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Agriculture and Rural Development

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 about the program  


Research Manager: Will Martin


IN FOCUS
 

Seasonal Hunger and Public Policies: Evidence from Northwest Bangladesh
by S. R. Khandker and  W. Mahmud (Jul. 2012)
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Food, Farms and Fields in China 2030: The Role of Agriculture in a Modernizing Society
by L. Christiaensen
(August 2012).
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WORKING PAPERS
 
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Does Access to Finance Matter in Microenterprise Growth? Evidence from Bangladesh
Returns to microenterprise investment are found to be high. Microfinance institutions can play a larger role in supporting microenterprise growth.
Working Paper 6333, January 2013

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Does Sharecropping Affect Productivity and Long-Term Investment? Evidence from West Bengal’s Tenancy Reforms 
A conservative estimate puts the efficiency losses from such arrangements in any period at 25 percent.
Working Paper 6293, December 2012

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Replicating Replication: Due Diligence in Roodman and Morduch’s Replication of Pitt and Khandker (1998)
The results originally reported in the Pitt and Khandker paper hold up well in this new analysis.
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6273, November 2012

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The Cost Structure of the Clean Development Mechanism
The results show that, in general, the distribution of projects in the pipeline does not correspond exclusively to the cost of generating anticipated credits. 
Working Paper 6262, November 2012

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Agricultural Trade: What Matters in the Doha Round?
Agriculture accounts for a disproportionate share of the overall cost of global trade distortions.
Working Paper 6261, November 2012

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The Surprising Effects of the Great Recession: Losers and Winners in Thailand in 2008-2009
The distributional effects of crisis at the household level cannot be inferred reliably from aggregate data.
Working Paper 6255, November 2012

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Events

Blogs
Socio Economic Consequences of Food Price Spikes (Will Martin and Maros Ivanic, May 30, 2012)

Books
Food, Farms and Fields in China 2030: The Role of Agriculture in a Modernizing Society (2012)
The Land Governance Assessment Framework: Identifying and Monitoring Good Practice in the Land Sector (2011)
Unfinished Business? The WTO's Doha Agenda (2011)
Rising Global Interest in Farmland (2011)

World Development Reports
Development in a Changing Climate (2010)
Agriculture for Development (2008)
Sustainable Development in a Dynamic World (2003)

Policy Research Reports
Tropical Forests (2006)
Land Policies for Growth and Poverty Reduction (2003)