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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

Indonesia - Sustainable Management of Agricultural Research and Technology Dissemination (SMARTD) Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of Sustainable Management of Agricultural Research and Technology Dissemination (SMARTD) Project for Indonesia is to improve the institutional capacity and performance of the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) to develop and disseminate relevant and demand-driven innovative technologies, meeting the needs of producers and of the agri-food system. ... See More +

Project Paper RES18411 JUN 03, 2016

Ekanayake,Indira Janaki Disclosed

The art of knowledge exchange : a results-focused planning guide for development practitioners in the water sector (English)

This edition, based on the original Art of Knowledge of Knowledge Exchange: A Results-Focused Planning Guide for Development Practitioners, is customized for practitioners in the water sector to facilitate designing, implementing, and measuring results from their knowledge exchange initiatives. ... See More +

Working Paper 107500 JUN 01, 2016

Kumar,Shobha; Coombes,Yolande; Vovides,Yianna Disclosed

Will digital technologies transform agriculture in developing countries ? (English)

Mobile phones and the internet have significantly affected practically all sectors of the economy, and agriculture is no exception. Building on a recent World Bank flagship report, this paper introduces a concise framework for describing the main benefits from new information and communications technologies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7669 MAY 11, 2016

Deichmann,Uwe; Goyal,Aparajita; Mishra,Deepak K. Disclosed

Drought and retribution : evidence from a large-scale rainfall-indexed insurance program in Mexico (English)

Although weather shocks are a major source of income fluctuation, most of the world's poor lack insurance coverage against them. Absence of formal insurance contributes to poverty traps, as investment decisions are conflicted with risk management ones: risk-averse farmers tend to underinvest and produce lower yielding yet safer crops. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7565 FEB 16, 2016

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Wolff,Hendrik Disclosed

Mongolia - Livestock and Agricultural Marketing Project (LAMP) : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102302 DEC 15, 2015

Disclosed

Africa's Pulse (English)

This issue is an analysis of issues shaping Africa's economic future. Growth remains stable in Sub-Saharan Africa. Some countries are seeing a slowdown, but the region's economic prospects remain broadly favorable. ... See More +

Working Paper 91207 OCT 01, 2014

Disclosed

Evaluation of the permanence of land use change induced by payments for environmental services in Quindío, Colombia (English)

The effectiveness of conservation interventions such as Payments for Environmental Services (PES) is often evaluated, if it is evaluated at all, only at the completion of the intervention. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 92769 SEP 01, 2014

Pagiola, Stefano; Honey-Rosés, Jordi; Freire-González, Jaume Disclosed

Information and communications in the Chinese countryside : a study of three provinces (English)

Improving access to information and communications technology (ICT) and related services in the countryside, or rural informatization, is a long-standing Chinese policy objective. ... See More +

Publication 87600 APR 22, 2014

Minges, Michael; Kimura, Kaoru; Beschorner, Natasha; Davies, Robert; Zhang, Guangqin Disclosed

Nicaragua - Second Agricultural Technology Project : implementation support mission - January 21 to 31, 2014 : Nicaragua - Segundo Proyecto de Tecnologia Agropecuaria : mision de apoyo a la implementacion - 21 al 31 de Enero de 2014 (Spanish)

This Aide Memoire states that a World Bank mission visited Nicaragua between 21 and 31 January 2014 to support the implementation of the Second Agricultural Technology Project on the second agricultural technology project of Nicaragua. ... See More +

Aide Memoire 89213 JAN 31, 2014

Disclosed

Evaluation of the impact of payments for environmental services on land use change in Quindío, Colombia (English)

The growing use of Payments for Environmental Services (PES) for conservation has fostered a debate on its effectiveness, but the few efforts to date to assess the impact of PES programs have been hampered by lack of data, leading to very divergent results. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 92768 SEP 01, 2013

Pagiola, Stefano; Rios, Ana R.; Freire-González, Jaume Disclosed

Mobile applications for agriculture and rural development (English)

The dynamic growth of mobile communications technology is creating opportunities for economic growth, social empowerment, and grassroots innovation in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 96226 MAY 01, 2012

Disclosed

Handshake : IFC's quarterly journal on public-private partnerships (5) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: seeds and soil: smallholder agriculture; innovation: pairing commercial buyers with rural producers; grain storage: a ready role for public-private partnerships (PPPs); agricultural clusters: powering Africa's agricultural potential; and interviews: AgDevCo, bill and Melinda gates foundation, earth policy institute. ... See More +

Newsletter 54688 APR 01, 2012

Battat,Michelle L.; Bisby, Jyoti; Buckholtz, Alison [editor]; Collion, Marie-Hélène; Dahan,Mariana; Delmon,Jeffrey John; Delmon,Victoria Hilda Rigby; Drechsel, Pay; Ekanayake,Indira Janaki; Gupta,Neeraj; Haslam, Maggie; Lampietti,Julian A.; Lurie,Jay Brandon; Mandri-Perrott,Xavier Cledan; Mckee,David M.; Mhlanga, Nomathemba; Moses, Gene; Mulenga, Barnabas; Oliveira, Tanya Scobie [editor]; Onimus,Francois; Otoo, Miriam; Perard,Edouard; Pingali,Prabhu; Rajalahti,Riikka; Ryan,John Edwin Holston; Santacoloma, Pilar; Toyoda,Makiko; Vegarra,German A. Disclosed

Technology, adaptation, and exports : How some developing countries got it right (English)

The literature on technological change and growth has mainly used econometric models to establish that factors, such as the degree of openness, skills, research and development expenditures, number of patents etc., are critical determinants of innovation and its effect on growth. ... See More +

Publication 36800 JUN 23, 2006

Chandra, Vandana [editor] Disclosed

Turkey - Development prospects (Vol. 3) : Agricultural policies and problems (English)

Agriculture continues to be a crucial sector in the economy of Turkey. It contributes about 30 percent of the national product and provides some 70 percent of total employment, supplies much of the raw material for industry, and accounts for the bulk of the country's foreign exchange earnings. ... See More +

Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report EMA30 FEB 01, 1971

Disclosed

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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
Indonesia - Sustainable Management of Agricultural Research and Technology Dissemination (SMARTD) Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 03, 2016 RES18411 Project Paper
The art of knowledge exchange : a results-focused planning guide for development practitioners in the water sector (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 107500 Working Paper
Will digital technologies transform agriculture in developing countries ? (English)
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MAY 11, 2016 WPS7669 Policy Research Working Paper
Drought and retribution : evidence from a large-scale rainfall-indexed insurance program in Mexico (English)
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FEB 16, 2016 WPS7565 Policy Research Working Paper
Mongolia - Livestock and Agricultural Marketing Project (LAMP) : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 15, 2015 102302 Procurement Plan
Africa's Pulse (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91207 Working Paper
Evaluation of the permanence of land use change induced by payments for environmental services in Quindío, Colombia (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92769 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Information and communications in the Chinese countryside : a study of three provinces (English)
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APR 22, 2014 87600 Publication
Nicaragua - Second Agricultural Technology Project : implementation support mission - January 21 to 31, 2014 : Nicaragua - Segundo Proyecto de Tecnologia Agropecuaria : mision de apoyo a la implementacion - 21 al 31 de Enero de 2014 (Spanish)
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JAN 31, 2014 89213 Aide Memoire
Evaluation of the impact of payments for environmental services on land use change in Quindío, Colombia (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 92768 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Mobile applications for agriculture and rural development (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 96226 Working Paper
Handshake : IFC's quarterly journal on public-private partnerships (5) (English)
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APR 01, 2012 54688 Newsletter
Technology, adaptation, and exports : How some developing countries got it right (English)
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JUN 23, 2006 36800 Publication
Turkey - Development prospects (Vol. 3) : Agricultural policies and problems (English)
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FEB 01, 1971 EMA30 Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report