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Agriculture and Rural Development Research Working Papers (2014-present)

The Policy Research Working Papers disseminate findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. These papers were produced by the staff and consultants of the Development Research Group. You can find more policy research working papers from the World Bank's institutional archives search here using the author's last name, title, or working paper number ("wpsxxxx").

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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

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

2016  

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, November 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

Feedback Matters: Evidence from Agricultural Services
Maria Jones and Florence Kondylis
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7768, July 2016

Roads and Rural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Claudia N. Berg, Brian Blankespoor, and  Harris Selod 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7729, June 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

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

Agricultural Productivity and Non-Farm Employment: Evidence from Bangladesh
Forhad Shilpi and Shahe Emran
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7685, May 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

Impact of Climate Change and Aquatic Salinization on Fish Habitats and Poor Communities in Southwest Coastal Bangladesh and Bangladesh Sundarbans
Susmita Dasgupta, Mainul Huq, Md. Golam Mustafa, Md. Istiak Sobhan
David Wheeler
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7593, March 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

2015  

Do Land Market Restrictions Hinder Structural Change in a Rural Economy? Evidence from Sri Lanka
M. Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi
Policy Research Working Paper 7525, December 2015

Land Market Restrictions, Women's Labor Force Participation, and Wages in a Rural Economy
M. Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi 
Policy Research Working Paper 7524, December 2015

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

Changing Wage Structure in India in the Post-Reform Era: 1993-2011
Hanan G. Jacoby and Basab Dasgupta 
Policy Research Working Paper 7426, September 2015

Pronatal Property Rights over Land and Fertility Outcomes: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Ethiopia
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger, and Niels Kemper
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7419, September 2015

Impact of Property Rights Reform to Support China’s Rural-Urban Integration: Village-Level Evidence from the Chengdu National Experiment 
Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin, Shouying Liu, Ting Shao, and Fang Xia
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7389, August 2015

Impact of Property Rights Reform to Support China’s Rural-Urban Integration: Household-Level Evidence from the Chengdu National Experiment 
Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin, Shouying Liu, and Fang Xia
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7388, August 2015

Hukou and Highways: The Impact of China’s Spatial Development Policies on Urbanization and Regional Inequality 
Maarten Bosker, Uwe Deichmann, and Mark Roberts 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7350, June 2015

Gold Mining and Proto-Urbanization: Recent Evidence from Ghana
Marcel Fafchamps, Michael Koelle, and Forhard Shilpi 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7347, June 2015

Using National Statistics to Increase Transparency of Large Land Acquisition: Evidence from Ethiopia 
Daniel Ali and Klaus Deininger
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7342, June 2015

Costs and Benefits of Land Fragmentation: Evidence from Rwanda
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger, Loraine Ronchi
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7290, June 2015

Smallholders’ Land Ownership and Access in Sub-Saharan Africa: A New Landscape?
Klaus Deininger, Fang Xia, Sara Savastano
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7285, June 2015

How Much of the Labor in African Agriculture Is Provided by Women?
Amparo Palacios-Lopez, Luc Christiaensen, and Talip Kilic
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7282, June 2015

Investigating the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Uganda
Daniel Ali, Derick Bowen, Klaus Deininger, Marguerite Duponchel
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7262, May 2015

Household Responses to Shocks in Rural Ethiopia: Livestock as a Buffer Stock
Daniel Ayalew Ali
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7244, April 2015

Are Women Less Productive Farmers? How Markets and Risk Affect Fertilizer Use, Productivity, and Measured Gender Effects in Uganda
Donald F. Larson, Sara Savastano, Siobhan Murray, and Amparo Palacios-López
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7241, April 2015

Weather Insurance Savings Accounts
Daniel Stein and Jeremy Tobacman
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7235, April 2015

Economic Implications of a Potential Free Trade Agreement between India and the United States
Emiko Fukase and Will Martin
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7212, March 2015

Gender Differentials and Agricultural Productivity in Niger
Prospere Backiny-Yetna and Kevin McGee
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7199, February 2015

Wage Dynamics, Turnover, and Human Capital: Evidence from Adolescent Transition from School to Work in the Philippines
Futoshi Yamauchi
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7184, January 2015

2014 

Roads, Labor Markets, and Human Capital: Evidence from Rural Indonesia
Futoshi Yamauchi
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7139, December 2014

Wage Growth, Landholding, and Mechanization in Chinese Agriculture
Xiaobing Wang, Futoshi Yamauchi, Keijiro Otsuka, Jikun Huangm, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7138, December 2014

Milking the Data: Measuring Income from Milk Production in Extensive Livestock Systems— Experimental Evidence from Niger
Alberto Zezza, Giovanni Federighi, Kalilou Adamou, Pierre Hiernaux
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7114, November 2014

Does Livestock Ownership Affect Animal Source Foods Consumption and Child Nutritional Status? Evidence from Rural Uganda
Carlo Azzarri, Elizabeth Cross, Beliyou Haile, Alberto Zezza
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7111, November 2014

Income Diversification Patterns in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa Reassessing the Evidence
Benjamin Davis, Stefania Di Giuseppe, Alberto Zezza
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7108, November 2014

Can Agricultural Households Farm Their Way out of Poverty?
Gbemisola Oseni, Kevin McGee, Andrew Dabalen
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7093, November 2014

Inheritance Law Reform, Empowerment, and Human Capital Accumulation: Second-Generation Effects from India
Klaus Deininger, Fang Xia, Songqing Jin, and Hari K. Nagarajan
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7086, November 2014

Does Land Fragmentation Increase the Cost of Cultivation? Evidence from India
Klaus Deininger, Daniel Monchuk, Hari K Nagarajan, Sudhir K Singh
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7085, November 2014

Village Political Economy, Land Tenure Insecurity, and the Rural to Urban Migration Decision: Evidence from China
John Giles and Ren Mu
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7080, November 2014

Agricultural Policies and Trade Paths in Turkey
Donald F. Larson, Will Martin, Sebnem Sahin, Marino Tsigas
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7059, October 2014

Measuring Agricultural Knowledge and Adoption
Florence Kondylis, Valerie Mueller, and Siyao Jessica Zhu
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7058, October 2014

Agricultural Productivity, Hired Labor, Wages and Poverty: Evidence from Bangladesh
Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7056, October 2014

Foreign Bank Subsidiaries' Default Risk During the Global Crisis: What Factors Help Insulate Affiliates from Their Parents?
Deniz Anginer, Eugenio Cerutti, and María Soledad Martínez Pería
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7053, October 2014

Estimating the Long-Run Impact of Microcredit Programs on Household Income and Net Worth
Tiemen Woutersen and Shahidur R. Khandker
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7040, September 2014

Dynamics of Demand for Rainfall Index Insurance: Evidence from a Commercial Product in India
Daniel Stein
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7035, September 2014

Agricultural Production, Dietary Diversity, and Climate Variability
Andrew Dillon, Kevin McGee, and Gbemisola Oseni
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7022, September 2014

Corporate Governance and Bank Insolvency Risk: International Evidence
Deniz Anginer, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Harry Huizinga, and Kebin Ma
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7017, September 2014

Short- and Long-Run Impacts of Food Price Changes on Poverty
Maros Ivanic and Will Martin
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7011, August 2014

Poverty Impacts of the Volume-Based Special Safeguard Mechanism
Maros Ivanic and Will Martin
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7006, August 2014

Seeing Is Believing? Evidence from an Extension Network Experiment
Florence Kondylis, Valerie Mueller, Siyao Zhu
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7000, July 2014

Does Institutional Finance Matter for Agriculture? Evidence Using Panel Data from Uganda
Shahidur R. Khandker and Gayatri B. Koolwal
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6942, June 2014

Who Will Feed China in the 21st Century? Income Growth and Food Demand and Supply in China
Emiko Fukase and Will Martin
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6926, June 2014

Climate Change, Conflict, and Cooperation: Global Analysis of the Resilience of International River Treaties to Increased Water Variability
Shlomi Dinar, David Katz, Lucia De Stefano, and Brian Blankespoor
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6916, June 2014

The Price of Empowerment: Experimental Evidence on Land Titling in Tanzania
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Matthew Collin, Klaus Deininger, Stefan Dercon, Justin Sandefur, and Andrew Zeitlin
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6908, June 2014

Dynamic Effects of Microcredit in Bangladesh
Shahidur R. Khandker and Hussain A. Samad
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6821, March 2014

Explaining Gender Differentials in Agricultural Production in Nigeria
Gbemisola Oseni, Paul Corral, Markus Goldstein, and Paul Winters
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6809, March 2014

Population Pressures, Migration, and the Returns to Human Capital and Land: Insights from Indonesia
Yanyan Liu and Futoshi Yamauchi
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6790, February 2014

Wage Growth, Landholding, and Mechanization in Agriculture: Evidence from Indonesia
Futoshi Yamauchi
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6789, February 2014

Is There A Farm-Size Productivity Relationship in African Agriculture? Evidence from Rwanda
Daniel Ayalew Ali and Klaus Deininger
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6770, January 2014

Credit Constraints, Agricultural Productivity, and Rural Nonfarm Participation: Evidence from Rwanda
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger, and Marguerite Duponchel
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6769, January 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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