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Nicholas Minot
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Nicholas Minot

Deputy Division Director, Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division

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Gender, control, and crop choice in northern Mozambique

This paper studies women’s empowerment in northern Mozambique as it relates to agriculture, considering in particular the factors that lead to women’s managing the plots that they nominally control. Women control about 30 percent of the plots in the da…

discussion paper

Is MERCOSUR’s External Agenda Pro-Poor?

In 2010, after several years of being stalled, negotiations between MERCOSUR (the Common Market of the Southern Cone) and the European Union (EU) to build a free-trade agreement (FTA) were resumed. This FTA is expected to have an important impact on ME…

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Commodity price volatility and nutrition vulnerability

In this paper we examine the impact of commodity price volatility on calorie attainment and its variability for households at the nutritional poverty line in Bangladesh. We focus on the first two moments of the distribution of calorie consumption and c…

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