Resources

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- 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...

- Lorenz Probst, Elysée Houedjofonon, Hayford Mensah Ayerakwa, Rainer Haas

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- Claire Clugston and Jenn Williamson

There is a wealth of information related to women’s economic empowerment through production, but there is limited available data related to best practices and promising approaches for women’s empowerment at other value chain levels....

- International Food Policy Research Institute

Women play a critical and potentially transformative role in agricultural growth in developing countries, but they face persistent obstacles and economic constraints limiting further inclusion in agriculture. The Women’s Empowerment in...

- Mara van den Bold, Agnes R. Quisumbing, Stuart Gillespie

Many development programs that aim to alleviate poverty and improve investments in human capital consider women’s empowerment a key pathway by which to achieve impact and often target women as their main beneficiaries. Despite this, women...