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. 38: July 2015

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 July issue and previous issues of the newsletter in the newsletter archives.

AGRODEP Working Paper No. 0013

AGRODEP recently released Working Paper 0013, "How Aid Helps Achieve MDGs in Africa: The Case of Primary Education," authored by AGRODEP Affiliate Member Urbain Thierry Yogo. All AGRODEP Working Papers can be viewed in the working paper library.


This module on gravity equations is composed of a literature review summarizing the key points and references needed to estimate a gravity equation along with a set of illustrative STATA programs used to perform such estimations. Several examples of hands-on estimation are given to familiarize users with the gravity equation methodological choices highlighted in the literature review.

Comoros 2003 World Health Survey

The overall aim of the survey is to examine the way populations report their health, understand how people value health states, measure the performance of health systems in relation to responsiveness and gather information on modes and extents of payment for health encounters.

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


27 Jul, 2015 - 31 Jul, 2015 IFPRI - Dakar



This course will expose students to the current practice of applied nonparametric methods. These methods are designed to overcome misspecification issues that dominate applied economic research. Using nonparametric methods can shed light on new issues that were previously hidden due to ad hoc model specifications imposed in the analysis. This class will provide hands on instruction to students in state-of-the-art nonparametric methods designed specifically to assist students with empirical issues that arise in the application of these techniques.

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