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An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
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Philipp Krause
Philipp Krause

Philipp Krause

Philipp Krause leads the public finance team at CAPE, as well as the BSI research programme. His research interests cover public administration, budgeting, and fiscal governance, as well as monitoring and evaluation. Philipp has previously worked on public sector issues for the German Technical Cooperation and the World Bank, and has advised governments in Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. He has held visiting scholar positions at NYU, the German Development Institute and the University of Maryland; and is an executive education faculty member of the Harvard Kennedy School. Philipp holds an MA from the University of Potsdam and a PhD from the LSE.​

Philipp Krause

The service delivery agenda: beware, there be doughnuts!

Opinion - Articles and blogs - 27 January 2014
'Public services don’t work in all sorts of ways. Many service delivery problems are knowable and understandable; more knowledge enables those who care to come up with better solutions. But there can always be too much of a good thing.'
Afghan refugees prepare to return home from Peshawar, Pakistan
Afghan refugees prepare to return home from Peshawar, Pakistan

License: Creative Commons
Credit: UNHCR / P. Benatar
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The science of delivery and the art and politics of institutional change

Event - Public event - 22 January 2014 15:00 - 16:30 (GMT+00)

This event will explore the relevance of current donor approaches in fragile states and whether and how the recent emphasis on the ‘science of delivery’ can assist in refining these to connect more usefully with the challenges faced in fragile contexts.


Tax publications by the governorate of Ta'izz, Yemen.
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Credit: Politics,;Bureaucracy,;Infrastructure,;Portrait,;Middle East,
Source: Panos

The 2013 CAPE conference: budgeting in the real world

Event - Conference - 13 - 14 November 2013
​The national budget is one of the most important formal expressions of how a government aims to govern a country.  But, in practice, the difference between what’s on paper and how public finance is actually managed can be stark. The 2013 CAPE conference will explore how budgets operate in the real world, and how they can be made to deliver better development outcomes.