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Eight Questions about Corruption
This paper will discuss eight frequently asked questions about public corruption: (1) What is corruption? (2) Which countries are the most corrupt? (3) What are the common characteristics of
Who Must Pay Bribes and How Much? Evidence from a Cross-Section of Firms
This paper uses a unique data set on corruption containing quantitative information on bribe payments of Ugandan firms. The data has two striking features: not all firms report that they need to pa
Local Capture: Evidence from a Central Government Transfer Program in Uganda
According to official statistics, 20 percent of Uganda's total public expenditure was spent on education in the mid-1990s, most of it on primary education. One of the large public programs was a
Power to the People: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment of a Community-Based Monitoring Project in Uganda
The results suggest that community monitoring can play an important role in improving service delivery when traditional top-down supervision is ineffective.
What Explains the Success or Failure of Structural Adjustment Programs?
In the 1980s development assistance shifted largely from financing investments (such as roads and dams) to promoting policy reform. This change came because of a growing awareness that developing
Aid, Growth and Democracy
To the extent that aid is justified by the benefits to the recipient, rather than to the donor, it might be reasonably judged on two criteria: growth and poverty-alleviation. We study the first of