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Treating the field as a lab

Treating the Field as a Lab: A Basic Guide to Conducting Economics Experiments for Policymaking offers economists, researchers, and policymakers 19 basic principles for conducting experiments in developing-country contexts. In this Food Security in…

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Social accounting matrices and multiplier analysis

This training guide introduces development practitioners, policy analysts, and students to social accounting matrices (SAMs) and their use in policy analysis. There are already a number of books that explain the System of National Accounts and SAM…

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Building public-private partnerships for agricultural innovation

Public-private partnerships are a new way of carrying out research and development (R&D) in Latin America's agricultural sector. These partnerships spur innovation for agricultural development and have various advantages over other institutional…

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Measuring food security using household expenditure surveys

Food is one of the most basic needs for human survival. Access to it is a basic human right. Moreover, the pursuit of the Millennium Development Goal to cut hunger requires a sound understanding of the related food security issues. For these reasons,…

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Using gender research in development

This book is designed for technical personnel and policymakers in national government and international agencies, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), as well as other development practitioners who face the task of addressing gender issues in…

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Methods for rural development projects

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), like many development practitioners, often finds that insufficient information constrains its research efforts with partner organizations in developing countries. Solid data are often lacking…