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Biofuels and Economic Development: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis for Tanzania
Authors
Arndt, Channing
Pauw, Karl
Thurlow, James
Publisher
Energy Economics
Publication date
yuan 20 Aug, 2012 12:20
Location
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140988312001648?v=s5
Source / Citation
Arndt, C., Pauw, K., and Thurlow, J., 2012. "Biofuels and Economic Development: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis for Tanzania" Energy Economics. Article in Press. First published online on August 10, 2012
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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 poverty. Our results indicate that maximizing the poverty-reducing effects of biofuels production in countries like Tanzania will require engaging and improving the productivity of smallholder farmers. Evidence shows that cassava-based ethanol production is more profitable than other feedstock options.

No. 0001 - Poverty, Growth, and Income Distribution in Kenya: A SAM Perspective
Authors
Wachira Rhoda Gakuru and Naomi Muthoni Mathenge
Publisher
AGRODEP
Publication date
soonho 20 Jun, 2012 12:09
Source / Citation
Gakuru, W. R. and Mathenge, N. M., 2012. Poverty, Growth, and Income Distribution in Kenya: A SAM Perspective. AGRODEP Working Paper 0001. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute.
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This study seeks to highlight the level of income inequality in Kenya and its implications on various poverty reduction policies. The 2003 Kenya SAM is used to develop a multiplier simulation model which tracks the linkages among demand-driven shocks and economic growth, income generation, and income distribution for different economic groups.

Growth and Poverty Reduction Impacts of Public Investments in Agriculture and Rural Areas: Assessment Techniques, Tools and Guide for Practitioners
Authors
Sam Benin, Alejandro Nin Pratt, Shenggen Fan, Clemens Breisinger, Tewodaj Mogues, James Thurlow, Xinshen Diao
Publisher
Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS)
Publication date
yuan 27 Apr, 2012 17:41
Location
http://www.resakss.org/index.php?pdf=39398
Source / Citation
Benin, S.; Nin-Pratt, A.; Fan, S.; Breisinger, C.; Mogues, T.; Thurlow, J. and X. Diao. "Growth and Poverty Reduction Impacts of Public Investments in Agriculture and Rural Areas: Assessment Techniques, Tools and Guide for Practitioners." ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 7. 2008

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 Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Africa-based centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), to facilitate the implement

Republic of Burundi Country Economic Memorandum (CEM): The Challenge of Achieving Stable and Shared Growth

Publisher
World Bank, the Government of Burundi, the African Development Bank, and the Department for International Development (UK)
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Location
http://tinyurl.com/75ug37m
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Burundi’s growth policy should focus on: (1) closing the infrastructure gap; (2) gaining from regional integration; (3) improving the business environment; (4) promoting new growth sources; and (5) strengthening its fiscal position through improved revenue mobilization, more efficient spending, better public financial management, and more effective aid.