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Eyes in the sky, boots on the ground : assessing satellite- and ground-based approaches to crop yield measurement and analysis in Uganda (English)

Crop yields in smallholder systems are traditionally assessed using farmer-reported information in surveys, occasionally by crop cuts for a sub-section of a farmer's plot, and rarely using full-plot harvests. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8374 MAR 26, 2018

Lobell,David B.; Azzari,George; Marshall,Burke; Gourlay,Sydney; Jin,Zhenong; Kilic,Talip; Murray,Siobhan Disclosed

Cheaper, faster, and more than good enough : is GPS the new gold standard in land area measurement ? (English)

In rural societies of low- and middle-income countries, land is a major measure of wealth, a critical input in agricultural production, and a key variable for assessing agricultural performance and productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7759 JUL 21, 2016

Carletto,Calogero; Gourlay,Sydney; Murray,Siobhan; Zezza,Alberto Disclosed

Second-stage sampling for conflict areas : methods and implications (English)

The collection of survey data from war zones or other unstable security situations is vulnerable to error because conflict often limits the implementation options. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7617 MAR 29, 2016

Himelein,Kristen; Eckman,Stephanie; Murray,Siobhan; Bauer,Johannes Disclosed

Second‐stage sampling for conflict areas : methods and implications (English)

The collection of survey data from war zones or other unstable security situations is vulnerable to error because conflict often limits the implementation options. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125657 MAR 01, 2016

Himelein,Kristen; Eckman,Stephanie; Murray,Siobhan; Bauer,Johannes Disclosed

Developing an adaptive global exposure model to support the generation of country : disaster risk profiles (English)

Corresponding to increased realization of the impacts of natural hazards in recent years and the need for quantification of disaster risk, there has been increasing demand from the public sector for openly available disaster risk profiles. ... See More +

Journal Article 100197 SEP 08, 2015

Gunasekera,Rashmin; Ishizawa Escudero,Oscar Anil; Aubrecht,Christoph; Blankespoor,Brian; Murray,Siobhan; Pomonis,Antonios; Daniell,James Edward Disclosed

Are women less productive farmers ? how markets and risk affect fertilizer use, productivity, and measured gender effects in Uganda (English)

African governments and international development groups see boosting productivity on smallholder farms as key to reducing rural poverty and safeguarding the food security of farming and non-farming households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7241 APR 20, 2015

Larson,Donald F.; Savastano,Sara; Murray,Siobhan; Palacios-Lopez,Amparo Disclosed

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 Disclosed

The use of random geographic cluster sampling to survey pastoralists (English)

Livestock are an important component of rural livelihoods in developing countries, but data about this source of income and wealth are difficult to collect because of the nomadic and semi-nomadic nature of many pastoralist populations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6589 SEP 01, 2013

Himelein, Kristen; Eckman, Stephanie; Murray, Siobhan Disclosed

Economics of adaptation to climate change : ecosystem services (English)

The present study of the economics of adaptation to climate change follows the sector approach, with separate estimates of adaptation measures for infrastructure, water, agriculture, industrial forestry, fisheries, coastal zones, human health, and ecosystems. ... See More +

Other Environmental Study 56665 AUG 01, 2010

Lange, Glenn-Marie; Dasgupta, Susmita; Thomas, Timothy; Murray, Siobhan; Blankespoor, Brian; Sander, Klas; Essam, Timothy Disclosed

The economics of renewable energy expansion in rural Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Accelerating development in Sub-Saharan Africa will require massive expansion of access to electricity -- currently reaching only about one-third of households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5193 JAN 01, 2010

Deichmann, Uwe; Meisner, Craig; Murray, Siobhan; Wheeler, David Disclosed

Sea-level rise and storm surges : a comparative analysis of impacts in developing countries (English)

An increase in sea surface temperature is evident at all latitudes and in all oceans. The current understanding is that ocean warming plays a major role in intensified cyclone activity and heightened storm surges. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4901 APR 01, 2009

Dasgupta, Susmita; Laplante, Benoit; Murray, Siobhan; Wheeler, David Disclosed

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Eyes in the sky, boots on the ground : assessing satellite- and ground-based approaches to crop yield measurement and analysis in Uganda (English)
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MAR 26, 2018 WPS8374 Policy Research Working Paper
Cheaper, faster, and more than good enough : is GPS the new gold standard in land area measurement ? (English)
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JUL 21, 2016 WPS7759 Policy Research Working Paper
Second-stage sampling for conflict areas : methods and implications (English)
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MAR 29, 2016 WPS7617 Policy Research Working Paper
Second‐stage sampling for conflict areas : methods and implications (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 125657 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Developing an adaptive global exposure model to support the generation of country : disaster risk profiles (English)
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SEP 08, 2015 100197 Journal Article
Are women less productive farmers ? how markets and risk affect fertilizer use, productivity, and measured gender effects in Uganda (English)
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APR 20, 2015 WPS7241 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
The use of random geographic cluster sampling to survey pastoralists (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6589 Policy Research Working Paper
Economics of adaptation to climate change : ecosystem services (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 56665 Other Environmental Study
The economics of renewable energy expansion in rural Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 WPS5193 Policy Research Working Paper
Sea-level rise and storm surges : a comparative analysis of impacts in developing countries (English)
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APR 01, 2009 WPS4901 Policy Research Working Paper