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30 Jan, 2012 - John W. Mellor and Paul Dorosh

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- Volker Clausen and Hannah Schürenberg-Frosch

Numerous econometric studies fail to detect a significant and robust relationship between international aid and economic growth in the recipient countries. Dutch Disease effects might be responsible for this result. This paper examines the...

- Klaus Droppelmann Jonathan Makuwira Ian Kumwenda

Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in the study of structural transformation. However, Africa has received little attention despite the fact that its rural areas seem to be very poor and unproductive relative to urban areas. This...

8 Juin, 2011 - Albert Makochekanwa

The main objective of the paper was to empirically investigate the possible impact of the DD effects on the economy of Botswana. The study tested the impacts of the diamond resource boom on the country’s manufacturing exports namely,...

- David J. Spielman, Kristin Davis, Elias Zerfu, Javier Ekboir and Cosmas M.O. Ochieng,

This paper examines how tertiary-level agricultural education in sub-Saharan Africa can contribute to agricultural development beyond its current role as a source of technical training. The paper draws on data and information gathered from...

- Deborah Bräutigam, Xiaoyang Tang

The recent expansion of Chinese economic engagement in Africa is often poorly documented and not well understood. This paper is the second in an IFPRI-sponsored effort to better understand Chinese engagement in Africa’s agricultural sector...

1 Déc, 1990 - Ann K. Blanc and Naomi Rutenberg

An analysis of the quality of the data on age at 1st union, age at 1st birth, and age at 1st sexual intercourse collected in Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) from 22 developing countries revealed considerable...

- Shawn Cole, Xavier Giné, Jeremy Tobacman, Petia Topalova, Robert Townsend, and James Vickery

Why do many households remain exposed to large exogenous sources of nonsystematic income risk? We use a series of randomized field experiments in rural India to test the importance of price and nonprice factors in the adoption of an innovative...

- Arndt, Channing Pauw, Karl Thurlow, James

Biofuels could offer new economic opportunities for low-income countries. We use a recursive dynamic computable general equilibrium model of Tanzania to evaluate different biofuels production options and estimate their impacts on growth and...

- Guush Berhane, Mehari Hiluf Abay, and Tassew Woldehanna

A growing body of evidence emphasizes that shocks in early childhood can have irreversible effects on long-term child welfare and poverty. A number of studies have investigated the effects of shocks on child nutrition and health. However,...