The Global Development Network Working Paper Series disseminates GDN-funded research by combining the best research produced by GDN researchers and contributions from leading scholars.

Commodity Dependence and Fiscal Capacity
Author : Mauricio Cárdenas, Santiago Ramírez and Didem Tuzemen
Date : June 2011
Description : This paper shows that higher commodity dependence reduces the government's incentive to invest in fiscal capacity.
Retrospective Analysis of School Based Malaria Treatment Programme and Impact on Health and Education Outcomes in Mangochi District, Malawi
Author : Bertha Nhlema M. Simwaka, Kisukyabo Simwaka and George Bello
Date : March 2010
Description : This report presents a retrospective evaluation of the school based malaria treatment program implemented in Mangochi district, Malawi.
An Evaluation of the Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme in the Context of the Health MDGs
Author : Joseph Mensah, Joseph R. Oppong, Kofi Bobi-Barimah, George Frempong and William Sabi
Date : March 2010
Description : The study evaluates the National Health Insurance Scheme to determine whether it is fulfilling the needs for which it was established in Ghana.
Impact Evaluation of a Young Medical Volunteers Project for Vietnam Rural Mountain
Author : Uyen Vu Ngoc and Huy Vu Quoc
Date : March 2010
Description : The health impacts of a volunteer intervention addressing health worker shortage in the remote mountainous communities of Vietnam are evaluated in this paper.
Assessing Pro-Poor Qualities of Public Policy and Practice in Urban Areas in Ghana
Author : Ellen Bortei-Doku Aryeetey, Peter Quartey, Dela Tsikata and Irene Ampaabeng
Date : November 2009
Description : This study discusses trends in urban poverty, its causes and outcomes, based on an analysis of the pro-poor qualities of public sector initiatives in urban areas in Ghana between 1991 and 2008.
Institutional Responses to Decentralization, Urban Poverty, Food Shortages and Urban Agriculture
Author : Etienne Nel, Godfrey Hampwaye, Alex Thornton, Chris M. Rogerson and Lochner Marais
Date : November 2009
Description : This report evaluates responses from eight case studies (four from Zambia and South Africa each) against the existing literature and policy frameworks on urban agriculture.
Privatization Commercialization of Public Service Delivery: Implications for Pro-Poor Growth and Attainment of MDGs in Nigeria
Author : Ade S. Olomola, S.O. Akande, A.O. Adesanya, W.O. Wadinga, A.O. Adeagbo, A.A. Carim-Sanni and S.O. Alonge
Date : November 2009
Description : Privatization and commercialization of public service delivery with a focus on implications for pro-poor growth and attainment of MDGs in Nigeria are analyzed in this paper.
Effectiveness of Foreign Aid on Poverty Reduction in Kenya
Author : Jacob Oduor and Dickson Khainga
Date : November 2009
Description : This study uses difference-in-difference to evaluate the impact of Oversees Development Assistance (ODA) on poverty in Kenya.
Long-Term Growth and the MDGs in Sub-Saharan Africa
Author : Dipo T. Busari
Date : November 2009
Description : This study seeks to examine the determinants of long-term growth in Sub-Saharan Africa within the framework of the endogenous growth model.
Impact of Performance Based Financing in Rwanda: Health Facility Level Analysis
Author : Paulin Basinga, Paul J. Gertler, Agnes Binagwaho, Agnes L.B. Soucat, Jennifer R. Sturdy and Christel M.J. Vermeersch
Date : November 2009
Description : This study assesses the impact of the Performance-Based Financing intervention in maternal and child health services in Rwanda.
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