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  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Civic education and women’s political participation

    Women face significant barriers to participation and leadership in Ghanaian politics due to social norms. A lack of direct representation reduces women’s influence on community decisions and is more generally thought to hold back local economic development. In order to tackle this issue, Ghana’s National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) implemented a civic...

    16 Feb 2018 | Nahomi Ichino, Noah Nathan

  • Publication - Project Report

    Maternal cash transfer

    13 Feb 2018 | Alexander Fertig, Elisa Maffioli

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    From fragile cities to renewal (World Economic Forum panel)

    Fragility Commission Chair David Cameron spoke at this event on fragile cities at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting 2018 in Davos. More than 239 cities around the world are classified as fragile due to pollution, conflict, terrorism, unemployment and lack of electricity coverage, among other factors. What is needed to upgrade urban spaces to better protect the...

    7 Feb 2018

  • Publication - Project Report

    Motivating bureaucrats: Autonomy vs performance pay for public procurement in Pakistan

    29 Jan 2018 | Oriana Bandiera, Michael Best, Adnan Khan, Andrea Prat, Maha Rehman, Sher Afghan Asad, Khawaja Hussain, Ahsen Omer Majid, Ameera Jamal

  • Publication - Project Report

    Agriculture sector opportunities in the context of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

    29 Jan 2018 | Consortium for Development Policy Research CDPR

  • Project

    Supplement to training for productivity: Reform ideas and mechanisms

    The Training for Productivity (TFP) project aims to improve the Ghanaian Civil Service’s capacity by designing, implementing and evaluating novel training methods for bureaucrats. The training programme will be experimentally implemented as part of broader package of training sessions coordinated by the Office of the Head of Civil Service and the Civil Service Training...

    24 Jan 2018 | Nii Sowa, Martin Williams

  • Project

    How to increase the adoption of civil service reform? The role of training and incentives

    Many developing countries suffer from ineffective public service delivery. A growing literature sheds light on reforms which can improve public service quality. For instance, existing studies focus on showing how performance‐based incentives can improve the performance of frontline civil servants working in health facilities, schools, or collecting taxes. Also, a large...

    22 Jan 2018 | Vincent Pons, Daniel Rogger, Erika Deserranno, Jennifer Ljungqvist

  • Project

    Maternal Mortality in Urban and Rural Tanzania

    Maternal mortality in Tanzania has risen and is now increasingly urban. This project will explore in greater depth the reasons for the persistence and deterioration of maternal mortality outcomes, as well as the geographic inequities observed despite the introduction of several interventions at the community and at the facility levels. If cities are argued to be hubs of...

    19 Jan 2018 | Godfrey Mbaruku, Josephine Shabani, Gemma Todd, Anna Nswilla

  • Project

    Decentralisation and candidate selection

    The recent local elections and decentralisation in Nepal pose an unprecedented opportunity to understand the impact of decentralisation on governance and service delivery. Nepal’s is one of the world’s most ambitious decentralisation processes, as it includes both political and fiscal decentralisation over a very short period of time. A key goal of decentralisation...

    18 Jan 2018 | Rohini Pande, Michael Callen, Saad Gulzar, Soledad Artiz Prillaman