GSI research puts the spotlight on subsidies and the corrosive effects they can have on environmental quality, economic development and governance.
For decades, fossil-fuel subsidies have encouraged wasteful spending and harmful emissions. In September 2009, the G-20 agreed to phase them out. GSI research uncovers the characteristics of fossil-fuel subsidies and lessons for reform.
Government support for biofuels has soared in recent years as policy makers have sought ways to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, especially petroleum.
In a number of countries, irrigation subsidies comprise a significant portion of a country's budgetary expenditure, and may contribute to the depletion of scarce water supplies.
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