Economic Growth and Development

Evidence on key policies for African agricultural growth
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Authors
Xinshen Diao, Adam Kennedy, Ousmane Badiane, Frances Cossar, Paul Dorosh, Olivier Ecker, Hosaena Ghebru Hagos, Derek Headey, Athur Mabiso, Tsitsi Makombe, Mehrab Malek, and Emily Schmidt
Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute
Publication date
kathryn.kincheloe 19 Feb, 2013 11:25
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https://www.ifpri.org/publication/evidence-key-policies-african-agricultural-growth
Source / Citation
Diao, X., A. Kennedy, O. Badiane, F. Cossar, P. Dorosh, O. Ecker, H. G. Hagos, D. Headey, A. Mabiso, T. Makombe, M. Malek, and E. Schmidt. "Evidence on key policies for African agricultural growth" IFPRI Discussion Paper No. 01242, February 2013.

It is widely agreed that reducing poverty in Africa south of the Sahara (SSA) depends largely on stimulating growth in agriculture. To this end, heads of state in Africa rallied to form the pan-African Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) with the goal of raising investments and improving strategy implementation. However, while implementing an agricultural agenda under the CAADP framework, more and more countries have realized that increasing public investment in agriculture alone is not enough.

Policy reform toward gender equality in Ethiopia

Authors
Neha Kumar, Agnes R. Quisumbing
Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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https://www.ifpri.org/publication/policy-reform-toward-gender-equality-ethiopia-little-little-egg-begins-walk-little-little-egg-begins-walk-little-little-egg-begins-walk-little-little-egg-begins-walk
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There is growing interest in the role of policy reforms to promote gender equality and empower women, two key objectives of development policy. From a policy perspective, it would be ideal for reforms undertaken in different policy areas to be consistent, so that they reinforce each other in improving gender equity.

2013 World Development Report on Jobs

Publisher
World Bank
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https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/jobsanddevelopment

The World Development Report 2013: Jobs stresses the role of strong private sector led growth in creating jobs and outlines how jobs that do the most for development can spur a virtuous cycle. The report finds that poverty falls as people work their way out of hardship and as jobs empower women to invest more in their children. Efficiency increases as workers get better at what they do, as more productive jobs appear, and as less productive ones disappear. Societies flourish as jobs foster diversity and provide alternatives to conflict.

An Innovation Systems Perspectives on Tertiary-Level Agricultural Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Ethiopia
Authors
David J. Spielman, Kristin Davis, Elias Zerfu, Javier Ekboir and Cosmas M.O. Ochieng,
Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Publication date
yuan 22 Oct, 2012 15:13
Location
https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ejesc/article/download/82114/72268/0
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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 semistructured key informant interviews conducted in late 2006 in and around Addis Ababa, Ambo, Haramaya, Harar, Holetta, and Combolcha, as well as information and analysis from secondary sources.

The Impacts of Public Investment in and for Agriculture: Synthesis of the Existing Evidence

Authors
Tewodaj Mogues, Bingxin Yu, Shenggen Fan, Linden McBride
Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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https://www.ifpri.org/publication/impacts-public-investment-and-agriculture-synthesis-existing-evidence-synthesis-existing-evidence-synthesis-existing-evidence-synthesis-existing-evidence

In light of a reinvigorated policy orientation toward agriculture in developing countries following recent dramatic developments affecting food prices and agricultural land use, public resource allocation decisionmakers ought to have access to the existing evidence from academic research on the impact of public investments related to and in support of agriculture.

The impact of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Nets and Household Asset Building Programme: 2006-2010
Authors
Guush Berhane, John Hoddinott, Neha Kumar, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse
Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Publication date
yuan 9 Oct, 2012 13:02
Location
https://ebrary.ifpri.org/digital/collection/p15738coll5/id/3723
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This report assesses the impact of the Productive Safety Net, Other Food Security and Household Asset Building Programs on food security, assets, and agricultural production. It also examines whether these have led to investments in new nonfarm business activities and whether they have had disincentive effects. Chapter 2 describes the methods used in this study. It explains the rationale behind our use of double-difference impact estimates and how dose-response estimators are used to construct these. Chapter 3 provides contextual information.

An overview of Chinese agricultural and rural engagement in Tanzania

Authors
Deborah Bräutigam, Xiaoyang Tang
Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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https://www.ifpri.org/publication/overview-chinese-agricultural-and-rural-engagement-tanzania
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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. A clearer picture of Chinese activities in agriculture is important as a foundation for Africans and their development partners to more fruitfully engage with an increasingly important actor. Chinese engagement in agriculture and rural development in Tanzania is long-standing.

The Impact of Food for Education Programs on School Participation in Northern Uganda
Authors
Harold Alderman, Daniel O. Gilligan and Kim Lehrer
Publisher
Economic Development and Cultural Change
Publication date
yuan 10 Sep, 2012 11:58
Location
http://www.jstor.org/stable/info/10.1086/666949
Source / Citation
Harold Alderman, Daniel O. Gilligan and Kim Lehrer. "The Impact of Food for Education Programs on School Participation in Northern Uganda" Economic Development and Cultural Change Vol. 61, No. 1 (October 2012) (pp. 187-218)
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There is a general consensus that food for education (FFE) programs increase primary school participation. Although this view is widely held, there is limited causal evidence to support it. Moreover, little is known about how the design of FFE programs affects schooling outcomes. This article presents evidence of the impacts of alternative methods of FFE delivery on schooling in Northern Uganda using a randomized controlled evaluation conducted from 2005 to 2007.

Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa: Agriculture, Urbanization and Income Growth

Authors
Mary Tiffen
Publisher
World Development
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X03000883
Source / Citation
Tiffen, M. 2003. "Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa: Agriculture, Urbanization and Income Growth" World Development.31(8):1343-1366.

Econometric analysis of some 40 years of data has provided mixed results, because of the defects of the data, and because there are some relatively sudden structural economic shifts. An important shift is when agricultural labor ceases to grow, now happening in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). A model of the interrelationship over time of the rural, mainly agricultural sector, and the urban, mainly manufacturing and service sector, is proposed. Each provides a market to the other. Growth in both requires investment, but of distinctly different types.

Aid, spending strategies and productivity effects: A multi-sectoral CGE analysis for Zambia
Authors
Volker Clausen and Hannah Schürenberg-Frosch
Publisher
University of Duisburg-Essen
Publication date
yuan 27 Aug, 2012 13:28
Location
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2012.06.018
Source / Citation
Volker Clausen, Hannah Hannah Schurenberg-Frosch. 2012. "Aid, spending strategies and productivity effects: A multi-sectoral CGE analysis for Zambia." Economic Modelling 29(6):2254-2268.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2012.06.018
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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 relation between aid and its effectiveness in a multi-sector multi-household Computable General Equilibrium (CGE)-framework.