David Laborde

David Laborde is a Senior Research Fellow in the markets, trade and institutions division and the theme leader on macroeconomics and trade for IFPRI.

His research interests include globalization, international trade, measurement and modelling of protectionism, multilateral and regional trade liberalization and environmental issues (climate change, biofuels).

Content by David Laborde
  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Prioritising agricultural research and development for economic growth in Rwanda

    The Rwandan government recognizes agriculture's importance towards achieving its medium-term development objectives. Successive strategic plans since PSTA-1 (2007) have included substantial increases in total allocations to agriculture. Officials face difficult decisions allocating limited resources across sectors and activities. In a high- performance context,...

    28 Jun 2021 | Abdullah Al-Mamun, Derek Apell, David Laborde, Will Martin

  • Project

    Agriculture-related research and innovation for growth and poverty reduction in Rwanda

    Agricultural productivity growth plays a particularly important role in achieving sustainable pro-poor growth in Rwanda. With 75 percent of Rwanda's land and labour force in agriculture, there is clearly large scope for increasing national income and reducing poverty by improving productivity in agriculture and supporting sectors. Research shows that the rate of return...

    20 Sep 2019 | William John Martin, Xinshen Diao, David Laborde, Eduardo Maruyama