Resources

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29 Oct, 2010 - Antoine Bouët
- Reuben Adeolu Alabi and Oshobugie Ojor Admas

This study estimated Progressivity of Benefit, Average and Marginal Benefit Incidence of public spending on pipe borne water and electricity in Nigeria, using Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Living Standard Household Survey Data of 2004. The...

- Klaus Droppelmann, Mariam A.T.J. Mapila, John Mazunda, Paul Howard Thangata, Jason Yauney

The sector-wide approach currently dominates as the strategy for developing the agricultural sector of many African countries. Although it is recognized that agricultural research plays a vital role in ensuring success of sectorwide agricultural...

- Yoko Doi, David McKenzie, and Bilal Zia

There has long been a concern among policymakers that too much of remittances are consumed and too little saved, limiting the development impact of migration. Financial literacy programs have become an increasingly popular way to try and address...

- Paul A. Dorosh and John W. Mellor

Although there is much empirical evidence of the importance of agricultureled economic growth, there is a renewed emphasis in development circles on the industrial sector as the main driver of growth, even for the low-income countries of sub-...

- Nicholas J. Sitko, T.S. Jayne,

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- Gael Raballand, Salim Refas, Monica Beuran, and Gozde Isik

The international community has been increasing investment in projects that promote trade facilitation and improve logistics in the developing world, including in ports. In Africa, a key motivation for such projects has been a presumption that...

- David de la Croix, Clara Delavallade

Despite official discourses of donors, the most corrupt countries receive the highest amounts of foreign aid. The most corrupt countries are however also the poorest, and this is why they may receive more aid. This paper provides the first...

- Pascaline Dupas, and Jonathan Robinson

Using data from a field experiment in Kenya, we document that providing individuals with simple informal savings technologies can substantially increase investment in preventative health and reduce vulnerability to health shocks. Simply providing...

12 Dec, 2011 - Manitra A. Rakotoarisoa, Massimo Iafrate, and Marianna Paschali

High-income countries in Africa had high net food imports per capita, but they did not have problems paying for their large food imports because they had ample sources of foreign currencies. [...] Conversely, low-income countries imported less...