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  • Teach to Comply? Evidence from a Taxpayer Education Programme in Rwanda 

    Mascagni, Giulia; Santoro, Fabrizio; Mukama, Denis (IDS, 2019-02)
    The role of taxpayer education in improving tax compliance has been largely unexplored in the literature. This paper starts to fill this gap by providing the first rigorous evaluation of the effectiveness of taxpayer ...
  • Social Science Lessons Learned from Ebola Epidemics - Evidence Summary 

    Ripoll, Santiago; Gercama, Ingrid; Jones, Theresa; Wilkinson, Annie (UNICEF, IDS & Anthrologica, 2019-02)
    In this ‘Social Science in Epidemics’ series, different aspects of past disease outbreaks are reviewed in order to identify social science ‘entry points’ for preparedness and response activities. This brief draws out some ...
  • Chinese State Capitalism? Rethinking the Role of the State and Business in Chinese Development Cooperation in Africa 

    Gu, Jing; Zhang, Chuanhong; Vaz, Alcides; Langton, Mukwereza (Elsevier, 2016-02-13)
    The growing involvement of the Chinese state and business in Africa has generated significant debate about China’s Africa strategy and the benefits for Africa’s development. What is the nature of Chinese state capitalism ...
  • The Significance of Unruly Politics in Bangladesh 

    Hossain, Naomi (Routledge, 2018)
    This book explores the central issue of Bangladeshi politics: the weakness of governance. The coexistence of a poor governance track record and a relatively strong socioeconomic performance makes Bangladesh an intriguing ...
  • Inequality, Hunger, and Malnutrition: Power matters 

    Hossain, Naomi (International Food Policy Research Institute, Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide, 2017)
    The uneven distribution of hunger and nutrition reflects the unequal distribution of power in the food system. In its hourglass shape, the power at the center amplifies poverty and marginalization at both ends of the system: ...

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