2000-2011

  • "The Rule of Law, Economic Development, and Modernization of the State in Brazil: Lessons from Existing Experience for Policy and Practice." Research Proposal to: World Bank Office,Brazil (Brasília) and UK Department for International Development (DfID/Brasília). 17 January 2007.
  • "Small Firms, the Informal Sector, and the Devil's Deal." IDS Bulletin [Institute of Development Studies at Sussex] 33 (No. 3, July, 2002).
  • Transforming Local Economies: Lessons from the Northeast Brazilian Experience. Based on fieldwork in Brazil for the MIT/BNB (Banco do Nodeste-Northeast Development Bank) Project. 12 December 2002.
  • The Fear of Education. Background paper for the World Bank 2003 Report on Inequality and the State in Latin America. Presented at the 50th Anniversary Meetings of the Banco do Nordeste, Fortaleza, 19 July 2002.
  • "Why are Social Funds so Popular?" In: Local Dynamics in the Era of Globalization, edited by Shahid Yusuf, Weiping Wu, and Simon Everett, Companion Volume of the World Development Report 1999/2000. Oxford: Oxford niversity Press for the World Bank, 2000.
  • "Safety Nets and Service Delivery: What Are Social Funds Really Telling Us?" In: Social Development in Latin America: The Politics of Reform, edited by Joseph S. Tulchin and Allison M. Garland (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000)
  • The Economic Wars Between the States. Working Paper Series, MIT/BNB project (Banco do Nordeste-Northeast Brazilian Development Bank). 2000.
  • "Undoing the poverty agenda and putting it back together: social policy, economic development, or what?" Forthcoming, 2011. (First version written June 2006; an earlier version was published by UNRISD and Palgrave/Macmillan Press as chapter 7, In: Social Policy in a DevelopmentContext, edited by Thandika Mkandawire and previously presented in an UNRISD meeting in Stockholm, September 2000.

1990-1999

  • "The Rise of Social Funds:What Are they a Model of?" with Rodrigo Serrano. 1999.
  • "Thoughts for a research agenda for the meeting on public-private partnerships." Paper prepared for seminar at University of Michigan. 25 June 1999.
  • "Research questions for The Ford-Foundation's Innovations in Government Programs: Documentation, Evaluation, and Dissemination." 14 April 1998.
  • "Comments on Partnership for Capacity Building in Africa." Based on fieldwork in South Africa for PREM Public Sector Group, The World Bank. 8 March 1998
  • "Comments on your Concept Paper regarding the Ceará state government's Economic Memorandum." Memo to Joachim von Amsberg, for the WorldBank, LCC5F. 8 June 1998.
  • "Comments on: Partnership for Capacity Building in Africa for PREM Public Sector Group." For The World Bank, 8 March 1998.
  • Good Government in the Tropics. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997. [Paperback version,
  • November 1998; Portuguese version published by Editora Revan and ENAP (Escola Nacional de Administrac_a_o Pu_blica) (Rio de Janeiro) August 1998].
  • "Ceará vs. Kerala (with Latin America vs. East Asia in Mind): The Devil is in the Disaggregation." In: Rethinking Development in East Asia and Latin America, edited by James W. McGuire. Los Angeles: Pacific Council on International Policy and the Center for International Studies of the University of Southern California, 1997.
  • "The Peace And Social Justice Program: Goals, Expected Outcomes and Results." Report for the Ford Foundation headquarters office. 4 August 1997.
  • "Small Firms and Their Helpers: Lessons on Demand." World Development 24 (No. 3):407-426. 1996.
  • Social Capital and the Public Sector: The Blurred Boundaries Between Private and Public. 11 April 1995.
  • "Trust in a Rent-seeking World: Health and Government Transformed in Northeast Brazil." Co-authored with Sara Freedheim, World Development 22, No. 12 (December 1994, lead article), pp. 1771-1791. [An earlier version published as "Bringing Hirschman Back In: A Case of Bad Government Turned Good." Co-authored with Sara Freedheim, Chapter 9 in: Rethinking the Development Experience: Essays Provoked by the Work of Albert Hirschman, pp. 176-209; edited by Lloyd Rodwin and Don Schon. Washington D.C.: Brookings Institution. 1994.
  • "Impressions on the Proposed South African Agrarian Reform." Based on fieldwork for the Land and Agricultural Policy Center of the South African Government.14 July 1994.
  • Support for Small Enterprises in South Africa: Impressions from interviews with firms, their corporate customers, and their service providers. Based on fieldwork for the Department of Trade and Industry of the Ministry of Trade and Industry in South Africa. 28 December 1994
  • "Bringing Hirschman Back In: A Case of Bad Government Turned Good." Co-authored with Sara Freedheim, Chapter 9 (pp. 276-209) In: Rethinking the Development Experience: Essays Provoked by the Work of Albert Hirschman, edited by Lloyd Rodwin and Don Schon. Washington D.C.: Brookings Institution, 1994.
  • New Lessons from Old Projects: The Workings of Rural Development in Northeast Brazil. A World Bank Operations Evaluation Study. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank, 1993.
  • "Tales of Dissemination in Small-farm Agriculture: Lessons for Institution Builders." World Development 21, No. 10 (October 1993, lead article), pp. 1567-1582. [An earlier version published as "Tales of Dissemination in Agriculture." In: Agriculture, Environment, and Health: Sustainable Development in the 21st Century, edited by Vernon W. Ruttan. University of Minnesota Press, 1994.]

1980-1989

  • "What Ever Happened to Poverty Alleviation?" World Development 17, No. 7 (1989). An earlier version published as "Whatever happened to poverty alleviation?" In: Microenterprises in Developing Countries, edited by Jacob Levitsky. London: Intermediate Technology Publications, 1989, pp, 25-56. Based on report on fieldwork done for The Ford Foundation.
  • "What to Think About Cooperatives: A Guide from Bolivia." In: Direct to Poor: Grassroots Development in Latin America, edited by Sheldon Annis and Peter Hakim. Boulder & London: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1988. Based on: What to Think about Cooperatives: A Guide from Bolivia, Report on fieldwork to the Inter-American Foundation, Washington D.C. August 1983.
  • What Ever Happened to Poverty Alleviation? A Report Prepared for the Mid-decade Review of the Ford Foundation's Programs on Livelihood, Employment and Income Generation, March 1987.
  • The Remarkable Convergence of Fashion on Small Enterprises and the Informal Sector: What are the Implications for Policy?" Unpublished manuscript, 1987.
  • Captive Donors and Captivating Clients: A Nicaraguan Saga. Inter-American Foundation (Draft article accepted for publication by World Development). December 1984 "
  • "The Well-tempered Capitalist: Profiles from Some Bolivian Coops." Grassroots Development Volume 8, No. 2, 1984.
  • Review of and comment on a draft of the World Bank policy paper, "Effective Intervention in Rural Finance." For the Agriculture and Rural Development Department of the World Bank. May 1984.
  • Ventures in the Informal Sector, and How They Worked Out in Brazil. AID Evaluation Special Study No. 12, March 1983. 
  • What to Think about Cooperatives: A Guide from Bolivia. Inter-American Foundation, August 1983.
  • "Fitting the Foundation Style: Comments on Flora proposal to evaluate consumer stores in Colombia." Memo to Ray Offenheiser et. al; for the Inter American Foundation, 1 February 1983.
  • "Comments on the draft Framework for the CARE Review of its Food Aid Programming." For CARE, 9 May 1983.
  • "Impressions on Evaluation." Report for the Inter-American Foundation, July 1983.
  • Rural Projects Through Urban Eyes: An Interpretation of the World Bank's New-style Rural Development Projects. World Bank Staff Working Paper No. 532, 1982.
  • Turning Private Voluntary Organizations into Development Agencies: Questions for Evaluation. AID Program Evaluation Discussion Paper No. 12, April 1982.
  • Fitting the Foundation Style: The Case of Rural Credit. Report for the Inter-American Foundation headquarters office. October 1981. "
  • "Rural Credit and The Foundation Style." For The Inter-American Foundation, Washington, D.C. January 1981. 
  • New Light on Rural Electrification: The Evidence from Bolivia. Project on Managing Decentralization, Institute of International Studies, University of California at Berkeley,
  • Publication No. R80.5, September 1980.
  • "Shifting Agriculture, Land Grabbing, and Peasant Organization on Brazil's Northeast Frontier: Colone's Alto Turi Project and the Baixada Ocidental in the State of Maranhão." Based on fieldwork for the Office of Development Programs of the Latin America Bureau of A.I.D. November, 1980.

1970-1979

  • New Directions in Rural Roads. AID Program Evaluation Discussion Paper No. 2, March 1979.
  • Rural Electrification: Linkages and Justifications. AID Program Evaluation Discussion Paper No.3, April 1979.
  • Rural Works Programs in Bangladesh: Community, Technology, and Graft. Based on fieldwork in Bangladesh for the Transportation Department of the World Bank, June 1979.
  • "Honduras-First Livestock Development Project." Project Performance Audit Report, Operations Evaluation Department. World Bank, Number 1920. 21 February 1978.
  • Piaui: Renters and Sharecroppers, December 1978.
  • "The Integrated Rural Development Project of the Paraguaçu River Basin in Bahia (PIDERP)- The Credit Component." The Projects Department, Office of Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank. January 1978.
  • Rio Grande Do Norte Rural Development Project (RURALNORTE): Midterm Evaluation of Rural Credit. September 1978. "
  • "Case Study of a World Bank Livestock Program- Honduras." For the Operations Evaluation Department of the World Bank, 17 December, 1976.
  • Inter-Country Evaluation of Small Farmer Organizations: Honduras. For the Office of Development Programs of the Latin America Bureau of A.I.D. October,1976.
  • Inside Foreign Aid. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1975.
  • "The Trouble with Goals of Small Farmer Programs (and how to get out of it)." Small Farmer Credit Analytical Papers, U.S. Agency for International Development-A.I.D. Spring Review of Small Farmer Credit, pp. 113-139, June 1973.
  • "Comments on Evaluation of BID (Inter-American Development Bank-IADB)-Financed Rural Credit Programs in Six Countries." For the Inter American Development Bank, Washington D.C. Center for Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley. September 1970.

1965-1969

  • "Agricultural Sector Loan for Costa Rica." Memo to Mr. Lawrence E. Harrison, Director, for USAID/Costa Rica, 21 July 1969.
  • "Notes on Program and Project Lending in Brazil." Memo for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Brazil, Rio de Janeiro Mission. 1 June 1968.
  • "Proposed Highway Maintenance Evaluation." Memo to Jerome Levinson, Latin America Department/Capital Development Office , U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington headquarters. February 1968.
  • "Northeast Highway Maintenance Evaluation." Memo, USAID,16 September 1968.
  • "Memos regarding the Passo Real Hydroelectric Project." For USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development), Brazil Mission, Rio de Janeiro, 1967-1968.
  • Technology and Economic Development: The Case of Hydro vs. Thermal Power." Political Science Quarterly, June 1965.

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