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  • Publication - Project Report

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

    12 Apr 2019 | Alexander Fertig, Russell Toth

  • Blog post

    What do we (not) know about the benefits of households' electrification?

    Household electrification has recently become a controversial topic. When The Economist declared that “electricity does not change poor lives as much as was thought,” a number of non-profits and industry representatives wrote indignant responses (CEO of SolarAid, CrossBoundary) arguing that electricity, including distributed solar power, can be a game-changer for rural...

    10 Apr 2019 | Johannes Urpelainen

  • News Item

    IGC’s Oriana Bandiera and Imran Rasul win prestigious Yrjö Jahnsson Award

    The Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation and European Economic Association (EEA) are awarding the prestigious Yrjö Jahnsson Award in Economics to Oriana Bandiera, IGC Steering Group Member and Research Programme Director for State (LSE), and Imran Rasul, IGC Research Programme Director for Firms (University College London). The award, considered the most prestigious award in...

    8 Apr 2019

  • Blog post

    Informal workers and taxation in Zambia: Who pays and does it make a difference?

    Taxation in Africa has been increasingly covered in the news, especially with controversial attempts in countries such as Benin, Tanzania, and Uganda to tax users of social media sites and phone texting services. While the true intentions of these efforts are debatable, raising sufficient domestic revenue has long been a challenge for many African governments. A long line...

    8 Apr 2019 | Danielle Resnick

  • Person

    Yusuf Mansur

    Dr. Yusuf Mansur is Chief Executive Officer of Envision Consulting Group (EnConsult). He is also CEO of Mafraq Center for Development, Economic Research and Analysis (MACDERA), a non-profit organisation that focuses on addressing macroeconomic policies, development, poverty, job creation and empowerment in Jordan's poorest regions. Dr Mansur is former Minister...

  • Blog post

    The Chinese are here: An analysis of import penetration and firm performance in Sub-Saharan Africa

    In the early 1990s, most of the imports into Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) originated mainly from Western economies such as the US, UK, France, and Germany. 25 years later, the share of imports from the UK had decreased to 2.3% in 2015 from 13.9% in 1990, while that of the US to 4.6% in 2015 from 13% in 1992. On the other hand, China’s share of total imports in SSA rose to...

    3 Apr 2019 | Christian Darko , Giovanni Occhiali , Enrico Vanino

  • Blog post

    Understanding Third Tier Organisations (TTOs) in Pakistan and their role in filling public delivery gaps at the community level

    Research into Third Tier Organisations in Pakistan highlights the important work they carry out in spite of a lack of significant government funding. Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), a not-for-profit, along with its partner organizations has been working on social mobilization and development of voluntary organizations at community level across Pakistan. A...

    1 Apr 2019 | Sharmin Arif, Hina Shaikh

  • 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