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Incredible Budgets - budget credibility in theory and practice

Incredible Budgets - budget credibility in theory and practice

ODI Working Papers, July 2014
Rebecca Simson, Bryn Welham
Drawing from case study examples of budget credibility problems in Liberia, Tanzania, and Uganda, this paper addresses why governments struggle to execute their budgets to plan and why they continue to expend time and energy on a budget process if this budget is not adhered to.
Social protection and growth

Social protection and growth

Briefing papers, July 2014
Social protection is one of many policy interventions that can contribute to poverty reduction goals. Evidence is growing of the positive impacts it can have on economic growth, especially in protecting and enhancing productivity and labour force participation among poor households. However, disentangling the effects of social protection on aggregate growth from the impacts of other economic and social policies is challenging. This briefing summarises the channels through which social protection policies and programmes have impacts on growth and productivity and provides evidence of this from academic and evaluative literature.
Social protection and growth: Research synthesis

Social protection and growth: Research synthesis

Research reports and studies, July 2014
Social protection is one of many policy interventions that can contribute to poverty reduction goals. Evidence is growing of the positive impacts it can have on economic growth, especially in protecting and enhancing productivity and labour force participation among poor households. However, disentangling the effects of social protection on aggregate growth from the impacts of other economic and social policies is challenging. This review paper identifies the channels through which social protection policies and programmes have impacts on growth and productivity and provides evidence of this from academic and evaluative literature.

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