Ethiopia

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- Catherine Ragasa, Yan Sun, Elizabeth Bryan, Caroline Abate, Atlaw Alemu, and Mahamadou Namori Keita

Climate change places demand on existing governance structures to reform and work more effectively than in the past. In response, greater attention to and funding for climate change adaptation - including the efforts of National Adaptation...

- Neha Kumar and Agnes R. Quisumbing

There is growing interest in the role of policy reforms to promote gender equality and empower women, two key objec-tives of development policy. From a policy perspective, it would be ideal for reforms undertaken in different policy areas to be...

- Tanguy Bernard and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse

Individuals’ aspirations and their consequences for future-oriented behavior have received increased attention in development economics literature in recent years. At this stage, however, each study relies on ad hoc empirical instruments to...

- Tanguy Bernard, Stefan Dercon, and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse

Fatalism is considered pervasive, especially in many poor communities. In this paper, we explore whether fatalistic beliefs have implications for the attitudes and behavior of poor rural households toward investment in the future. To explore the...

- Neha Kumar, Agnes R. Quisumbing

There is growing interest in the role of policy reforms to promote gender equality and empower women, two key objectives of development policy. From a policy perspective, it would be ideal for reforms undertaken in different policy areas to be...

- Mekonnen B. Wakeyo and Cornelis Gardebroek

Rainfall shortage is a major production risk for smallholder farmers. Due to rainfall shortage, smallholders limit the use of modern inputs such as fertilizer and improved seeds. This study investigates if water harvesting technologies (WHTs)...

- Guush Berhane and Cornelis Gardebroek

In recent years, microfinance institutions are seen as beacons of hope to help eradicate poverty through, among others, providing credit to poor rural households. Availability of small but repeated loans is, in the long-term, expected to impact...

- Emily Schmidt and Fanaye Tadesse

Land degradation and water shortages are major issues in developing countries, contributing to reduced economic output, lower growth potential and increased poverty. The immediate trade-off between short-term welfare and long-term agricultural...

- Neha Kumar, Agnes Quisumbing

This article examines the role of men's and women's asset inheritance in poverty and well-being in rural Ethiopia. Data from the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey (1997, 2004, and 2009) are used to investigate the following. (i) What is...

- Ayele Gelan (ILRI), Ermias Engida, A. Stefano Caria, and Joseph Karugia

This study examines the magnitude of the macro and welfare effects generated by a realistic acceleration in the productivity growth of the Ethiopian livestock sector, as compared to historical trends and to alternative scenarios of productivity...

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