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  • Publication - Project Report

    Gender-based violence and urban economic activity

    12 Apr 2019 | Abraham Holland

  • Publication - Project Report

    Clinic Management Information System (CMIS): Pilot study in Myanmar

    12 Apr 2019 | Alexander Fertig, Russell Toth

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Enhancing property tax compliance in Mandalay

    This brief discusses several policy options that could improve tax compliance and tax administration in Mandalay – helping the city to escape its low-tax and underfunded services trap. Increasing the perceived benefits of paying tax – by communicating the link between tax and infrastructure – would likely encourage compliance, so long as the government can...

    29 Mar 2019 | Michael Blake, Sebastian Kriticos

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Working with political parties to strengthen candidate selection processes in Sierra Leone

    In much of the world, political party leaders select candidates to run in the general election with little direct input from voters. This raises questions about representation and accountability: if given a say, would voters have chosen different candidates? Are selected candidates accountable to the voters they represent or the party leaders that select them? ...

    29 Mar 2019 | Katherine E. Casey, Abou Bakarr Kamara, Niccoló Meriggi

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Contracts in international business

    This brief provides an overview of the main contract types in international business, and outlines the public-private partnership (PPP) process for the public and private sectors. It is intended as a reference document for government officers who are regularly faced with international business contracts. For these officers, knowledge of international norms can...

    27 Mar 2019 | Siddhartha Basu

  • Publication - Growth Brief

    Saving microfinance through innovative lending

    The traditional microfinance model has had limited impact on the income and productivity of borrowers. More innovative and flexible lending models can boost entrepreneurship and welfare.

    13 Mar 2019 | Vikas Dimble, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

  • Publication - Case study

    A quick, cost-effective approach to land tenure regularisation: the case of Rwanda

    Secure, legally enforceable and marketable land rights are critical for cities in developing countries to be able to ensure that urban land is allocated to its most productive use. However, often these cities grapple with multiple overlapping as well as informal tenure systems that ultimately hinder sufficient public and private investment from taking place. The challenge,...

    13 Mar 2019 | Thierry Hoza Ngoga

  • Publication - Policy paper, Synthesis paper

    Policy options for informal settlements

    Across the developing world, the pace of urbanisation has outstripped the ability of governments to faciliate decent, affordable housing, resulting in unplanned and often illegal settlements. This paper brings together economic research and cross-country experience to inform trade-offs policymakers face, both in addressing existing informal settlements, and in preventing...

    12 Mar 2019 | Paul Collier, Edward Glaeser, Tony Venables, Michael Blake, Priya Manwaring

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Maternal mortality in urban and rural Tanzania: Social determinants and health system efficiency

    Maternal mortality rates (MMRs) in Tanzania have remained stubbornly high over the last decade, at around 500 per 100,000 live births. Previous research indicates unequal burden of MMRs and large variations across regions. This brief uses the 2015/16 Tanzania Demographic Health Survey (TDHS) and 2012 National Census to provide an overview of MMRs. The brief...

    22 Feb 2019 | Josephine Shabani, Gemma Todd, Anna Nswilla , Godfrey Mbaruku

  • Publication - Project Report

    The dynamics of unplanned settlements in the City of Kigali

    20 Feb 2019 | Patrick Hitayezu, Anirudh Rajashekar, Dimitri Stoelinga