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  • Perception of Taxpayers and Tax Administrators towards Value Added With holding Tax in Zimbabwe 

    Hamudi, Simbarashe (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-08)
    Value added tax (VAT) has grown in importance in Africa since it was introduced on a large scale in the 1990s. It is now the largest single source of tax revenue for African governments. At the same time, and almost ...
  • Livestock, Crop Commercialisation and Poverty Reduction Among Rural Households in the Singida Region, Tanzania 

    Mdoe, Ntengua S.Y.; Mlay, Gilead; Boniface, Gideon; Isinika , Aida; Magomba, Christopher (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2021-09-01)
    Livestock is an important component of mixed crop-livestock farming systems in the Singida Region in Tanzania, directly or indirectly contributing to household income, food security and poverty reduction among rural people ...
  • Student Wellbeing in Contexts of Protracted Violent Conflict 

    Marchais, Gauthier; Gupta, Sweta; Brandt, Cyril Owen (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-09-14)
    In contexts of protracted violent conflict, school environments play a key role in children’s psychological, social, and emotional wellbeing. Research by the REALISE education project in the Democratic Republic of the ...
  • Feminist Foreign Policy: Contributions and lessons 

    Hicks, Jacqueline (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-08-11)
    A relatively small number of countries have an explicit “Feminist Foreign Policy” (FFP). Those most often cited are Sweden, Canada, France, Mexico, and Spain. In theory, an FFP moves beyond gender mainstreaming in foreign ...
  • Tracking the Scale and Speed of the World Bank’s COVID Response: April 2021 Update 

    Morris, Scott; Sandefur, Justin; Yang, George (Center for Global Development, 2021-04-05)
    Last year at this time, the World Bank announced its intention to provide $104 billion in financing to developing country governments to help them respond to the COVID-19 crisis. We took stock of those efforts seven months ...

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