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Impact evaluation

Economists have engaged for some time in developing methodologies for assessing the economic impact of agricultural research and in undertaking empirical studies to measure this impact.1 In recent years they have documented more than 1,800 estimates of rates…

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Sound choices for development

Rural poverty in India and China has declined substantially in recent decades. This welcome development has come about largely because governments in both countries have invested in agricultural research, education, infrastructure, and other areas important to…

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Green revolution

The "Green Revolution" of the 1960s and 1970s produced an unprecedented growth in agriculture in developing countries. The authors of this Brief examine the Green Revolution's impacts on agricultural production and its social impacts. They then turn to the…

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Harnessing the Sun and Wind for Economic Development?

journal article Perrihan Al-Riffai Julian Blohmke Clemens Breisinger Manfred Wiebelt Harnessing the Sun and Wind for Economic Development? An Economy-Wide Assessment for Egypt Topics Energy Markets Poverty Country Strategies Policies and Institutions...

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2020 Focus briefs on the world's poor and hungry people

Assessing the world’s progress against poverty calls for frequent and careful measurements, using household surveys and price data. Fortunately, the task of measuring poverty is becoming easier, and the results are probably getting more accurate over time. The…

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Nicaragua: Red de Protección Social — Mi Familia

En sus primeros dos años (2000-02), el programa de la Red de Protección Social-Ministerio de la Familia (RPS) ayudó a mejorar la nutrición y educación de aproximadamente unas 10.000 familias de las más pobres del país. En su etapa piloto realizada en seis…

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