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Agriculture and Rural Development

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Overview

The research program on agricultural and rural development focuses on three broad themes: (1) effective ways to raise productivity (2) supplying public goods and dealing with external effects, and (3) ways to address poverty, volatility and vulnerability.  More »

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Working Papers

Seasonality of Rural Finance
Shahidur R. Khandker, Hussain A. Samad, and Syed Badruddoza
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7986, February 2017

Toward Labor Market Policy 2.0: The Potential for Using Online Job-Portal Big Data to Inform Labor Market Policies in India
Shinsaku Nomura, Saori Imaizumi, Ana Carolina Areias, and Futoshi Yamauchi
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7966, February 2017

The Impact of Mining on Spatial Inequality Recent Evidence from Africa
Tony Addison, Amadou Boly, and Anthony Mveyange
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7960, January 2017

Personality Traits, Technology Adoption, and Technical Efficiency: Evidence from Smallholder Rice Farms in Ghana
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Derick Bowen, and Klaus Deininger
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7959, January 2017

Gender-Differentiated Impacts of Tenure Insecurity on Agricultural Performance in Malawi’s Customary Tenure Systems
Klaus Deininger, Fang Xia, and Stein Holden
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7943, January 2017

Mining and Economic Development: Did China’s WTO Accession Affect African Local Economic Development?
Tony Addison, Amadou Boly, and Anthony Mveyange
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7906, December 2016

Can Labor Market Imperfections Explain Changes in the Inverse Farm Size–Productivity Relationship? Longitudinal Evidence from Rural India
Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin, Yanyan Liu, and Sudhir K Singh
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7783, August 2016

On the Central Role of Small Farms in African Rural Development Strategies
Donald F. Larson, Rie Muraoka, and Keijiro Otsuka
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7710, June 2016

Using Administrative Data to Assess the Impact and Sustainability of Rwanda’s Land Tenure Regularization
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger, and Marguerite Duponchel
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7705, June 2016


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Last updated: 2017-07-25




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