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Promoting the rural farm and nonfarm businesses : evidence from the Yemen rural investment climate (English)

This study examines the major constraints of rural business entry and performance in Yemen. The Yemen rural investment climate survey made it possible to analyze rural investment climate constraints for rural businesses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6128 JUL 01, 2012

Sawada, Naotaka; Zhang, Jian Disclosed

A global perspective on effectiveness of aid for trade : A global perspective on effectiveness of aid for trade (English)

Recent global initiatives on debt relief and development assistance call for increasing aid for trade to the poorest countries. The paper applies a multi-country computable general equilibrium model to measure the effectiveness of alternative aid for trade categories. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6126 JUL 01, 2012

Berrittella, Maria; Zhang, Jian Disclosed

Does it pay to be a Cadre ? estimating the returns to being a local official in rural China (English)

Recruiting and retaining leaders and public servants at the grass-roots level in developing countries creates a potential tension between providing sufficient returns to attract talent and limiting the scope for excessive rent-seeking behavior. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6082 JUN 01, 2012

Zhang, Jian; Giles, John; Rozelle, Scott Disclosed