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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 »


Working Papers

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

Markets, Contracts, and Uncertainty in a Groundwater Economy
Xavier Gine and Hanan G. Jacoby
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7694, June 2016

Short-Term Effects of India’s Employment Guarantee Program on Labor Markets and Agricultural Productivity
Klaus Deininger, Hari K Nagarajan, and Sudhir K Singh
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7665, May 2016

Pathways to Prosperity: An e-Symposium by Hanan Jacoby and Basab Dasgupta (End Poverty in South Asia blog, June 22, 2016)

Large Farm Establishment, Smallholder Productivity, Labor Market Participation, and Resilience: Evidence from Ethiopia
Daniel Ali, Klaus Deininger, and Anthony Harris
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7576, February 2016

Quantifying Spillover Effects from Large Farm Establishments: The Case of Mozambique
Klaus Deininger, Fang Xia , Aurelio Mate, and Ellen Payongayong
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7466, October 2015

Formalizing Rural Land Rights in West Africa: Early Evidence from a Randomized Impact Evaluation in Benin
Markus Goldstein, Kenneth Houngbedji, Florence Kondylis, Michael O’Sullivan, Harris Selod
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7435, October 2015

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