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How to Implement Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) Successfully for Effective Delivery of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa Illustrative Actionable Solutions for Policy Leaders

Part 1 of this policy series followed on the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. A comprehensive analytical and predictive model was created which explained the key factors leading to failure or success of DRM strategies in Africa…

Should Developing Countries Fear Secular Stagnation?

This policy paper examines the case for secular stagnation and focuses on what the syndrome of concerns that underlie it implies for developing countries. The concerns are far from idle, since economic growth in developing countries has also slowed …

Understanding ‘bankability’ and Unlocking Climate Finance for Climate Compatible Development

As a result of the complex and stringent requirements, countries have spent a significant amount of resources on various aspects of climate finance readiness. However, this has been focused mainly on building the necessary institutional, technical a…

Un Modèle Macro économétrique du Sénégal / A Macro Econometric Model of Senegal

The aim of this research was to propose a macroeconomic model of Senegal that was to provide a theoretical framework for the Senegalese economy and to give the authorities more visibility on the effectiveness of different economic policies they woul…

How Kenya has Implemented and Adjusted to the Changes in International Transfer Pricing Regulations: 1920-2016

This paper analyses Kenya’s experience of trying to deal with transfer pricing, and looks at difficulties facing developing and middle-income countries in the application of transfer pricing rules. It discusses the course Kenya has taken in introdu…

Informal Entrepreneurship and Cross-Border Trade between Zimbabwe and South Africa

Zimbabwe has witnessed the rapid expansion of informal cross-border trading (ICBT) with neighbouring countries over the past two decades. Beginning in the mid-1990s when the country embarked on its Economic Structural Adjustment Programme (ESAP), a…

Complémentarité entre Banques et Structures de Microfinance en Afrique Subsaharienne: une Réflexion à Partir des Analyses de G. B. Richardson

The Complete English Title of this document: Complementarity between Banks and Microfinance Structures in Sub-Saharan Africa: a reflection from the analyzes of G. B. Richardson. The main object of this paper is mainly the analysis of the complementa…

Co-Mouvements économiques dans les Pays de la Zone CFA: une Analyse par le Modèle Factoriel Dynamique généralisé/ Economic Co-Movements in the CFA Zone Countries: an Analysis by the Generalized Dynamic Factorial Model

The purposeof this paper is to verify whether the economic and monetary integration policies developed under the CFA area create co-movements of business cycles of member countries. Indeed, the synchronization of business cycles is a result which ca…

Beyond Technical Skills Training: The Impact of Credit Counselling on Entrepreneurial Behavior of Ugandan Youth

There is a low financial credit take among youth in Uganda because potential beneficiaries perceive the associated risk as high. This study assesses the determinants of entrepreneurial risk tolerance among Ugandan youth using experimental data fro…

What Can We Learn from the Uganda Revenue Authority’s Approach to Taxing High Net Worth Individuals?

Wealthy people contribute a significant share of the total revenue collected through personal income tax (PIT) in high-income countries. This is not the case in most low-income countries, where the bulk of revenue from PIT is collected from people w…

Soutenabilité de la Politique Budgétaire des Pays de la CEDEAO: Cas du Togo / Sustainability of the ECOWAS Countries' Budget Policy: Case of Togo

The main objective of this study was to assess the sustainability of Togo's fiscal policy. From the analysis of its public finances, it appears that the efforts made for the stability of the macroeconomic framework, including reforms in the manageme…

Finance and Firm Productivity in Africa: Background Study from World Bank Enterprise Survey Data

Access to finance has been considered to be one of the important factors in influencing firms‘ real activities and in promoting aggregates. However, literature on the relationship between finance and firm-level productivity is almost non-existent fo…

Semi-Autonomous Revenue Authorities in Sub-Saharan Africa: Silver Bullet or White Elephant?

A major component of tax administration reform in Sub-Saharan Africa over the last thirty years has been the creation of semi-autonomous revenue authorities (SARAs). These operate at arm’s length from the ministry of finance, which is different to c…

What is the Role of Taxpayer Education in Africa?

This paper reviews existing initiatives on taxpayer education in Africa, an area that has been largely under-researched in the literature. We start by providing an overview of the wide variety of programmes that African revenue authorities have unde…

Macroeconomics Implications of Female Entrepreneurs Facing Financial Frictions to Access to Credit: A DSGE Model Approach in Cameroon

This research assesses the effects of financial frictions faced by female entrepreneurs on macroeconomics performances in Cameroon. We address this important issue, using a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium model with financial micro-foundati…

The Impact of a Rural Microcredit Scheme Targeting Women on Household Vulnerability and Empowerment: Evidence from South West Nigeria

The rapid expansion of microcredit in recent years is informed by the belief that removal of constraints to credit access facing the poor, particularly women, through microcredit can improve their well-being and ultimately help them out of poverty…

The Relationship Between Electronic-Money Penetration and Household Consumption: VECM Granger Causality Analysis

The development and use of Electronic Money (e-money) remain one of the most discussed topics in developing countries, yet literature on the relationship between e-money penetration and household consumption remains negligible. Available literature …

Tax in Development: Towards a Strategic Aid Approach

Raising a higher share of the value added in an economy for the public purpose is associated with state building, modern economic growth and development. From 2002-3 to date, low- and lower-middle income countries raised total tax and non-tax revenu…

Financial Development and Economic Growth in Botswana

The study examines the interrelationships between financial development, economic growth, capital accumulation and productivity growth in Botswana over the period 1980-2014. Using the Auto regressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) bound test technique, we f…

Financing SMEs in Botswana: Factors Influencing Access to Credit

This paper examined factors that influence access to credit by SMEs in Botswana. The results show that access to credit is influenced by gender, citizenship and experience of the manager, as well as firm-size, sector of business, sales and land own…

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