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    A Case Study of PVH’s Commitment in Ethiopia’s Hawassa Industrial Park

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    June, 2017
    Ethiopia, Africa

    The story of how the PVH Corp. (referred to throughout this document as PVH) came to leada group of its top suppliers to build factories and a fabric mill in Ethiopia’s Hawassa IndustrialPark (HIP) is the study of a strong collaboration between a private company looking to optimizeits business model and a government aiming to transform its economy through global strategic repositioning.

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    Evidence from Ethiopia

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2017
    Ethiopia, Africa

    This paper evaluates the effect of the Rural Capacity Building Project, which aimed at promoting growth by strengthening the agricultural service systems in Ethiopia and by making them more responsive to smallholders' needs. The project intended to increase the outreach of agricultural extension services to help farmers become aware of and adopt economically viable and environmentally sustainable technologies and practices. The paper examines the impact of the Rural Capacity Building Project using panel data on 1,485 geographically dispersed households in project and control kebeles.

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    Is Measurement Error Driving the Inverse Relationship?

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2017
    Ethiopia, Africa

    This paper revisits the decades-old puzzle of the inverse plot-size productivity relationship, which states that land productivity decreases as plot size increases. Existing empirical studies on the inverse plot-size productivity relationship define land productivity or yields as self-reported production divided by plot size. This paper considers an alternative approach to estimating yields based on crop cuts.

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    A Direct-Inverse-Direct" Relationship"

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2017
    Ethiopia, Africa

    This paper proposes a new interpretation of the farm size-productivity relationship. Using two rounds of the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey, and drawing on earlier work on five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, the paper shows that the relationship between farm size and productivity is neither monotonic nor univocal. Most previous studies that tested the inverse farm size-productivity relationship used ordinary least squares estimation, therefore reporting parameter estimates at the conditional mean of productivity.

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    Advancements in Plot-Level Soil Testing and Implications for Agricultural Statistics

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2017
    Ethiopia, Africa

    Much of the current analysis on agricultural productivity is hampered by the lack of consistent, high quality data on soil health and how it is changing under past and current management. Historically, plot-level statistics derived from household surveys have relied on subjective farmer assessments of soil quality or, more recently, publicly available geospatial data.

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