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  • Publication - Project Report

    Market-driven strategies for combating aflatoxins in Rwanda

    Aflatoxins are naturally occurring fungal by-products that contaminate crops – especially cereals and oilseeds – and the contamination may occur in the field and storage. At low levels of dietary exposure, aflatoxins are associated with immune suppression (Mohsenzadeh et al., 2016), low birth weight (Passarelli et al. 2020), stunted growth in children (Rasheed et al....

    17 May 2022 | Kizito Nishimwe, Vivian Hoffmann, Timothy Herrman

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    Ask a local: Improving the public pricing of land titles in urban Tanzania

    Information on willingness-to-pay is key for public pricing and allocation of services but not easily collected. Studying land titles in Dar-es-Salaam, we ask whether local leaders know and will reveal plot owners' willingness-to-pay. We randomly assign leaders to predict under different settings then elicit owners' actual willingness-to-pay. Demand is substantial, but...

    4 May 2022 | Martina Manara, Tanner Regan

  • Publication - Project Report

    An agenda for spatial economic research in Rwanda

    This paper aims to illustrate the potential that spatial economics has to reveal policy-relevant insights in Rwanda. For six thematic policy areas, we make the case for the policy relevance of spatial economic analysis, present existing data and analysis on Rwanda, highlight interesting examples of international research, and suggest ideas for further research that may have...

    5 Apr 2022 | Jonathan Bower, Patrick McSharry, Alexis Sebarenzi Gatoni, Ande Shen

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Gender-based violence, empowerment, and public health: Towards a model of complex interventions in Bihar

    Gender-based violence still affects women’s daily lives and their opportunities for work and social mobility in India. This study aims to understand the complex dynamics of gender-based violence (GBV) in Bihar. This is a mixed-methods pilot study examining the structural determinants of gender-based violence and empowerment. Through data from multiple sources, the...

    31 Mar 2022 | Keerty Nakray

  • Publication - Growth Brief

    Risk and resilience: Agricultural adaptation to climate change in developing countries

    Successful adaptation to climate change will require more accurate weather forecasts that can inform investment and production decisions, alongside financial products that can help farmers manage shocks. Key messages: Climate change will make agriculture less productive Adapting to higher weather variability will be more challenging than adapting to increases in...

    29 Mar 2022 | Kelsey Jack, Nick Wilkinson

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Trading up: Harnessing the AfCFTA for growth in Uganda

    The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) presents a promising offer of continent-wide market access for Uganda. However, these gains are not guaranteed, and the benefits of the AfCFTA also come with increased competition for Uganda’s exports. Using a sample of large geographically dispersed African countries, our modelling estimates a net reduction in...

    24 Mar 2022 | Lawrence Edwards , Harriet Conron

  • Publication - Project Report

    Cross verification of revenue using remote sensing data

    24 Mar 2022 | Muhammad Fareed Zaffar, Murtaza Taj

  • Publication - Project Report

    Improving electricity services in Yemen (Arabic)

    24 Feb 2022 | Akram Almohamadi, Neil McCulloch, Joevas Asare, Moussa Saab

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Preparing for urban floods in Mozambique: Can risk communication help?

    Information dissemination can be a powerful tool to guide, educate, and capacitate citizens in preparation for natural disasters. This study conducted in Mozambique seeks to provide actionable insights about the role of risk communication in urban flood risk management. Through video interventions and in-person surveys with residents in Quelimane in the months...

    23 Feb 2022 | Stefan Leeffers

  • Publication - Project Report

    Preparing for urban floods in Mozambique: A field experiment on risk communication

    Accurate forecasts and risk information do not always bring about the desired preparedness actions from communities at risk of natural disasters. This paper provides evidence on the effectiveness of two video interventions aimed at increasing flood risk awareness and preparedness of households in a Mozambican coastal city.

    18 Feb 2022 | Stefan Leeffers