New data-based tools for agricultural policy planners in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Tunisia.
Ghana has created dozens of new local districts and municipalities with the aim of devolving power from the national government – but the effort appears to have slowed the flow of agriculture funding.
Rising living standards have addressed some nutrition problems in Ethiopia— but are creating a new set of challenges.
Research in Indonesia shows corruption drives down local public support for key economic reforms.
A cash program in Tanzania boosted villagers' confidence in local leaders and institutions.
After years of giving street vendors free rein, the Zambian government cracked down to stem a cholera epidemic—sparking riots. Balancing basic sanitation with vendors' key economic role.
An approach aimed at supporting smallholders can put them at an economic disadvantage, research shows.
Currently, only 1 percent of Nigerian cropland is irrigated—leaving farmers at the whim of seasons and climate shifts.
Distributing ID cards with basic eligibility information increased participation in Indonesia's Raskin (Rice for the Poor) program—leading the government to expand their use to other forms of social assistance.
Rising food demand in growing cities and an expansion of medium-sized farms are among the factors boosting demand for tractors and other machinery.