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  1. Library Resource
    PNG: land and conflict
    Legislation
    National Policies
    March, 2014
    Papua New Guinea

    Anecdotal evidence suggests that conflicts over land and extractive resource developments are on the rise across Papua New Guinea. These micro-level conflicts have the potential to scaleup and feed into large-scale armed conflicts—such as those that occurred on Bougainville and in neighbouring Solomon Islands—which require costly external intervention. Against this backdrop, this paper examines PNG’s legally-mandated land mediation system in theory and practice. A number of weaknesses are identified and described; and a case study of an apparently successful “hybrid” approach is discussed.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Ethiopia

    We study the link between Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) and short-run nutrition outcomes among children age 5 years and younger. We use 2006 and 2010 survey data from Northern Ethiopia to estimate parameters of an exogenous switching regression. This allows us to measure the differential impacts of household characteristics on weight-for-height Z-score of children in member and non-member households in PSNP. We find that the magnitude and significance of household covariates differ in samples of children from PSNP and non-PSNP households.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Malawi

    This report documents agricultural household models developed for agricultural policy analyses related to the assessment of impacts of agricultural input subsidies and maize technology choices in Malawi. The models have been calibrated to a typology of households in Central and Southern Regions of Malawi based on household survey data collected for the period 2005-2010. Households are assumed to be drudgery averse and rational given their preferences and the resource constraints and imperfect markets they face.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Malawi

    The potential benefits of providing subsidized inputs to farm-households in developing countries may reach well beyond the targeted households. More specifically, increased food productionand demand for rural labor may benefit poor households through lower food prices and higherrural wages. However, two recent studies of a large input subsidy program in Malawi find thatthese effects are smaller than expected based on anecdotal evidence and previous studies usingsimulation models.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Ethiopia

    Lab-in-the-field Hawk-Dove game experiments were played by spouses in a rural sample of households in Southern Ethiopia where women/wives traditionally have a weak position. Randomized treatments included a 3x3 design with simultaneous, one-way signaling and sequential games as the first dimension and Pareto-efficient, Pareto-inferior and Pareto-superior (Dove;Dove) payout treatments as the second dimension, with a sequence of six game rounds per household.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Ethiopia

    We have investigated whether joint land certification in Southern Ethiopia has contributed to a strengthening of the perceived land rights of women and an increase in their intra-household involvement in land-related decisions. We use gender-disaggregated household panel data and generate indices for wives’ and husbands’ land rights attitudes and for wives’ involvement in land-related decisions. After controlling for endogeneity of land certification, using a control function approach, we find that receipt of land certificate has strengthened wives’ awareness of their land rights.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Ethiopia

    This study investigates attitudes towards legalizing land sales and Willingness to Accept (WTA) sales prices and compensation prices for land among smallholder households in four different areas in the Oromia and SNNP Regions in the southern highlands of Ethiopia. Household panel data from 2007 and 2012 are used. The large majority of the sample prefers land sales to remain illegal, and the resistance to legalizing land sales increased from 2007 to 2012. In the same period, perceived median real land values increased sharply but also exhibit substantial local variation.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Tanzania

    We use recent panel data on Tanzanian farm households to investigate how previous exposure to weather shocks affects the impact of a current shock. Specifically, we investigate the impact of droughts on agricultural outcomes and investments in children’s health, measured by their short- and long-term nutritional status. As expected, we find that droughts negatively impact yields, with the impact increasing in the severity of the shock, and that severe droughts have a negative impact on short-term nutritional outcomes of children.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2014

    La ruée sur les terres observées ces dernières années a conduit la communauté internationale à lancer de nombreuses initiatives dont les Directives volontaires pour une gouvernance responsable des régimes fonciers, adoptées en 2012 par le Comité pour la sécurité alimentaire (CSA), représentent aujourd’hui le processus le plus achevé. L’enjeu pour la coopération française était de mettre en place des outils d’analyse et procédures internes permettant de garantir l’opérationnalisation de ces principes et leur respect dans toutes les activités appuyées par les institutions françaises.

  10. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2014
    Western Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    En 1962, René Dumont publiait L’ Afrique noire est mal partie. Ce livre, qui concernait essentiellement l’Afrique de l’Ouest, fit scandale à l’époque car il intervenait au lendemain des indépendances des colonies européennes, à un moment où les jeunes États africains pouvaient espérer un développement prometteur.

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