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The World Bank research observer 24 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: Aggregate economic shocks, child schooling, and child health by Francisco H. G. Ferreira and Norbert Schady; the regulation of entry: asurvey by Simeon Djankov; how relevant is targeting to the success of an antipoverty program? ... See More +

Publication 62986 AUG 01, 2009

Jimenez, Emmanuel; Feder, Gershon; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Schady, Norbert; Djankov, Simeon; Ravallion, Martin; Deininger, Klaus; Abadzi, Helen

Land registration, governance, and development : evidence and implications for policy (English)

The developmental impact of institutions to establish and maintain secure property rights to land has been a subject of much debate. The authors review the literature on the impact of land administration interventions in specific contexts, highlighting the dependence of outcomes on the governance environment, the effectiveness of the state apparatus, and the distribution of socio-economic power. ... See More +

Journal Article 76796 JUN 11, 2009

Deininger, Klaus; Feder, Gershon

The World Bank research observer 23 (2) (English)

Symposium on foreign direct investment (FDI); collecting the pieces of the FDI knowledge spillovers puzzle; by Roger Smeets; can survey evidence shed light on spillovers from FDI? ... See More +

Publication 54866 AUG 01, 2008

Jimenez, Emmanuel; Feder, Gershon; Collins, Susan; Deaton, Angus; Eichengreen, Barry; Ndulu, Benno; Pack, Howard; Serven, Luis; Shetty, Sudhir; Walton, Michael

The role of opinion leaders in the diffusion of new knowledge : the case of integrated pest management (English)

The paper reviews the literature on the characteristics and impact of opinion leaders on the diffusion of new knowledge, concluding that there is no clear evidence on whether opinion leaders are more effective if they are similar in socioeconomic attributes to the other farmers rather than superior to would be followers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3916 MAY 01, 2006

Feder, Gershon; Savastano, Sara

The rise and fall of training and visit extension : an Asian mini-drama with an African epilogue (English)

The paper reviews the origins and evolution of the Training and Visit (T&V) extension system, which was promoted by the World Bank in 1975-98 in over 50 developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3928 MAY 01, 2006

Anderson, Jock R.; Feder, Gershon; Ganguly, Sushma

Agricultural extension : good intentions and hard realities (English)

This article provides a framework outlining farmers demand for information, the public goods character of extensions services, and the organizational and the political attributes affecting the performance of extension systems. ... See More +

Journal Article 76475 DEC 01, 2004

Anderson, R. Jock; Feder, Gershon

The World Bank research observer 19 (1) (English)

"Community-based and -driven development : a critical review" by Ghazala Mansuri and Vijayendra Rao. "Agricultural extension : good intentions and hard realities" by Jock R. ... See More +

Publication 29662 MAR 01, 2004

Mansuri, Ghazala; Devlin, Julia; Devarajan, Shantayanan [editor]; Rao, Vijayendra; Anderson, Jock R.; Feder, Gershon; Coady, David; Grosh, Margaret; Hoddinott, John; Kikeri, Sunita; Nellis, John; Titman, Sheridan

Sending farmers back to school - the impact of farmer field schools in Indonesia (English)

The authors evaluate the impact of farmer field schools, an intensive participatory training program emphasizing integrated pest management. Their evaluation focuses on whether participation in the program has improved yields and reduced pesticide use among graduates and their neighbors who may have gained knowledge from graduates through informal communications. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3022 APR 30, 2003

Feder, Gershon; Murgai, Rinku; Quizon, Jaime B.

Rural extension services (English)

The authors analyze the considerations that lead policymakers to undertake extension investments as a key public responsibility, as well as the complex set of factors and intra-agency incentives that explain why different extension systems' performance vary. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2976 FEB 28, 2003

Anderson, Jock R.; Feder, Gershon

Transition 13 (2) (English)

EU accession challenges CEE agriculture. Land policies and evolving farm structures in transition countries; by Zvi Lerman, Csaba Csaki, and Gershon Feder. ... See More +

Newsletter 24240 APR 30, 2002

Hirschler, Richard [editor]; Lerman, Zvi; Csaki, Csaba; Feder, Gershon; Hewko, John; Solymossy, Emeric; Krakovsky, Alexander; Randma, Tiina; Davey, Kenneth; Schultze, Claus; Koivu,Tuuli; Berglof, Erik; Bolton, Patrick; Hansen, Morten; Pancs, Romans; Boeri, Tito; Oliveira Martins, Joaquim; Nuti, D. Mario; Brandt, Loren; Hongbin Lin; Roberts, Joanne; Bennet, John; Estrin, Saul; Maw, James; Gupta, Nandini; Catwright, Kimberley; Prohnitchi,Valeriu

The World Bank research observer 17 (1) (English)

Weathering the storm : the impact of the East Asian crisis on farm households in Indonesia and Thailand; by Fabrizio Bresciani, Gershon Feder, Daniel O. ... See More +

Publication 24774 MAR 31, 2002

Devarajan, Shantayanan [editor]; Bresciani, Fabrizio; Feder, Gershon; Gilligan, Daniel O.; Jacoby, Hanan G.; Onchan, Tongroj; Quizon, Jaime; Fallon, Peter R.; Lucas, Robert E.B.; Filmer, Deon; Hammer, Jeffrey S.; Pritchett, Lant H.; Jack, William; Henderson, Vernon; Hertel, Thomas; Hoekman, Bernard M.; Martin, Will

Land policies and evolving farm structures in transition countries (English)

The authors review the role of land policies in the evolving farm structure of transition countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2794 FEB 28, 2002

Lerman, Zvi; Csaki, Csaba; Feder, Gershon

Weathering the storm: the impact of the east asian crisis on farm households in Iindonesia and Thailand : Weathering the storm: the impact of the east asian crisis on farm households in Iindonesia and Thailand (English)

This article assesses the impact of the East Asian financial crisis on farm households in two of the region's most affected countries, Indonesia and Thailand, using detailed household-level survey data collected before and after the crisis began. ... See More +

Working Paper 28212 FEB 01, 2002

Gilligan, Daniel O; Onchan, Tongroj; Bresciani, Fabrizio; Feder, Gershon; Jacoby, Hanan; Quizon, Jaime

Weathering the storm : the impact of the East Asian crisis on farm households in Indonesia and Thailand (English)

This article assesses the impact of the East Asian financial crisis on farm households in two of the region's most affected countries, Indonesia and Thailand, using detailed household level survey data collected before and after the crisis began. ... See More +

Journal Article 76667 JAN 01, 2002

Bresciani, Fabrizio; Gilligan, Daniel O.; Quizon, Jaime; Feder, Gershon; Jacoby, Hanan G.; Onchan, Tongroj

Rural non-farm activities and rural development : from experience towards strategy (English)

This paper presents an overview of the rural non-farm economy in developing countries at the start of the 21st century and maps out the available policy options. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 22818 AUG 31, 2001

Lanjouw, Peter; Feder, Gershon

Fiscal sustainability of agricultural extension: the case of the farmer field school approach : Fiscal sustainability of agricultural extension: the case of the farmer field school approach (English)

Agricultural extension programs or pilots based on the Farmer Field School (FFS) approach are being implemented in many developing countries in Asia and Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 28213 MAR 01, 2001

Feder, Gershon; Murgai, Rinku; Quizon, Jaime

Land policy in developing countries (English)

In rural areas, land is an essential productive asset and a means to sustain a livelihood. Access to land is important for household welfare, aggregate economic growth, and sustainable reduction of poverty. ... See More +

Newsletter 20876 JUL 31, 1999

Deininger, Klaus; Feder, Gershon

Agricultural extension - generic challenges and the ingredients for solutions (English)

Is agricultural extension in developing countries up to the task of providing the information, ideas, and organization needed to meet food needs? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2129 MAY 31, 1999

Feder, Gershon; Willett, Anthony; Zijp, Willem

Land institutions and land markets (English)

In agrarian societies land serves as the main means not only for generating a livelihood but often also for accumulating wealth and transferring it between generations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2014 NOV 30, 1998

Deininger, Klaus; Feder, Gershon

Regulatory policies and reform : the case of land markets (English)

Land markets in developing and industrializing countries are subject to regulatory constraints that significantly affect the operation of the market and equilibrium prices and sales, contribute to reduced efficiency, and have negative equity implications. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 15367 JAN 31, 1996

Brandao, Antonio Salazar P.; Feder, Gershon

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The World Bank research observer 24 (2) (English)
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AUG 01, 2009 62986 Publication
Land registration, governance, and development : evidence and implications for policy (English)
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JUN 11, 2009 76796 Journal Article
The World Bank research observer 23 (2) (English)
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AUG 01, 2008 54866 Publication
The role of opinion leaders in the diffusion of new knowledge : the case of integrated pest management (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 WPS3916 Policy Research Working Paper
The rise and fall of training and visit extension : an Asian mini-drama with an African epilogue (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 WPS3928 Policy Research Working Paper
Agricultural extension : good intentions and hard realities (English)
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DEC 01, 2004 76475 Journal Article
The World Bank research observer 19 (1) (English)
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MAR 01, 2004 29662 Publication
Sending farmers back to school - the impact of farmer field schools in Indonesia (English)
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APR 30, 2003 WPS3022 Policy Research Working Paper
Rural extension services (English)
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FEB 28, 2003 WPS2976 Policy Research Working Paper
Transition 13 (2) (English)
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APR 30, 2002 24240 Newsletter
The World Bank research observer 17 (1) (English)
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MAR 31, 2002 24774 Publication
Land policies and evolving farm structures in transition countries (English)
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FEB 28, 2002 WPS2794 Policy Research Working Paper
Weathering the storm: the impact of the east asian crisis on farm households in Iindonesia and Thailand : Weathering the storm: the impact of the east asian crisis on farm households in Iindonesia and Thailand (English)
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FEB 01, 2002 28212 Working Paper
Weathering the storm : the impact of the East Asian crisis on farm households in Indonesia and Thailand (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 76667 Journal Article
Rural non-farm activities and rural development : from experience towards strategy (English)
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AUG 31, 2001 22818 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Fiscal sustainability of agricultural extension: the case of the farmer field school approach : Fiscal sustainability of agricultural extension: the case of the farmer field school approach (English)
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MAR 01, 2001 28213 Working Paper
Land policy in developing countries (English)
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JUL 31, 1999 20876 Newsletter
Agricultural extension - generic challenges and the ingredients for solutions (English)
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MAY 31, 1999 WPS2129 Policy Research Working Paper
Land institutions and land markets (English)
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NOV 30, 1998 WPS2014 Policy Research Working Paper
Regulatory policies and reform : the case of land markets (English)
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JAN 31, 1996 15367 Working Paper (Numbered Series)