economic growth

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- Paul Glewwe, Eugénie Maïga, and Haochi Zheng

This paper examines recent studies that estimate the impact of education on economic growth. It explains why cross-country regressions face formidable econometric problems. Recent studies are reviewed: some show strong impacts of education on...

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This study investigates the impact of foreign agricultural aid on agricultural GDP and productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). I rely on secondary data regarding foreign agricultural aid, agricultural GDP, and productivity indicators from 47...

- Johannes Herderschee, Kai-Alexander Kaiser, and Daniel Mukoko Samba

The size, resources, and location of the Democratic Republic of Congo have an impact on all of Central Africa. The country has unexplored mining resources, massive agricultural potential, and a population of more than 60 million inhabitants. The...

- Barnabas Kiiza and Glenn Pederson

The East African Community (EAC) was revived in July 2000. Since then, there has been some progress registered in expansion of trade between the five member countries, especially with the Customs Union that brought together Kenya, Tanzania and...

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- Derek Headey and Adam Kennedy

In 2011, the Horn of Africa faced the worst drought in 60 years, leading to emergency food insecurity levels in Kenya and Ethiopia and famine in Somalia. At the height of the drought, more than 13 million people across the region required...

- Cheryl Doss, Caren Grown, and Carmen Diana Deere

Ownership and control over assets such as land and housing provide direct and indirect benefits to individuals and households, including a secure place to live, the means of a livelihood, protection during emergencies, and collateral for credit...

- Diao, Xinshen (ed.) Thurlow, James (ed.) Benin, Samuel (ed.) Fan, Shenggen (ed.)

For the first time in many years, Africa has enjoyed a period of strong and sustained economic growth. The agricultural sector has also grown at a moderate rate, and this growth has contributed to significant reductions in poverty in many African...

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