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Abstract A large body of literature in development economics has investigated the impact of improved agricultural technologies on productivity and the welfare of smallholder farmers. This paper…

8 February 2023 | EfD Discussion Paper | Ethiopia

We are living in a crisis era, with competing land use for finite land and ill-informed myopic urban land-use policies that remain stagnant, in a world with a rapidly changing urban environment, such…

9 December 2022 | EfD Discussion Paper | Tanzania

Abstract We estimate the key private benefits of a program to improve ambient air quality during winter in central Chile by replacing inefficient wood-fired home heating stoves with more efficient…

24 October 2022 | EfD Discussion Paper | Chile

Abstract The UNESCO World Heritage Site Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) in Tanzania is a well-known example of the challenges of managing a conservation area for multiple goals including meeting…

24 October 2022 | EfD Discussion Paper | Tanzania

Abstract Protected areas restrict access to land and other natural resources, which can impose welfare losses on local communities. Governments and NGOs often invest in livelihood alternatives…

18 October 2022 | EfD Discussion Paper | Tanzania

Abstract The paper provides a comprehensive investigation of the effects of environmental regulations on Chinese firms’ extensive margins. Using registration information of all firms in 35 industries…

12 October 2022 | EfD Discussion Paper | China

Abstract Two important risks faced by many smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa are erratic weather patterns and insecure land tenure. It is likely these risks will increasingly interact as…

1 September 2022 | EfD Discussion Paper | Tanzania

Abstract This study investigates gender-differentiated determinants of rice farm households’ adaptive measures to salinity intrusion in three rice-producing provinces in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. The…

1 July 2022 | EfD Discussion Paper | Vietnam

Abstract Environmentally friendly alternatives are touted as a key component of a transition towards lowering the impact of human activity on the environment. The environmental costs of these…

23 June 2022 | EfD Discussion Paper | Central America

Abstract The government of Ethiopia has extensively adopted participatory forest management (PFM) programs. However, there is very little empirical evidence on whether PFM practices in Ethiopia…

23 June 2022 | EfD Discussion Paper | Ethiopia