This Background Note provides a theory of change framework for understanding macro to micro-impact pathways for transformative social protection.
Natasha Sharma and Tove Strauss
This paper considers the options available for resource-rich developing countries when deciding whether to implement special fiscal institutions to address some of the challenges of managing natural resource wealth.
This paper outlines theoretical and empirical links between public financial management (PFM) functions and development objectives in the context of very low capacity environments. It outlines a list of possible capacity substitution and supplementation options that could support PFM reform in such contexts.
This paper investigates the origins and drivers of fiscal institutions by studying the history of finance ministries. It argues that finance ministries have their origins in early modern Europe, where they served as agents of spending control to support inter-state warfare. This legacy still shapes the fiscal institutions of today.
This policy brief summarises research on civil-military dialogue between aid agencies and military forces in Afghanistan from 2002 through 2012. It aims to contribute to the understanding of the challenges of civil-military dialogue in the context of international and national military forces pursuing stabilisation activities.