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Adaptive Safety Nets for Rural Africa : Drought-Sensitive Targeting with Sparse Data (English)

This paper combines remote-sensed data and individual child-, mother-, and household-level data from the Demographic and Health Surveys for five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) to design a prototype drought-contingent targeting framework that may be used in scarce-data contexts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9071 DEC 02, 2019

Baez,Javier E.; Kshirsagar,Varun; Skoufias,Emmanuel Disclosed

Sources of volatility during four oil price crashes (English)

Previous sharp oil price declines have been accompanied by elevated ex post volatility. In contrast, volatility was much less elevated during the oil price crash in 2014/15. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7425 SEP 28, 2015

Baffes,John; Kshirsagar,Varun Disclosed

What drives local food prices ? evidence from the Tanzanian maize market (English)

This study quantifies the relationship between Tanzanian and external maize markets while also accounting for domestic influences. It concludes that external influences on domestic prices originate from regional, rather than global, markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7338 JUN 26, 2015

Baffes,John; Kshirsagar,Varun; Mitchell,Donald Disclosed