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- Johannes Herderschee, Kai-Alexander Kaiser, and Daniel Mukoko Samba

The size, resources, and location of the Democratic Republic of Congo have an impact on all of Central Africa. The country has unexplored mining resources, massive agricultural potential, and a population of more than 60 million inhabitants. The...

- Bonaventure Minani, Déo-Guide Rurema, and Philippe Lebailly

In Burundi, more than 90% of the active population is engaged in family agriculture, which plays a vital role in food production and constitutes more than 50% of the GDP. Before the civil war of 1993, Kirundo was deemed the “breadbasket of...

- Arntraud Hartmann

A large number of agricultural development initiatives now support value chain approaches. They encompass most stages of the chain, from inputs supply to production, processing, marketing, and financing. Given the complexity of integrated programs...

- Donald F. Larson, Keijiro Otsuka, Tomoya Matsumoto, Talip Kilic

In Africa, most development strategies include efforts to improve the productivity of staple crops grown on smallholder farms. An underlying premise is that small farms are productive in the African context and that smallholders do not forgo...

- Rebecca L. Thornton, Laurel E. Hatt, Erica M. Field, Mursaleena Islam, Freddy Solís Diaz, Martha Azucena González

This article presents the results from an experimental evaluation of a voluntary health insurance program for informal sector workers in Nicaragua. Costs of the premiums as well as enrollment location were randomly allocated. Overall, take-up of...

- NGELEZA, Guyslain K. FLORAX, Raymond J.G.M. MASTERS, William A

Spatial inequality in global economic development has left Africa with the least progress in improving living standards among developing regions of the world. Moreover, there are strong neighborhood effects within Africa. This paper revisits the...

1 Août, 2011 - Kabubo-Mariara, J., Karugia, J., Massawe, S., Kirui, O., and Wanjiku, J.

The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) is an Africa-wide network of regional nodes supporting the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Economic...

- Diao, Xinshen (ed.) Thurlow, James (ed.) Benin, Samuel (ed.) Fan, Shenggen (ed.)

For the first time in many years, Africa has enjoyed a period of strong and sustained economic growth. The agricultural sector has also grown at a moderate rate, and this growth has contributed to significant reductions in poverty in many African...

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This report is a joint Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) and World Bank initiative aimed at facilitating informed policy-making in public service management. As in other post-conflict situations, the Southern Sudanese state faces two sets of...

- Bart Minten, David Stifel, and Seneshaw Tamru

This working paper presents a case study of cereal wholesale markets in Ethiopia in the last decade (2001–2011), a period that has been characterized by important local changes affecting agricultural markets, including strong economic...