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The nexus between gender, collective action for public goods, and agriculture : evidence from Malawi (English)

Across the developing world, public goods exert significant impacts on the local rural economy in general and agricultural productivity and welfare outcomes in particular. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6806 MAR 01, 2014

McCarthy, Nancy; Kilic, Talip

Decomposition of gender differentials in agricultural productivity in Ethiopia (English)

This paper employs decomposition methods to analyze differences in agricultural productivity between male and female land managers in Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6764 JAN 01, 2014

Aguilar, Arturo; Carranza, Eliana; Goldstein, Markus; Kilic, Talip; Oseni, Gbemisola

Decentralized beneficiary targeting in large-scale development programs : insights from the Malawi farm input subsidy program (English)

This paper contributes to the long-standing debate on the merits of decentralized beneficiary targeting in the administration of development programs, focusing on the large-scale Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Program. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6713 NOV 01, 2013

Kilic, Talip; Whitney, Edward; Winters, Paul

Up in smoke ? agricultural commercialization, rising food prices and stunting in Malawi (English)

Diversification into high-value cash crops among smallholders has been propagated as a strategy to improve welfare in rural areas. However, the extent to which cash crop production spurs projected gains remains an under-researched question, especially in the context of market imperfections leading to non-separable production and consumption decisions, and price shocks to staple crops that might be displaced on the farm by cash crops. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6650 OCT 01, 2013

Wood, Benjamin; Nelson, Carl; Kilic, Talip; Murray, Siobhan

Caught in a productivity trap : a distributional perspective on gender differences in Malawian agriculture (English)

The vast majority of households in Malawi are involved in agriculture, and improving agricultural productivity, particularly for women, who tend to attain lower yields than men, could lead to significant poverty reduction and improvements in gender equality. ... See More +

Brief 86182 SEP 01, 2013

Kilic, Talip; Palacios-Lopez, Amparo; Goldstein, Markus

Missing(ness) in action : selectivity bias in GPS-based land area measurements (English)

Land area is a fundamental component of agricultural statistics, and of analyses undertaken by agricultural economists. While household surveys in developing countries have traditionally relied on farmers' own, potentially error-prone, land area assessments, the availability of affordable and reliable Global Positioning System (GPS) units has made GPS-based area measurement a practical alternative. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6490 JUN 01, 2013

Zezza, Alberto; Kilic, Talip; Savastano, Sara; Carletto, Calogero

Caught in a productivity trap: a distributional perspective on gender differences in Malawian agriculture (English)

In targeting poverty gains, sub-Saharan African governments have emphasized the alleviation of gender differences in agricultural productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6381 MAR 01, 2013

Palacios-Lopez, Amparo; Kilic, Talip; Goldstein, Markus

Should African rural development strategies depend on smallholder farms ? an exploration of the inverse productivity hypothesis (English)

In Africa, most development strategies include efforts to improve the productivity of staple crops grown on smallholder farms. An underlying premise is that small farms are productive in the African context and that smallholders do not forgo economies of scale -- a premise supported by the often observed phenomenon that staple cereal yields decline as the scale of production increases. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6190 SEP 01, 2012

Otsuka, Keijiro; Kilic, Talip; Larson, Donald F.; Matsumoto, Tomoya

Non-traditional crops, traditional constraints : long-term welfare impacts of export crop adoption among guatemalan smallholders (English)

This study documents the long-term welfare effects of household non-traditional agricultural export (NTX) adoption. The analysis uses a unique panel dataset, which spans the period 1985-2005, and employs difference-in-differences estimation to investigate the long-term impact of non-traditional agricultural export adoption on changes in household consumption status and asset position in the Central Highlands of Guatemala. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5142 NOV 01, 2009

Kilic, Talip; Kirk, Angeli; Carletto, Calogero

Moving up the ladder ? the impact of migration experience on occupational mobility in Albania (English)

The contribution of return migrants to economic development in source countries can be significant. Overseas savings of returnees may lead to improvements in household welfare and provide liquidity for investments in the face of credit market failures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4908 APR 01, 2009

Kilic, Talip; Carletto, Calogero

Social transfers, labor supply and poverty reduction : the case of Albania (English)

In 1993, in response to persistent unemployment, and rising poverty and social unrest, the government of Albania introduced an anti-poverty program, namely Ndihma Ekonomike; in 1995 it was extended to all poor households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4783 NOV 01, 2008

Kilic, Talip; Wane, Waly; Dabalen, Andrew

Investing back home : return migration and business ownership in Albania (English)

In view of its increasing importance, and the dearth of information on return migration and its impacts on source households, this study uses data from the 2005 Albania Living Standards Measurement Study survey and assesses the impact of past migration experience of Albanian households on non-farm business ownership through instrumental variables regression techniques. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4366 SEP 01, 2007

Davis, Benjamin; Zezza, Alberto; Kilic, Talip; Carletto, Calogero

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The nexus between gender, collective action for public goods, and agriculture : evidence from Malawi (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6806 Policy Research Working Paper
Decomposition of gender differentials in agricultural productivity in Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6764 Policy Research Working Paper
Decentralized beneficiary targeting in large-scale development programs : insights from the Malawi farm input subsidy program (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6713 Policy Research Working Paper
Up in smoke ? agricultural commercialization, rising food prices and stunting in Malawi (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6650 Policy Research Working Paper
Caught in a productivity trap : a distributional perspective on gender differences in Malawian agriculture (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 86182 Brief
Missing(ness) in action : selectivity bias in GPS-based land area measurements (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6490 Policy Research Working Paper
Caught in a productivity trap: a distributional perspective on gender differences in Malawian agriculture (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 WPS6381 Policy Research Working Paper
Should African rural development strategies depend on smallholder farms ? an exploration of the inverse productivity hypothesis (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 WPS6190 Policy Research Working Paper
Non-traditional crops, traditional constraints : long-term welfare impacts of export crop adoption among guatemalan smallholders (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 WPS5142 Policy Research Working Paper
Moving up the ladder ? the impact of migration experience on occupational mobility in Albania (English)
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APR 01, 2009 WPS4908 Policy Research Working Paper
Social transfers, labor supply and poverty reduction : the case of Albania (English)
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NOV 01, 2008 WPS4783 Policy Research Working Paper
Investing back home : return migration and business ownership in Albania (English)
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SEP 01, 2007 WPS4366 Policy Research Working Paper