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Short summaries of emerging research with links to the full studies and blogs.

Blogs | Featured Research Articles | Research Digest 


Blog: "Socio Economic Consequences of Food Price Spikes," Will Martin and Maros Ivanic (World Bank Let's Talk Development, May 30, 2012) 
Blog: "Land Rights and the World Bank Group: Setting the Record Straight," Klaus Deininger (World Bank Blog "Let's Talk Development" Apr. 25, 2012) 

Featured Research Articles

Countries Strengthen Land Governance
Demand for food drives up pressure on land resources | Stakeholders agree that improving land governance for the poor should be the top priority | Several countries are taking steps to improve land governance.
Featured Research Article, September 2011

Computable General Equilibrium Modeling: Influencing Debates
CGE modeling has influenced many debates in international development, such as trade policy, migration, climate change, carbon trading, food prices and pro-poor economic growth policies.
Featured Research Article, June 2011

A Changing Climate for Development
Developing countries are highly vulnerable to climate change | Climate change complicates efforts to reduce poverty and promote prosperity | A “climate smart” world is possible if we act now, act together, and act differently | An equitable, efficient climate deal that recognizes the needs of developing countries is critical.
Featured Article, September 2009 | World Development Report 2010 

Climate Change: Likely Impacts on African Crops, Livestock & Farm Types
Setting the stage for climate change adaptation policies in Africa | Africa's future distribution of crops | How climate change can affect livestock decisions | Will the distribution of farm types change? | Future research directions

Featured Reseasrch Article , June 2008 

Saving the Forests (Policy Research Report)
Preserving the world’s rapidly shrinking tropical forests and improving the economic prospects of millions of poor people requires an urgent strengthening of national forest governance. Globally, this calls for strong financial incentives, says a new World Bank policy research report, “At Loggerheads? Agricultural Expansion, Poverty Reduction and Environment in the Tropical Forests.”
Featured Research Article, October 2006 | Report 

Do Roads Bring Jobs to People? Lessons in Economic Geography
Authorities need to better understand the factors that influence location decisions for manufacturing firms, and also need to view the outcomes of potential policy interventions, such as investment in transport infrastructure to imrpove market accessibility of lagging regions, in a new "economic geography" context. 
Featured Research Article, January 2006 

Research Digest

How Caste and Gender Affect Schooling in Rural Pakistan
Where high-caste groups dominate, low-caste children—especially girls—may face high barriers to attending a local school.
Research Digest, Winter 2012

Inheritance Laws and Women's Empowerment in India
Granting women inheritance rights equal to men’s increases their access to physical and human capital.
Research Digest, Summer 2010

Land in Transition: Reform and Poverty in Rural Vietnam
Vietnam’s rural land reforms have led to gains in both equity and efficiency, despite greater landlessness and some losers.
Research Digest, Summer 2008

Climate Change and Agriculture in Africa
Climate change will have a significant impact on African agriculture. How farmers adapt will matter.
Research Digest, Fall 2007

Will Markets Direct Investments under the Kyoto Protocol?
Political aims and cultural ties may influence the placement of emission reduction projects under the Kyoto Protocol.
Research Digest, Summer 2007

Do Girls Gain from Migration-Induced Male Absence
Girls have bigger health and education gains than boys in households with migrant males, except in those headed by women.
Research Digest, Spring 2007 

Research Brief

Climate Change: The Final Blow for Agriculture in Africa?
A recent cross-country study shows that the effects of climate change on the African continent may force large regions of marginal agriculture out of production by the end of this century, while helping others.
Research Brief, August 2007


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