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  • Publication - Project Report

    Evaluating the 2013 salary reform

    27 Mar 2017 | Oriana Bandiera, Nava Ashraf, Torsten Walter

  • Publication - Growth Brief

    Rewarding bureaucrats: Can incentives improve public sector performance?

    This brief synthesises lessons from the latest research on strategies to improve the performance of public sector workers, including government administrators and frontline service providers, such as teachers and health workers. The focus is on strategies for recruiting and motivating the public sector workforce.

    23 Mar 2017 | Oriana Bandiera, Adnan Khan, Julia Tobias

  • Blog post

    Sharing once hidden information: Credit bureaus, MFI’s and client welfare

    For at least 30 years, the microfinance movement sought to provide credit in settings where strong constraints meant traditional banking methods weren’t feasible. One particular constraint to traditional banking methods was the high fixed cost of information gathering, storage and dissemination. Over time, this constraint has been relaxed as microfinance institutions...

    2 Mar 2017 | Gharad Bryan, Greg Fischer, Jonathan de Quidt, Ali Akbar

  • Blog post

    Exorcising government inefficiency through e-systems

    The use of electronic systems (e-systems) for enhancing the efficiency of public service delivery is gaining momentum in Zambia after the success of an electronically administered agricultural subsidy. E-systems have the potential to strengthen the country’s fiscal position, both through enhancing tax collection and in allocating tax revenue where it is most needed. As...

    27 Feb 2017 | Herryman Moono

  • Blog post

    The tale and maths of universal basic income

    Commenting on the discussion on universal basic income in the recently released Economic Survey, Jean Drèze argues that UBI is an idea whose time will come, but that time is still quite distant as far as India is concerned. The Economic Survey 2016-17, released on 31 January, gives a much-awaited view of the government’s (or at least the Chief Economic Adviser’s)...

    20 Feb 2017 | Jean Drèze

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Terms of trade shocks and monetary policy in India

    6 Feb 2017 | Chetan Ghate, Sargam Gupta, Debdulal Mallick

  • Project

    Property taxation, capital gains tax, and mining rights tax in Zambia: Current performance and options for reform

    The Government of Zambia has been undertaking series of tax reform measures since 2010 with the aim to broaden the tax base and increase revenue while promoting voluntary compliance by taxpayers. Among such measures relevant to this project include the increase in the property transfer rates from 3% to 5%; reform in the fiscal regime for mining companies, which entails...

    6 Feb 2017 | Samuel Jibao

  • Blog post

    Four approaches to unleashing Pakistan’s growth

    A recent seminar in Islamabad titled “Creating Capabilities for Growth”, organised by the International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR), presented IGC-funded studies to an audience of academics, policymakers, development professionals, politicians and business leaders and fostered discussions to connect research to...

    9 Jan 2017 | Shehryar Nabi

  • Blog post

    Assessing the impact of demonetisation through the gender lens

    As the chaos following the Government of India’s surprising decision to take Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes out of circulation unfolds, Mitali Nikore highlights how the move is impacting women, and offers policy suggestions on how the negative effects can be mitigated. Currency demonetisation is no doubt one of the boldest, yet most operationally onerous actions in the fight...

    20 Dec 2016 | Mitali Nikore