Publications & Documents


  • 11-October-2010

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    DEV Newsletter, October 2010

    Is the social contract in Latin America broken? / New data shows an increase in tax revenues in Africa

  • 5-October-2010

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    Database on Fiscal Revenues

    New database on fiscal revenues for 50 African governments from 1996 to 2008. The database is the result of a joint effort between the AfDB’s statistics department and the OECD Development Centre and will be updated annu

  • 1-October-2010

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    Policy Brief: Measuring Governance

    Quantitative indicators of the quality of governance in developing countries have proliferated since the mid-1990s. The most widely used, and misused, are composite perceptions-based indicators. Greater transparency is required in the production and in the use of governance indicators.

  • 1-October-2010

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    DEV Working Paper 294: Taxation and more representation? On fiscal policy, social mobility and democracy in Latin America

    Is the social contract in Latin America broken? This paper analyses empirically the relationship between fiscal policy, social mobility and democratic consolidation in Latin America and the Caribbean, using the 2007 and 2008 rounds of the regional Latinobarómetro survey.

  • 30-September-2010

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    DEV Position Paper No. 2: Gender inequality and the MDGs: What are the missing dimensions?

    Depsite significant progress in some areas of the MDGs, ongoing gender inequality continues to hamper momentum on all the goals, not just MDG 3. MDG 3 fails to capture the full range of gender inequalities, and the gender dimensions in several other MDG targets have not been recognised.

  • 24-September-2010

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    Jean-Philippe Stijns, Conference on EU-Africa: Partnership for Development and Security, Belgian House of Representatives

    Speech given on the occasion of the Belgian EU / WEU Presidency High-Level Conference on EU-Africa: Partnership for Development and Security.

  • 23-September-2010

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    Presentations of PGD 2010 Report in New York and Washington - September 2010

    On 13-15 September 2010, the Perspectives on Global Development 2010 Shifting Wealth report was launched in North America at the United Nations, the United States State Department, and the Organizatio

  • 22-September-2010

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    MDGs: Aid is only part of, not the whole solution

    With only five years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, world leaders are meeting to agree on an accelerated action agenda. Expect the usual calls for additional aid money commitments and no doubt new pledges will emerge, but are they the core of the matter

  • 20-September-2010

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    DEV Newsletter, September 2010

    Gender Inequality and the MDGs: What are the Missing Dimensions?

  • 15-September-2010

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    DEV Working Paper 293: Rethinking the (European) Foundations of Sub-Saharan African Regional Economic Integration: A Political Economy Essay

    Support for regional economic integration in Africa runs high amongst the continent’s international development partners and African elites. However, its expression in European forms of economic integration is not appropriate to regional capacities and in some cases may do more harm than good. This lacuna is exacerbated by technical and theoretical analyses rooted either in economics or international relations literatures. This paper

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