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Energy has been called the “golden thread” that connects economic growth, social equity and environmental sustainability, but important knowledge gaps exist on the impacts of low- and middle-income…

6 October 2020 | Peer Reviewed | China, Chile, Sweden, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Central America, Global Hub

Researchers and officials interested in people’s attitudes toward risk when designing public policies should make sure that their questions about risk are asked in the specific context of the policy…

18 May 2020 | Research Brief | Sweden, Central America

Although field experimental methods are the workhorse of researchers interested in risk preferences, practitioners find surveys easier to implement. This paper compares results from experimental…

24 October 2019 | EfD Discussion Paper | Central America

This paper examines the effect of farmers’ liability on demand for credit with and without insurance. We test predictions of a theoretical model in a lab in the field experiment with coffee farmers in…

26 September 2019 | Peer Reviewed | Central America

To cope with losses from extreme hydro-meteorological events, governments typically implement disaster relief programs and offer debt relief to affected parties. Governments in developing countries…

17 April 2017 | EfD Discussion Paper | Central America

The Economics and Environment for Development Program (EEfD) carry out a review of policy relevant documents and countries initiatives on environment and development topics in Central America. The…

11 December 2017 | Policy Brief | Central America

Insurance is a key element for farmers’ investment decisions, but only if the government clearly communicates that it cannot provide full debt relief to all. This research examines the effect of…

20 December 2016 | Research Brief | Central America

This article examines how basic socioeconomic and political factors are associated with higher levels of cooperation to garner a local community's shared green reputation. We analyze panel data on…

16 August 2016 | Peer Reviewed | Central America

Community-based drinking water organizations (CBDWOs) are the most important providers of water in rural areas of the developing world. They are responsible for coping with future threats due to…

8 September 2015 | Peer Reviewed | Central America

The Economics and Environment for Development Research Program (EEfD) at CATIE is leading a series of studies on decision-making under risk. We address the issue of adaptation to climate change from…

7 September 2015 | Policy Brief | Central America