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Agriculture in Africa: telling facts from myths (English)

This book is the outcome of stylized facts set agendas and shape debates. In rapidly changing and data-scarce environments, they also risk being ill-informed, outdated, and misleading. ... See More +

Publication 120599 OCT 20, 2017

Christiaensen,Luc; Demery,Lionel Disclosed

Down to earth : agriculture and poverty reduction in Africa (English)

This book contributes to the debate about the role of agriculture in poverty reduction by addressing three sets of questions: Does investing in agriculture enhance/harm overall economic growth, and if so, under what conditions? ... See More +

Publication 38781 JAN 01, 2007

Christiaensen, Luc; Demery, Lionel Disclosed

The role of agriculture in poverty reduction an empirical perspective (English)

The relative contribution of a sector to poverty reduction is shown to depend on its direct and indirect growth effects as well as its participation effect. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4013 SEP 01, 2006

Christiaensen, Luc; Demery, Lionel; Kuhl, Jesper Disclosed

Macro and micro perspectives of growth and poverty in Africa (English)

This article reviews trends in poverty, economic policies, and growth in a sample of African countries during the 1990s, drawing on the better household data now available. ... See More +

Journal Article 77414 SEP 01, 2003

Christiaensen, Luc; Demery, Lionel; Paternostro, Stefano Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 17 (3) (English)

Macro and micro perspectives of growth and poverty in Africa; by Luc Christiaensen, Lionel Demery, and Stefano Paternostro. Risk sharing in labor markets; by Arne Bigsten, Paul Collier, Stefan Dercon, Marcel Fafchamps, Remco Oostendorp, Cathy Pattilo, Mans Soderbom, Francis Teal, and Albert Zeufack. ... See More +

Publication 28411 JAN 01, 2003

Winters, L. Alan [editor]; Christiaensen, Luc; Demery, Lionel; Paternostro, Stefano; Bigsten, Arne; Collier, Paul; Dercon, Stefan; Fafchamps, Marcel; Gauthier, Bernard; Gunning, Jam Willem; Oduro, Abena; Oostendorp, Remco; Pattillo, Cathy; Soderbom, Mans; Teal, Francis; Zeufack, Albert; Wilson, John S.; Mann, Catherine L.; Otsuki, Tsunehiro; Gomez-Lobo, Andres; Contreras, Dante; Birdsall, Nancy; Claessens, Stijn; Diwan, Ishac

Growth, distribution, and poverty in Africa - messages from the 1990s (English)

This book synthesizes, and elaborates on the results of a series of country studies, completed under the Poverty Dynamics in Africa Initiative, organized by the Africa Region of the Bank. ... See More +

Publication 25244 NOV 30, 2002

Christiaensen, Luc; Demery, Lionel; Paternostro, Stefano

Growth, distribution, and poverty in Africa : messages from the 1990s (English)

review recent evidence on the trends in household well-being in Africa during the 1990s. They draw on the findings of a series of studies on poverty dynamics that use the better data sets now available. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2810 MAR 31, 2002

Christiaensen, Luc; Demery, Lionel; Paternostro, Stefano

Benefit incidence : a practitioner's guide (English)

Public expenditures may include generating transfers to the population. These expenditures may be either in the form of cash or monetary transfers, such as social assistance or social insurance payments, or in kind. ... See More +

Working Paper 35117 JUL 01, 2000

Demery, Lionel Disclosed

SPA 5 : 2000-2002 - towards new aid relationships to reduce poverty (English)

African countries committed to pursuing development goals, and donors committed to supporting them through the Strategic Partnership with Africa (SPA), are both faced with growing challenges as they enter the SPA-5 period, 2000-2001. ... See More +

Working Paper 27128 JAN 01, 2000

Katz, Jeffrey; Rosenberg, Alison; Demery, Lionel; Shetty, Sudhir; Yalamanchili, Satya; Schafer, Hartwig; Eeckhout, Marion; Badr, Ziad; Weissman, Stephen J.

The World Bank research observer 14 (1) (English)

The evolution of poverty and inequality in Indian villages; by Rajshri Jayaraman and Peter Lanjouw. Appraising workfare; by Martin Ravallion. Public social spending in Africa : do the poor benefit? ... See More +

Publication 22910 FEB 28, 1999

Jayaraman, Rajshri; Lanjouw, Peter; Ravallion, Martin; Castro-Leal, Florencia; Dayton, Julia; Demery, Lionel; Mehra, Kalpana; Anglesen, Arild; Kaimowitz, David; Easter, K. William; Rosegrant, Mark W.; Dinar, Ariel; Messick, Richard E.; Guasch, J. Luis; Hahn, Robert W.

Public social spending in Africa : do the poor benefit? (English)

Education and health care are basic services essential in any effort to combat poverty and are often subsidized with public funds to help achieve that purpose. ... See More +

Journal Article 76630 FEB 01, 1999

Castro-Leal, Florencia; Dayton, Julia; Demery, Lionel; Mehra, Kalpana Disclosed

Are poverty reduction and other 21st century social goals attainable? (English)

Reducing poverty and improving social conditions in the developing world is central to the World Bank's mission. But just how difficult is this task, and how attainable are the goals that have been set? ... See More +

Publication 31090 JAN 01, 1998

Demery, Lionel; Walton, Mchael

The World Bank research observer 11 (1) (English)

Introduction. Lyn Squire Household responses to public health services : cost and quality tradeoffs. Harold Alderman and Victor Lavy The impact of health and nutrition on education. ... See More +

Publication 15407 FEB 29, 1996

Squire, Lyn; Alderman, Harold; Lavy, Victor; Behrman, Jere R.; Demery, Lionel; Corbo, Vittorio; Hernández, Leonardo; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Servén, Luis; Solimano, Andrés; Mody, Asboka; Patro, Dilip K.; Sewell, David 0.

Macroeconomic adjustment and poverty in Africa : an emerging picture (English)

The view that macroeconomic adjustment disproportionately hurts the poor in Africa has become commonplace. The popular media and the nongovernmental aid community frequently express this view in critiques of bank funded economic reform programs. ... See More +

Journal Article 76554 FEB 01, 1996

Demery, Lionel; Squire, Lyn Disclosed

The incidence of social spending in Cote d'Ivoire, 1986-95 (English)

The first chapter of this paper focuses only with the two critical human resources sectors, health and education. The following sections deal with the approach that is taken in the first chapter, this being 'benefit' incidence analysis. ... See More +

Working Paper 65701 JAN 01, 1996

Demery, Lionel; Dayton, Julia; Mehra, Kalpanna Disclosed

The incidence of social spending in ghana (English)

The study investigates the implication of economic recovery in Ghana, and how it relates to the incidence of social spending, reviewing how the poor benefit from education and health spending. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 19704 NOV 30, 1995

Demery, Lionel; Chao, Shiyan; Bernier, Rene; Mehra, Kalpana

Public health expenditure and the rural poor in Kenya (English)

The paper is part of an overall review of public expenditures for Kenya, which includes analysis of health expenditures. The health expenditure analysis has been divided into two separate reports, this paper being one of them. ... See More +

Working Paper 65700 JAN 01, 1994

Dayton, Julia; Demery, Lionel Disclosed

Household size in Cote d'Ivoire : sampling bias in the CILSS (English)

This paper reports on household size changes in the Cote d'Ivoire between 1985 and 1988 as evidenced by the Cote d'Ivoire Living Standards Survey (CILSS). ... See More +

Publication LSM97 OCT 31, 1993

Coulombe, Harold; Demery, Lionel

Correcting for sampling bias in the measurement of welfare and poverty in the Cote d'Ivoire living standards survey (English)

The sampling aspects of a household data set are important to analysts. The early years of the Cote d'Ivoire Standards Survey (CILSS) had a sampling bias, which seriously affected estimates of population statistics such as household size. ... See More +

Journal Article 12521 SEP 30, 1993

Demery, Lionel; Grootaert, Christiaan

The World Bank economic review 7(3) (English)

Correcting for sampling bias in the measurement of welfare and poverty in the Cote d'Ivoire living standards survey. Household welfare and the pricing of cocoa and coffee in Cote d'Ivoire: lessons from the living standards surveys. ... See More +

Publication 17647 SEP 30, 1993

Demery, Lionel; Grootaert, Christiaan; Benjamin, Dwayne; Deaton, Angus; Pitt, Mark M.; Rosenzweig, Mark R.; Gibbons, Donna M.; Mazumdar, Dipak; Martin, Will; Warr, Peter G.; Cuddington, John T.

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Agriculture in Africa: telling facts from myths (English)
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OCT 20, 2017 120599 Publication
Down to earth : agriculture and poverty reduction in Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 38781 Publication
The role of agriculture in poverty reduction an empirical perspective (English)
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SEP 01, 2006 WPS4013 Policy Research Working Paper
Macro and micro perspectives of growth and poverty in Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2003 77414 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 17 (3) (English)
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JAN 01, 2003 28411 Publication
Growth, distribution, and poverty in Africa - messages from the 1990s (English)
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NOV 30, 2002 25244 Publication
Growth, distribution, and poverty in Africa : messages from the 1990s (English)
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MAR 31, 2002 WPS2810 Policy Research Working Paper
Benefit incidence : a practitioner's guide (English)
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JUL 01, 2000 35117 Working Paper
SPA 5 : 2000-2002 - towards new aid relationships to reduce poverty (English)
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JAN 01, 2000 27128 Working Paper
The World Bank research observer 14 (1) (English)
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FEB 28, 1999 22910 Publication
Public social spending in Africa : do the poor benefit? (English)
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FEB 01, 1999 76630 Journal Article
Are poverty reduction and other 21st century social goals attainable? (English)
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JAN 01, 1998 31090 Publication
The World Bank research observer 11 (1) (English)
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FEB 29, 1996 15407 Publication
Macroeconomic adjustment and poverty in Africa : an emerging picture (English)
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FEB 01, 1996 76554 Journal Article
The incidence of social spending in Cote d'Ivoire, 1986-95 (English)
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JAN 01, 1996 65701 Working Paper
The incidence of social spending in ghana (English)
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NOV 30, 1995 19704 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Public health expenditure and the rural poor in Kenya (English)
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JAN 01, 1994 65700 Working Paper
Household size in Cote d'Ivoire : sampling bias in the CILSS (English)
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OCT 31, 1993 LSM97 Publication
Correcting for sampling bias in the measurement of welfare and poverty in the Cote d'Ivoire living standards survey (English)
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SEP 30, 1993 12521 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 7(3) (English)
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SEP 30, 1993 17647 Publication