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Public procurement in developing economies
Heavier regulation of procurement is associated with better outcomes in countries with lower quality public sectors, and with worse outcomes in countries with higher quality ones
Inclusive growth dividend: Reframing the role of income transfers in India
Could a universal supplemental income transfer, pegged at 1% of GDP, transform India’s anti-poverty strategy?
Incentivising bureaucrats through performance-based postings: Experimental evidence from Pakistan
How can we best incentivise bureaucrats in a formal manner that avoids concerns over corruption?
Autonomy – not rules – may be a government’s best weapon in the fight against corruption
Giving government procurement officers more leeway in decision-making over expenses could save billions
Cash transfers and the wider economy: Evidence from Kenya
Do unconditional cash transfers increase welfare in communities as a whole, even within households that do not receive them?
How tax audits can open credit floodgates: Evidence from Ecuador
Ecuador's efforts to increase corporate tax audits led to a welcome surprise: banks stepped up their lending efforts as confidence in firms rose
Rebecca De Simone
International tax avoidance and development
Corporate taxation is at the heart of economic development, and cardiac failure looms if international tax reform is not made globally inclusive
The impact of social incentives on tax payment in Pakistan
An evaluation of two programmes reveals that public disclosure of tax information and social recognition of top taxpayers increases tax revenues
Taxation, civic culture and state capacity
Why do some countries have high rates of taxation and high compliance, while some failed states have neither?
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