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Reassessing Tax and Development Research: A New Dataset, New Findings, and Lessons for Research

Wilson Prichard
2016 World Development  
, and investments in, data quality.  ...  Above all, the research demonstrates the value of the new dataset, the broader sensitivity of many results to changes in data quality and coverage, and the consequent importance of expanded attention to  ...  The African Economic Outlook and the OECD Revenue Statistics in Latin America offer no figures for total government revenue. 6.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.11.017 fatcat:3u7j255vibaihp2qyebdgryzpa

Development informatics research and the challenges in representing the voice of developing country researchers: A South African view

Van Biljon Judy
2016 South African Journal of Information and Communication  
Extant literature highlights this problem, but most studies stop short of considering the causes and proposing how to amplify the voice of developing country researchers.  ...  Those discussions are presented and analysed here to contribute to the wider discourse on ICT research and practice in developing countries, with the aim of enhancing the research contribution of developing  ...  Acknowledgments The author acknowledges the National Research Foundation of South Africa for financial support in conducting this research.  ... 
doi:10.23962/10539/21757 fatcat:2nvwmcydrvgptduysqhwmjh65a

SPRING: speech and pronunciation improvement through games, for Hispanic children [article]

Anuj Tewari, Nitesh Goyal, Matthew K Chan, Tina Yau, John Canny, Ulrik Schroeder
2014 arXiv   pre-print
researchers in dealing with this community.  ...  This paper presents a research study that explores the use of speech technologies merged with activity-based and arcade-based games to do pronunciation feedback for Hispanic children within the U.S.  ...  The next section, Literature Review (II) refers to similar conducted research by the community and explains what sets our work apart from the existing works.  ... 
arXiv:1401.7735v1 fatcat:nb4aqj6f5rh6pfpaoozn2tefem

Community Telecentres in Brazil: The Porto Alegre Experience: Toward Digital and Social Inclusion

Sônia Elisa Caregnato, Ana Maria Mielniczuk de Moura
2005 Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
In particular we would like to thank the participants that attended the "Experts' Workshop on Measuring the impact of e-Inclusion actors" held in Seville, 3 -4 May 2012, for their reviews and feedback  ...  to the theories and conceptual frameworks presented in this report that help explain how, why, and under which conditions e-Inclusion actors advance social and economic goals.  ...  This approach was unique in the sense that was conceived in Third World Countries, particularly in Latin America with the economists at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC  ... 
doi:10.1002/bult.318 fatcat:4vhnein62bf4ffycdjfrqo5j74

Factors Influencing Successful Information Systems Adoption in Public Organisations of Latin America: The Case for Ecuador

Nayeth Idalid Solorzano Alcivar, University, My, Louis Sanzogni, Luke Houghton
This study is focused on Information System adoption in Latin America (LAT), and it is based on the adoption outcomes of Public Ecuadorian Organisations (PEOs).  ...  However, notwithstanding the abundance of adoption studies in developed, western economies, there is limited research on their applicability in Latin American economies, causing uncertainty regarding the  ...  The contact details for ethical concerns/complaints are: Research Supervisors contacts Research Ethics contact  ... 
doi:10.25904/1912/1304 fatcat:cqy5iacbineahdritw5utqwh6e

Evaluation of Policy and Research Interventions in Science and Technology: Consequence Assessment of Regulatory and Technology Transfer Programs

Mary Beatrice Dias
Researchers' experience in the field also identified the challenges and rewards of conducting field research in ICTD.  ...  Chapter 2 examines a pilot research intervention in information and communication technology for development (ICTD).  ...  literature review and Ascertain technology infrastructure on site.  ... 
doi:10.1184/r1/6716504 fatcat:vfe3vb4tv5ggjpc7gthmxrpyba

Grafting: Balancing Control and Cultivation in Information Infrastructure Innovation

Terje Sanner, Tiwonge Manda, Petter Nielsen
2014 Journal of the AIS  
The dissertation consists of five peer reviewed and published articles and an introductory segment that elaborates on and synthesizes the research contributions of the articles.  ...  The introductory segment presents the empirical and theoretical framing of the research agenda, positions the research in relation to relevant related research, reflects on strengths and limitations with  ...  The suggestions and comments from anonymous reviewers and the respective editors of this special issue are gratefully acknowledged.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1jais.00356 fatcat:m72deq6ovvbajovwjttfnao6le

Why do aid information management systems fail?

Kyung Ryul Park, Chrisanthi Avgerou
This research seeks to explain this failure from an information systems perspective.  ...  In the dynamics of global power relations, the role of technology is multifaceted—a mixture of managerial and rationalizing, as well as symbolic and political roles.  ...  Implications in ICTD Research As positioned in the literature review, from an Information Systems perspective this study lies in the research domain of ICTD.  ... 
doi:10.21953/lse.5jmjl20dd546 fatcat:t4bmvp54vzfjxlulir34yqvepq

Human–Computer Interaction and Global Development

Kentaro Toyama
2010 Foundations and Trends® in Human–Computer Interaction  
In addition, two anonymous reviewers provided excellent suggestions, without overwhelming the author with additional things that could have been added.  ...  There are many more topics and references that could have been included in an overview article of this nature, and the author wishes to thank readers for their forbearance with the article's shortcomings  ...  First, ICT4D work occurs in countries outside of the normal range of HCI research -in Africa, South Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, Oceania, and so forth.  ... 
doi:10.1561/1100000021 fatcat:oro3bq5lgbhefehfrvqtf4lq5q

Making Sense of Digital Disintermediation and Development: The Case of the Mombasa Tea Auction [chapter]

2019 Digital Economies at Global Margins  
large countries in Latin America account for the majority of job seekers ( table 12.1 ).  ...  In other words, the share of contracts awarded to workers across Latin America is proportional to their share of workers in the sample. Nubelo supports outsourcing in a broad range of job categories.  ...  Before the rise of modern Europe, however, China boasted the world's most advanced science and technology ( Needham 1979 Heeks, Richard, 153, 155, 254 Hersman, Erik, [198] [199] [202] [203] Josephine  ... 
doi:10.7551/mitpress/10890.003.0012 fatcat:psdnugxerzcmje37k4xhpuhzyq

Rights, mobility and integration of intra-corporate transferees in Europe: the case of Slovakia and England

Lucia Brieskova
The aim is to identify the differences in rights protection guaranteed in law and as experienced in practice in each country, and to compare the diverse approaches in the two countries and at EU level  ...  experiences within these legal and policy frameworks, obtained through interviews conducted in Slovakia and England.  ...  In addition, they came from many different countries: 3 from Western Europe, 3 from Eastern Europe, 3 from Northern America, 1 from Central and Latin America, 6 from South-East Asia and Oceania, 2  ... 
doi:10.24384/de27-vs14 fatcat:qw5chsh2fbaondruijxh3irkee

Tax Negotiations, State Building, and Inequality: Guatemala, Weak by Design? [article]

Anisia Paola Ortiz Loaiza, University, My
More specifically, this research explores the formal and informal political institutions (institutionalized sources of power) which condition the tax negotiation processes in different spaces for tax bargaining  ...  This research explores how the structure and agency of the economic elites interplay to create institutions that shape exclusive tax negotiation processes and unequal tax decisions.  ...  some of the tax reforms in Latin America.  ... 
doi:10.20381/ruor-24972 fatcat:73iyq5lbb5hipaluojafv5rq6i

Petronage: The Political Economy of a National Oil Company and Local Content in Malaysia

Charlotte Catherine Huebner
This thesis examines the role of a National Oil Company (NOC) in promoting local content within Malaysia's oil and gas industry.  ...  A different reciprocal control mechanism than highlighted by the developmental state literature counterba [...]  ...  Even though a collaboration would have been beneficial for access to data, it would pose severe limitations for the independence and unbiasedness of research.  ... 
doi:10.25501/soas.00035348 fatcat:5xniad5bfrby7e5lv2ceqlnzxi

Broken promises:

Moritz Schmoll, Steffen Hertog
These findings make a number of different contributions to the literatures on taxation in developing countries, everyday governance and the enforcement of laws, as well as Middle East political science  ...  Most crucially however, my research shows that both distrust and normative-ideational factors have to be taken seriou [...]  ...  His insightful and challenging remarks, his always constructive and detailed feedback, as well as his encouraging attitude, have all been unparalleled. Thank you, Steffen!  ... 
doi:10.21953/lse.azv6rbqx7669 fatcat:jop4plmelnhm5n3ss7v3gwg4pq

Essays in development and organizations

Guo Xu, Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess
This thesis contains three essays on development and organizations. Chapter 1 asks how much discretion should be given to politicians in the allocation of public positions.  ...  The discretionary allocation of positions by patronage remains widespread both in developing and developed countries; how patronage affects organizational performance, however, remains understudied.  ...  I thank my colleagues and peers at the LSE and beyond for their helpful comments and fruitful discussions.  ... 
doi:10.21953/lse.0vz0npmnc8fg fatcat:yymg737ednbw7dlc5ak5m4q2iu
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