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Geographies of urban dominance: The politics of Harare’s periphery

Download pdf Working paper 162 JoAnn McGregor and Kudzai Chatiza This paper examines how Zimbabwe’s ruling party ZANU(PF) sought to

Distributing social transfers in Rwanda: The case of the Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP)

Download pdf Working paper 160 Timothy P. Williams, Sylvestre Nzahabwanayo, Tom Lavers and Eric Ndushabandi This paper examines the political dynamics shaping

‘KRA has the capacity, but it is kept on a tight leash’: The politics of tax administration and policy in Kenya

Working paper 159 Download pdf Matthew Tyce This paper examines the factors that have influenced the performance of the Kenya

Zambia Revenue Authority professional performance amidst structural constraints, 1994-2019

Working paper 158 Download pdf Caesar Cheelo and Marja Hinfelaar The objective of this paper is to understand the RRA’s

Revenue extraction is not enough: The ambiguous effectiveness of the Rwandan Revenue Authority

Working paper 157 Download pdf Benjamin Chemouni The objective of this paper is to understand the RRA’s relatively high, and

The political economy of health insurance enrolment in Ethiopia: Party, state and the quest for universal health coverage

Working paper 156 Download pdf Tom Lavers Many developing countries are considering insurance as a means of pursuing universal health

The distributional politics of social transfers in Kenya

Working paper 155 Download pdf Alesha Porisky This paper examines the politics of distributing social transfers across four diverse counties

Bank of Zambia’s autonomy amidst political turnovers in Zambia

Working paper 153 Download pdf Caesar Cheelo and Marja Hinfelaar This working paper analyses the role of Zambia’s central bank,

The politics of building effective water utilities in the Global South: A case of NWSC Uganda

Working paper 152 Download pdf Badru Bukenya Although most public water utilities in developing countries perform poorly, some have achieved

The political economy of central bank effectiveness: The case of National Bank of Rwanda Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper 9

The political economy of central bank effectiveness: The case of National Bank of Rwanda

Working paper 151 Download pdf Pritish Behuria In a survey conducted in Rwanda by the Pockets of Effectiveness project, the

The impact of Covid-19 on oil and gas producers in developing countries
The impact of Covid-19 on oil and gas producers in developing countries

 12 June 2020Farwa Sial  The global oil industry is experiencing major shocks as the Covid-19 pandemic endures. The challenge to the

The politics of shelter: Understanding outcomes in three African cities

Working paper 145 Download pdf Diana Mitlin This paper analyses the politics of shelter provision in three African cities, focusing

The politics of distributing social transfers in Oromiya, Ethiopia: Encadrement and the fluctuation of state infrastructural power

Working paper 142 Download pdf Tom Lavers, Dunyat Haile and Yerosan Mesfin This paper examines the politics of distributing the

The politics of distributing social transfers in Afar, Ethiopia: The intertwining of party, state and clan in the periphery

Working paper 141 Download pdf Tom Lavers, Dawud Mohammed and Bisrat Wolde Selassie This paper examines the politics of distributing social

Alternative routes to the institutionalisation of social transfers in sub-Saharan Africa: Political survival strategies and transnational policy coalitions

Working paper 138 Download pdf Tom Lavers and Sam Hickey The new phase of social protection expansion in the Global

Control the capital: Cities and political dominance

Working paper 135 Download pdf Tom Goodfellow David Jackman As optimism about the ‘third wave’ of democratisation has waned in

Who should get what, how and why? DFID and the transnational politics of social cash transfers

Working paper 131 Download pdf Sam Hickey Jeremy Seekings The proliferation of social cash transfers (SCTs) across much of Africa

The politics of central banking in Kenya: Balancing political and developmental interests

Working paper 130 Download pdf Matthew Tyce This paper analyses the performance of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) in

The politics of state capacity and development in Africa: Reframing and researching ‘pockets of effectiveness’

Working Paper 117 Download pdf Sam Hickey The role of bureaucratic ‘pockets of effectiveness’ (PoEs) in driving development is generating

Pockets of effectiveness: The contributions of critical political economy and state theory

Working paper 118 Download pdf Giles Mohan The pockets of effectiveness (PoEs) debates and political settlements literature are rooted in

African development and the marginalisation of domestic capitalists

Working paper 115 Download pdf Pritish Behuria The revival of industrial policy discussions has operated in parallel to reports of