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  • Event

    Taxation for growth in KP with focus on sales tax on services

    You can watch the full event here: https://www.facebook.com/851113391662464/videos/880557595801077/   The Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) in partnership with International Growth Center (IGC) and Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) is organising a set of two webinar sessions to discuss ways of maximising provincial fiscal space by...

    9 July 2020

  • Blog post

    Using e-governance data to improve public service delivery: Evidence from land record changes in Bangladesh

    Improving monitoring and evaluation information flows in government bureaucracies can improve service delivery even without explicit incentive structures Studies have shown that better incentive structures for civil servants improve the way they provide public services (Finan et al. 2017). However, due to political constraints it is often difficult to introduce...

    26 Jun 2020 | Martin Mattsson

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Policymaking in uncertain times: Smart containment with active learning

    Policies to address the COVID-19 pandemic are being implemented with very limited information. There is already some evidence, however, that the longer lockdowns last, the more likely the economic and non-COVID-19 health impact of the lockdowns could outweigh the potential health impacts of the virus for some countries. Rethinking the way countries undertake policymaking in...

    6 May 2020 | Astrid Haas, Adnan Khan, Asim Khwaja

  • Blog post

    What’s the marginal productivity of a nurse?

    Imagine you are running a national health system in a country in Africa. You run thousands of health facilities and employ tens of thousands of nurses, doctors, midwives, and other health workers. Where should you deploy these personnel to have the greatest impact on public health?  Suppose there is a rural health clinic that employs two nurses. What would improve service...

    26 Feb 2020 | Binta Zahra Diop, Koku Awoonor-Williams, Anthony Ofosu, Martin Williams

  • Blog post

    Do civil service performance incentives work: Evidence from Ghana and Zambia

    “The problem with government is that bureaucrats don’t have any incentive to perform well.” If you’ve spent much time working in or with governments in low- or middle-income countries, you’ve almost certainly heard this lament many times – and maybe even said it yourself. The idea is simple, intuitive, and powerful: People aren’t performing well; people...

    25 Feb 2020 | Martin Williams, Liah Yecalo-Tecle

  • Blog post

    Mobilising local leaders to rebuild the social compact

    The social compact between citizen and state, whereby a citizen pays taxes and receives public goods and services, is a critical link in political accountability and the development process. This link is especially salient in the context of local governments and a significant metric on which they are judged. In many developing countries, however, this link is broken. In...

    17 Jan 2020 | Asim Khwaja, Benjamin Olken, Adnan Khan

  • Blog post

    Can paying taxes be social? Lessons on the social dimensions of tax compliance among MSMEs in Zambia

    Zambia’s open-air markets bustle with commercial activity. Over time, bonds have formed among operators, creating social networks, shared social norms, and, in some cases, social organisations capable of articulating the needs and aspirations of those who work in these communities. As one walks through Kalingalinga market—one of approximately 80 markets in...

    16 Sep 2019 | Dan Pemstein, Brigitte Seim, Twivwe Siwale

  • Publication - Sub-thematic summary

    Taxation: A summary of IGC research

    This sub-thematic summary highlights the IGC’s research on taxation over the past 10 years. Effective taxation systems are essential for enabling governments, at all levels, to generate the revenues needed to finance the services, infrastructure, and investment necessary to drive economic growth. Despite their importance, however, tax systems are often a neglected...

    6 Sep 2019 | Moussa Saab

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Video: Why is tax compliance important for growth?

    Nada Eissa, IGC Lead Academic for IGC Uganda, discusses why compliance is important to growth in developing countries and the role of information. This video is part of our #IGC10 campaign

    6 Sep 2019

  • Project

    Political economy of road networks: What happens to a local economy when a new road is built?

    The processes that involve the provision of public goods like paved streets, electricity, gas and piped water connections are highly contested and politicised in Pakistan. As a result, differences in the provision of public goods exist across dimensions of class, caste/biraderi, gender and locality. The differential and uneven provision of public goods, not only further...

    16 Aug 2019 | Danish Khan, Vamsi Vakulabharanam, Shahram Azhar