The African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium is an initiative aimed at positioning African experts to take a leadership role in the study of strategic development questions and the broader agricultural growth and policy debate facing African countries.

AGRODEP Newsletter No. 46: June 2016

The latest issue of the AGRODEP newsletter is now available on the AGRODEP website. It includes news about recent AGRODEP activities and features three AGRODEP members. The newsletter is published monthly. You can read the June issue and previous issues of the newsletter in the newsletter archives.

Working Paper No. 0029

AGRODEP Working Paper 0029, "Natural Resource Curse in Africa: Dutch Disease and Institutional Explanations," by Richard Mulwa is the latest addition to the Working Paper series. This project was completed with funding from an AGRODEP Innovative Research Grant.

All AGRODEP Working Papers can be viewed in the working paper library.

Working Paper No. 0028

Working Paper No. 0028, "An Exploration of the Determinants of Bribery in Benin’s Transborder Trade," was recently completed by S. Bensassi, J. Jarreau, and C. Mitaritonna. The paper focuses on informal cross border trade in West Africa using the ECENE survey from Benin.

All AGRODEP Working Papers can be viewed in the working paper library.

2011-2012 Benin DHS

The Benin 2011-12 DHS is the fourth nationally representative DHS survey conducted in Benin. This data focuses on fertility, sexual activity, infant mortality, STIs, and other general health information.

Key statistics and AGRODEP documentation on Benin can be found here.

IFPRI Standard Model

The IFPRI standard computable general equilibrium (CGE) model is a static single country model, documented in an IFPRI Technical guide that discusses the implementation of the model in GAMS. The guide is accompanied by a CD-ROM that includes the  GAMS input files for the model, sample databases, simulations, solution reports, and a social accounting matrix (SAM) aggregation program.


1 Jan, 2014 - 31 Dec, 2016

AGRODEP’s new Affiliate Membership program aims to increase its members’ exposure to colleagues and experts outside of AGRODEP. By sharing data, economic models, and experiences with non-AGRODEP members, and by engaging with their peers outside of the Consortium, AGRODEP members will be better positioned to perform science-based research and to help address strategic development issues and relevant agricultural-related challenges through the formation of sound policies.

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