources such as diamonds, gold, copper, coal, platinum, and uranium.  This rich endowment can be a major asset in the quest for inclusive and sustainable development, yet mining in Southern Africa has often been criticised as an enclave sector that at best contributes little to economic development and at worst does substantial social and
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    Do electoral handouts affect voting behavior?

    Afrobarometer, 2017
    The literature on vote-buying often assumes a complete transaction of cash for votes. While there is ample evidence that candidates target certain voters with cash handouts, it is unclear whether these actually result in higher turnout and vote shares for the distributing party.
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    Lessons from Rwanda: female political representation and women’s rights

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    Gender equality is a basic human right that entails equal opportunities for men and women in all facets of life: socially, economically, developmentally and politically.