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The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)

This paper evaluates the effect of the Rural Capacity Building Project, which aimed at promoting growth by strengthening the agricultural service systems in Ethiopia and by making them more responsive to smallholders' needs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8169 AUG 18, 2017

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Molina,Ezequiel; Vaillant,Julia Disclosed

Mission impossible? exploring the promise of multiple imputation for predicting missing GPS-based land area measures in household surveys (English)

Research has provided robust evidence for the use of GPS technology to be the scalable gold standard in land area measurement in household surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8138 JUL 06, 2017

Kilic,Talip; Yacoubou Djima,Ismael; Carletto,Calogero Disclosed

Land productivity and plot size : is measurement error driving the inverse relationship ? (English)

This paper revisits the decades-old puzzle of the inverse plot-size productivity relationship, which states that land productivity decreases as plot size increases. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8134 JUL 03, 2017

Desiere,Sam; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell Disclosed

Farm size and productivity : a "direct-inverse-direct" relationship (English)

This paper proposes a new interpretation of the farm size-productivity relationship. Using two rounds of the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey, and drawing on earlier work on five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, the paper shows that the relationship between farm size and productivity is neither monotonic nor univocal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8127 JUN 28, 2017

Savastano,Sara; Scandizzo,Pasquale L. Disclosed

Algorithms for inclusion : data driven lending for women owned SMEs (English)

All over the world, women have less access to credit than men. Because of both discriminatory property laws and unwritten social customs, women are less likely than men to own high-value assets that can be used as collateral to secure loans. ... See More +

Working Paper 116858 JUN 26, 2017

000478170:Rachel Dawn Coleman:rcolema; k.org; Disclosed

Job fairs : matching firms and workers in a field experiment in Ethiopia (English)

Do matching frictions affect youth employment in developing countries? This paper studies a randomized controlled trial of job fairs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8092 JUN 07, 2017

Abebe,Girum; Caria,Stefano; Fafchamps,Marcel; Falco,Paolo; Franklin,Simon; Quinn,Simon Redmond; Shilpi,Forhad J. Disclosed

Port rail connectivity and agricultural production : evidence from a large sample of farmers in Ethiopia (English)

Agriculture remains an important economic sector in Africa, employing a large share of the labor force and earning foreign exchange. Among others, transport connectivity has long been a crucial constraint in Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8088 JUN 06, 2017

Iimi,Atsushi; Adamtei,Haileyesus; Markland,James; Tsehaye,Eyasu Disclosed

Spatial autocorrelation panel regression : agricultural production and transport connectivity (English)

Spatial analysis in economics is becoming increasingly important as more spatial data and innovative data mining technologies are developed. Even in Africa, where data often crucially lack quality analysis, a variety of spatial data have recently been developed, such as highly disaggregated crop production maps. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8089 JUN 06, 2017

Iimi,Atsushi; You,Liangzhi; Wood-Sichra,Ulrike Disclosed

Looking Beyond the Horizon : A case study of PVH’s commitment to Ethiopia’s Hawassa industrial park (English)

Textile and Apparel production is seen as an important catalyst for developing countries’ industrialization. It has played an important role as a springboard for economic development and, due to its low fixed costs and labor-intensive manufacturing, is often a starter industry for countries seeking to industrialize. ... See More +

Working Paper 117302 JUN 01, 2017

Mihretu,Mamo Esmelealem; Llobet,Gabriela Disclosed

How do women fare in rural non-farm economy ? (English)

This paper studies the gender-based differences in access to and return from economic activities in the rural non-farm economy (RNFE) using panel datasets from Uganda and Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8080 MAY 31, 2017

Fuje,Habtamu Neda Disclosed

Crossovers : female entrepreneurs who enter male sectors -- evidence from Ethiopia (English)

Occupational sector selection is an important determinant of returns for female entrepreneurs. If sectors that are traditionally male owned could provide an opportunity to earn higher returns, then what factors could encourage women to cross over into these sectors or prevent them from doing so? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8065 MAY 16, 2017

Alibhai,Salman; Buehren,Niklas; Papineni,Sreelakshmi; Pierotti,Rachael Susan Disclosed

Collecting the dirt on soils : advancements in plot-level soil testing and implications for agricultural statistics (English)

Much of the current analysis on agricultural productivity is hampered by the lack of consistent, high quality data on soil health and how it is changing under past and current management. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8057 MAY 11, 2017

Gourlay,Sydney; Aynekulu,Ermias; Shepherd,Keith; Carletto,Calogero Disclosed

Who serves the poor ? surveying civil servants in the developing world (English)

Who are the civil servants that serve poor people in the developing world? This paper uses direct surveys of civil servants -- the professional body of administrators who manage government policy -- and their organizations from Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan and the Philippines, to highlight key aspects of their characteristics and experience of civil service life. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8051 MAY 04, 2017

Rogger,Daniel Oliver Disclosed

Textbook provision for all in Ethiopia : lessons learned from the General Education Quality Improvement Project (English)

While Ethiopia has experienced remarkable improvement in access to education, quality of education has hardly kept pace. An acute shortage of teaching/learning materials has particularly hampered learning in primary and secondary education, and the limited materials available frequently turn out to be of poor quality. ... See More +

Working Paper 116323 MAY 01, 2017

Woldetsadik,Girma; Raysarkar,Chandrani Disclosed

Creating agricultural markets : how the Ethiopia commodity exchange connects farmers and buyers through partnership and technology (English)

Commodity exchanges can provide emerging market economies with orderly, transparent, and efficient markets by acting as mechanisms that mitigate price risk, discover equilibrium prices, and connect buyers and sellers. ... See More +

Brief 115706 APR 01, 2017

Haile,Abenet Bekele; Volk,Ariane Tamara; Rehermann,Thomas Disclosed

Improving the performance of Ethiopian universities in science and technology : a policy note (English)

The Government of Ethiopia (GoE) has demonstrated commitment to expand higher education science and technology (S and T) programs to spur and support its growth and transformation agenda. ... See More +

Working Paper 119694 JAN 01, 2017

000363824:Anna Olefir:aolefir@worldbank.org; Disclosed

Vulnerability to drought and food price shocks : evidence from Ethiopia (English)

Although the measurement and determinants of poverty have been widely studied, vulnerability, or the threat of future poverty, has been more difficult to investigate due to data paucity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7920 DEC 19, 2016

Hill,Ruth; Porter,Catherine Disclosed

5th Ethiopia economic update : why so idle? - wages and employment in a crowded labor market : draft for public launch (English)

Strong economic growth continued in 2014-15, but the drought slowed down Ethiopia’s growth to 8 percent in 2015-16. Exports have had their worst performance in the last decade and the current account balance remained large. ... See More +

Working Paper 110730 DEC 02, 2016

Disclosed

New rural access index : main determinants and correlation to poverty (English)

Transport connectivity is essential to sustain inclusive growth in developing countries, where many rural populations and businesses are still considered to be unconnected to the domestic, regional, or global market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7876 NOV 02, 2016

Iimi,Atsushi; Ahmed,A.K. Farhad; Anderson,Edward Charles; Diehl,Adam Stone; Maiyo,Laban; Peralta Quiros,Tatiana; Rao,Kulwinder Singh Disclosed

Beyond electricity access : output-based aid and rural electrification in Ethiopia (English)

Over the past 15 years, Ethiopia has focused on raising electrification rates, mainly by extending the national grid system to more villages and towns. ... See More +

Working Paper 112967 NOV 01, 2016

Disclosed

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The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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AUG 18, 2017 WPS8169 Policy Research Working Paper
Mission impossible? exploring the promise of multiple imputation for predicting missing GPS-based land area measures in household surveys (English)
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JUL 06, 2017 WPS8138 Policy Research Working Paper
Land productivity and plot size : is measurement error driving the inverse relationship ? (English)
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JUL 03, 2017 WPS8134 Policy Research Working Paper
Farm size and productivity : a "direct-inverse-direct" relationship (English)
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JUN 28, 2017 WPS8127 Policy Research Working Paper
Algorithms for inclusion : data driven lending for women owned SMEs (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 116858 Working Paper
Job fairs : matching firms and workers in a field experiment in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 07, 2017 WPS8092 Policy Research Working Paper
Port rail connectivity and agricultural production : evidence from a large sample of farmers in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 06, 2017 WPS8088 Policy Research Working Paper
Spatial autocorrelation panel regression : agricultural production and transport connectivity (English)
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JUN 06, 2017 WPS8089 Policy Research Working Paper
Looking Beyond the Horizon : A case study of PVH’s commitment to Ethiopia’s Hawassa industrial park (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117302 Working Paper
How do women fare in rural non-farm economy ? (English)
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MAY 31, 2017 WPS8080 Policy Research Working Paper
Crossovers : female entrepreneurs who enter male sectors -- evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 WPS8065 Policy Research Working Paper
Collecting the dirt on soils : advancements in plot-level soil testing and implications for agricultural statistics (English)
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MAY 11, 2017 WPS8057 Policy Research Working Paper
Who serves the poor ? surveying civil servants in the developing world (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 WPS8051 Policy Research Working Paper
Textbook provision for all in Ethiopia : lessons learned from the General Education Quality Improvement Project (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 116323 Working Paper
Creating agricultural markets : how the Ethiopia commodity exchange connects farmers and buyers through partnership and technology (English)
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APR 01, 2017 115706 Brief
Improving the performance of Ethiopian universities in science and technology : a policy note (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 119694 Working Paper
Vulnerability to drought and food price shocks : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
See More +
DEC 19, 2016 WPS7920 Policy Research Working Paper
5th Ethiopia economic update : why so idle? - wages and employment in a crowded labor market : draft for public launch (English)
See More +
DEC 02, 2016 110730 Working Paper
New rural access index : main determinants and correlation to poverty (English)
See More +
NOV 02, 2016 WPS7876 Policy Research Working Paper
Beyond electricity access : output-based aid and rural electrification in Ethiopia (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 112967 Working Paper