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- 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...

- Hosaena Ghebru Hagos

Poor agricultural productivity and food insecurity are persistent features of many less developed countries. Governments and international development agencies have therefore rightly considered agricultural intensification as the primary means...

- Paul Glewwe, Eugénie Maïga, and Haochi Zheng

This paper examines recent studies that estimate the impact of education on economic growth. It explains why cross-country regressions face formidable econometric problems. Recent studies are reviewed: some show strong impacts of education on...

6 Juin, 2011 - Mshenga, P. M, R. B. Richardson, B. K. Njehia, and E. A. Birachiand Birachi