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Rebuilding local government finance after conflict: the political economy of property tax reform in post-conflict Sierra LeoneInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2013This research explores relatively successful reforms of the local property tax system in the four largest city councils in Sierra Leone. Deriving lessons from differing outcomes across the four councils, it highlights three key messages about the determinants of successful reform.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2018Major taxation reforms over the past decade have been interpreted as facilitating the transformation of Lagos: once widely seen as a city in permanent crisis, it is now seen by some observers as a beacon of megacity development. Most academic attention has focused on personal income taxation, which comprises the lion’s share of government revenue in Lagos.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2018This primer is designed to help programmes that aim to build participation into economic decision-making to better understand what ‘participation’ means.It focuses on what does meaningful participation in economic decision-making mean, and what might it look like? What does it mean to support people to have more control over their economic futures, and how might programmes do this?Document
What next for power analysis? A review of recent experience with the Powercube and related frameworksInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2012The Working Paper aims to contribute to a growing pool of experience of applying power analysis for improving social activism and organisational practice.DocumentState and University Library of Hamburg, 2017'Deforestation or Development', which is based on empirical data gathered during 13 months of in-depth fieldwork in 2014 and 2015, provides a holistic understanding of the causes of forest loss in Zambia.OrganisationDocumentUnited States International Council on Disabilities, 2018Billions of dollars are invested every year in projects meant to fight poverty, provide quality education services for students, improve access to healthcare services, and more. Unfortunately, too many of these projects leave behind people with disabilities.OrganisationUSICD is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that bridges the U.S. disability community with the global disability rights movement and advocates for disability inclusion in U.S.DocumentImpact Initiative, 2018Since the discovery of oil five years ago in Northern Kenya, explorations have spread to more than 30 drilling and testing sites. This has brought foreign investment, and in turn, new work opportunities, corporate social investment in schools and health clinics, and options for personal enrichment through contracts and tenders.