Political Settlements and
Revenue Bargains in Africa

This research programme explores the micro-foundations of revenue bargaining. It studies the returns that materialise from revenue bargains and how revenue providers, actual or potential, affect government policy. Through a series of studies of instances of revenue bargaining, this project seeks to add to our theoretical and empirical knowledge about revenue bargaining processes in low-income countries with a particular focus on the returns: the decisions or non-decisions of powerholders. 

This collaborative programme consists of a number of sub-projects of revenue bargains: