Resources

Titre Description
- Angelino C. G. Viceisza

As conducting various types of experiments becomes a more popular component of economics research, understanding the experimental method becomes more important for policymakers and others concerned with economics issues. In Treating the Field...

- Miguel Robles and Maximo Torero

Virtually all Latin American countries share similar problems: uneven economic growth, unacceptably high poverty andmalnutrition rates, and lagging agricultural growth. More than 60 percent of the region’s poor live in rural areas...

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This presentation describes how to replicate the original SAM and update the Social Accounting Matrix introduced at the 2012 AGRODEP training course of "Building and Updating a Social Accounting Matrix".

- Orley Ashenfelter and Michael Greenstone

In 1987 the federal government permitted states to raise the speed limit on their rural interstate roads, but not on their urban interstate roads, from 55 mph to 65 mph. Since the states that adopted the higher speed limit must have valued the...

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This presentation introduces the definition of vulnerability in the context of poverty and how to quantify vulnerability to measure poverty. It was presented at...

- Carlo Azzarri

This presentation explains reasons for weighting and provides the definition of sampling weights. It covers post stratification, non-response, raking, and trimming as well.  It was introduced in the 2012 AGRODEP training course,...

- Abdulai Jalloh (ed.), Gerald C. Nelson (ed.), Timothy S. Thomas (ed.), Robert Zougmoré (ed.), Harold Roy-Macauley (ed.)

The first of three books in IFPRI’s climate change in Africa series, West African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis examines the food security threats facing 11 of the countries that make up West Africa...

- 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...

- 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...