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Primary commodities
Journal Article
Commodity Prices and Intra-Household Labor Allocation

Volatility in commodity markets poses a distinct risk to farmers in developing countries who rely on cash crop agriculture...

Households Income Labor supply
Blog
Commodities, industry, and the African Growth Miracle

The 2016 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank occur during uncertain times for the “African Growth Miracle.” After more than two decades of sustained economic expansion, growth in sub-Saharan Africa slow...

Competition Economic development Economic growth
Working Paper
Coffee price volatility and intra-household labour supply: Evidence from Viet Nam

Volatility in commodity markets poses an acute risk to farmers in developing countries who rely on cash crop agriculture...

Households Income Labor supply
Journal Article
Agricultural Commodity Price Shocks and Their Effect on Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Commodity price shocks are an important type of external shock and are often cited as a problem for economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa...

Agriculture Economic growth Macroeconomics
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (September-October 2015)

UNU-WIDER had a busy September. We celebrated our 30 th birthday with some 600 people at our three-day conference on ‘Mapping the Future of Development Economics’ here in Helsinki. It was a great occasion...

Agriculture Business enterprises Capital investments
Blog
Malawi's Farm Subsidy Benefits the Poor but Doesn't Come Cheap

Malawi’s farm input subsidy benefits the poor and can be part of a viable national development strategy. Agriculture is Malawi’s main economic sector...

Agriculture Equilibrium (Economics) Expenditures, Public
Journal Article
The Economy-wide Impacts and Risks of Malawi's Farm Input Subsidy Program

We estimate the impact of Malawi's Farm Input Subsidy Program using an economy-wide approach. This approach yields benefit-cost ratios about 60% higher than existing partial equilibrium studies, a result of our accounting for indirect benefits...

Agriculture Equilibrium (Economics) Food industry and trade
Research Brief
The impact of the 2007-08 food price crisis in Brazil

The impact of the 2007–08 food price crisis in Brazil was relatively subdued compared with what took place in many other developing countries...

Agriculture Food industry and trade Inflation (Finance)
Blog
What did we Learn at the L2C Conference about Industrial Development and Policy in Africa?

22 August 2013 Roger Williamson Given the high growth rates since 2000 and low labour costs, Africa could develop manufacturing industry, agro-processing, and services...

Education Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Human capital
Blog
Ghana’s Oil Resources Toward Economic Growth and Human Development
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Robert Darko Osei As the country’s oil production shifts into gear, Ghana’s new status as a middle-income country is bound to see a reduction in official development assistance (ODA) in the medium to long term...

Accounting Capital Economic assistance and foreign aid
Blog
Surprises Ahead?

Tony Addison With six months remaining till the end of 2011, it’s time to take a peek into the near future. What can we expect? John Kenneth Galbraith once said that economic forecasting was invented to make astrology look respectable...

Agriculture Climatic changes Debts, Public
Journal Article
Does Aid Mitigate External Shocks?

Part of Journal Special Issue Development Aid

Economic assistance and foreign aid International trade Prices
Working Paper
Does Aid Mitigate External Shocks?

This paper investigates the role of aid in mitigating the adverse effects of commodity export price shocks on growth in commodity-dependent countries...

Economic assistance and foreign aid International trade Prices
Book Chapter
Food Security in the South Pacific Island Countries with Special Reference to the Fiji Islands

From the book: Food Insecurity, Vulnerability and Human Rights Failure

Agriculture and state Food industry and trade Food security
Book Chapter
The Impact of Domestic and International Commodity Price Volatility on Agricultural Income Instability in Ghana, Vietnam and Peru

From the book: Food Security

Households Prices Primary commodities
Working Paper
Food Security in the South Pacific Island Countries with Special Reference to the Fiji Islands

This paper analyses the status of food security in selected South Pacific Island countries, namely Cook Islands, Fiji Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu at the national and household levels during the period 1991-20...

Agriculture and state Food industry and trade Food security
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