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Too small to be beautiful? : the farm size and productivity relationship in Bangladesh (English)

This paper examines the agricultural productivity–farm size relationship in the context of Bangladesh. Features of Bangladesh's agriculture help overcome several limitations in testing the inverse farm size–productivity relationship in other developing country settings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8387 MAR 28, 2018

Gautam,Madhur; Ahmed,Mansur Disclosed

Gaining momentum in Peruvian agriculture : opportunities to increase productivity and enhance competitiveness (English)

This report synthesizes current knowledge about the ongoing transformation of Peru's agriculture and food system, assesses the recent performance of the agricultural sector with an emphasis on productivity and competitiveness, and highlights opportunities for enhancing the future contribution of the agricultural sector toward meeting the country's development challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 123395 DEC 01, 2017

Morris,Michael; Diaz Rios,Luz Berania; Sebastian,Ashwini Rekha; Vega,Griselle Felicita; Miranda Montero,Juan Jose; Valdés,Alberto; Frewer,Felix; Escudero,Dennis Disclosed

Gaining momentum in Peruvian agriculture : opportunities to increase productivity and enhance competitiveness (Spanish)

This report synthesizes current knowledge about the ongoing transformation of Peru's agriculture and food system, assesses the recent performance of the agricultural sector with an emphasis on productivity and competitiveness, and highlights opportunities for enhancing the future contribution of the agricultural sector toward meeting the country's development challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 123395 DEC 01, 2017

Morris,Michael; Diaz Rios,Luz Berania; Sebastian,Ashwini Rekha; Vega,Griselle Felicita; Miranda Montero,Juan Jose; Valdes,Alberto; Frewer,Felix; Escudero,Dennis Disclosed

Gaining momentum in Peruvian agriculture : opportunities to increase productivity and enhance competitiveness (English)

What is the future for agriculture in Peru? Once the principal source of employment and income for much of the population, Peru’s agricultural sector has declined in importance as the national economy has grown and urbanized. ... See More +

Working Paper 116859 JUN 26, 2017

000013367:Michael Morris:mmorris3@worldbank.org; Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments (October 2016) (English)

This Philippines monthly economic developments news letter for the Month of October 2016 has the following highlights : In September, the prospect of a rate hike by the US Federal Reserve initiated net portfolio outflows from the stock market; By the end of September, the Philippine peso reached its weakest level since 2009 against the US dollar; Manufacturing activities further picked up in August, pushing the sector close to its production frontier; In September, the 12-month Consumer Price Index rose to 2.3 percent, driven partly by higher food inflation; On September 26th, the government submitted the first of six planned tax reform packages to the House of Representatives; Credit growth was sustained in August, with lending growing both for businesses and households; and On October 5th, on its second reading, the House of Representatives approved the proposed Php3.35 trillion budget for 2017. ... See More +

Newsletter 109240 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

How to assess agricultural water productivity ? looking for water in the agricultural productivity and efficiency literature (English)

Given population and income growth, it is widely expected that the agricultural sector will have to expand the use of water for irrigation to meet rising food demand; at the same time, the competition for water resources is growing in many regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6982 JUL 01, 2014

Scheierling, Susanne M.; Treguer, David O.; Booker, James F.; Decker, Elisabeth Disclosed

Wage growth, landholding, and mechanization in agriculture : evidence from Indonesia (English)

This paper uses farm panel data from Indonesia to examine dynamic patterns of land use, capital investments, and wages in agriculture. The empirical analysis shows that an increase in real wages has induced the substitution of labor by machines among relatively large farmers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6789 FEB 01, 2014

Yamauchi, Futoshi Disclosed

Estimating the long-term impacts of rural roads : a dynamic panel approach (English)

Infrastructure investments are typically long-term. As a result, observed benefits to households and communities may vary considerably over time as short-term outcomes generate or are subsumed by longer-term impacts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5867 OCT 01, 2011

Khandker, Shahidur R.; Koolwal, Gayatri B. Disclosed

Entrepreneurship capital and technical efficiency : the role of new business / firms as a conduit of knowledge spillovers (English)

Increasingly, entrepreneurship is being discussed and considered as a source of high economic growth and competitiveness. A conceptual process of creative construction that characterizes the dynamics between entrants and incumbents can prove quite useful to analyze the impact of countries' entrepreneurship capital on economic performance and can be a guide for economic policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5739 JUL 01, 2011

Laborda, Leopoldo; Guasch, Jose Luis; Sotelsek, Daniel Disclosed

Firms' productive performance and the investment climate in developing economies : an application to MENA manufacturing (English)

Drawing on the World Bank Investment Climate Assessment surveys, this paper investigates the relationship between firm-level technical efficiency and the investment climate for 22 developing economies and eight manufacturing industries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4869 MAR 01, 2009

Kinda, Tidiane; Plane, Patrick; Veganzones-Varoudakis, Marie-Ange Disclosed

From financieristic to real macroeconomics: seeking development convergence in emerging economies (English)

Macroeconomic 'fundamentals' are a most relevant variable for economic development. However, there is wide misunderstanding about which are the 'sound macroeconomic fundamentals,' contributing to sustained economic growth. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57743 JAN 01, 2008

Ffrench?Davis, Ricardo Disclosed

Education system performance among Indian states : a public expenditure efficiency analysis using linear programming methods (English)

Education and health care, and within these, elementary education and public health, are considered as merit goods which provide both private and social benefits. ... See More +

Working Paper 42117 JAN 01, 2007

Sankar, Deepa Disclosed

Efficiency of public spending in developing countries : an efficiency frontier approach (English)

Government spending in developing countries typically account for between 15 and 30 percent of GDP. Hence, small changes in the efficiency of public spending could have a major impact on GDP and on the attainment of the government's objectives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3645 JUN 01, 2005

Herrera, Santiago; Pang, Gaobo Disclosed

Measuring and explaining the impact of productive efficiency on economic development (English)

A limitation of most empirical cross-country studies that focus on determinants of gross domestic product (GDP) is that they fail to distinguish explicitly between inputs used in production and conditions that facilitate production. ... See More +

Journal Article 77484 JAN 01, 2005

Jayasuriya, Ruwan; Wodon, Quentin Disclosed

A primer on efficiency measurement for utilities and transport regulators (English)

This book is intended to help regulators learn about the tools needed to measure efficiency. It is based on lecture notes from courses the World Bank Institute offers in English, French and Spanish throughout the developing world and has benefited from feedback received during those courses. ... See More +

Publication 26062 FEB 28, 2003

Coelli, Tim; Estache, Antonio; Perelman, Sergio; Trujillo, Lourdes Spanish

The case for international coordination of electricity regulation : evidence from the measurement of efficiency in South America (English)

A decade long experience shows that monitoring the performance of public and private monopolies in South America is proving to be the hard part of the reform process. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2907 OCT 31, 2002

Estache, Antonio; Rossi, Martin A.; Ruzzier, Christian A.

Sector organization, governance, and the inefficiency of African water utilities (English)

The authors analyze the determinants of the efficiency levels reached by twenty one African water utilities. They assess efficiency through the estimation of a production frontier for the sector in Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2890 SEP 30, 2002

Estache, Antonio; Kouassi, Eugene

Do farmers choose to be inefficient? evidence from Bicol, Philippines (English)

Farming households that differ in their ability, or willingness to take on risks are likely to make different decisions when allocating resources, and effort among income-producing activities, with consequences for productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2787 FEB 28, 2002

Larson, Donald F.; Plessmann, Frank

How different is the efficiency of public and private water companies in asia? (English)

Several studies have compared the efficiency of publicly and privately owned water utilities and reached conflicting conclusions on the impact of ownership on efficiency. ... See More +

Journal Article 77380 JAN 01, 2002

Estache, Antonio; Rossi, Martin A Disclosed

Technical efficiency gains from port reform : the potential for yardstick competition in Mexico (English)

The authors show how relatively standard methodologies can help to measure the efficiency gains from reforming the organization of port infrastructure, how those measures can be used to promote competition between ports, and how competition can be built into an incentive-driven regulatory regime. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2637 JUL 31, 2001

Estache, Antonio; Gonzalez, Marianela; Trujillo, Lourdes

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Too small to be beautiful? : the farm size and productivity relationship in Bangladesh (English)
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MAR 28, 2018 WPS8387 Policy Research Working Paper
Gaining momentum in Peruvian agriculture : opportunities to increase productivity and enhance competitiveness (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 123395 Working Paper
Gaining momentum in Peruvian agriculture : opportunities to increase productivity and enhance competitiveness (Spanish)
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DEC 01, 2017 123395 Working Paper
Gaining momentum in Peruvian agriculture : opportunities to increase productivity and enhance competitiveness (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 116859 Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments (October 2016) (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109240 Newsletter
How to assess agricultural water productivity ? looking for water in the agricultural productivity and efficiency literature (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6982 Policy Research Working Paper
Wage growth, landholding, and mechanization in agriculture : evidence from Indonesia (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6789 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating the long-term impacts of rural roads : a dynamic panel approach (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 WPS5867 Policy Research Working Paper
Entrepreneurship capital and technical efficiency : the role of new business / firms as a conduit of knowledge spillovers (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2011 WPS5739 Policy Research Working Paper
Firms' productive performance and the investment climate in developing economies : an application to MENA manufacturing (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2009 WPS4869 Policy Research Working Paper
From financieristic to real macroeconomics: seeking development convergence in emerging economies (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2008 57743 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Education system performance among Indian states : a public expenditure efficiency analysis using linear programming methods (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2007 42117 Working Paper
Efficiency of public spending in developing countries : an efficiency frontier approach (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2005 WPS3645 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring and explaining the impact of productive efficiency on economic development (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2005 77484 Journal Article
A primer on efficiency measurement for utilities and transport regulators (English)
See More +
FEB 28, 2003 26062 Publication Spanish
The case for international coordination of electricity regulation : evidence from the measurement of efficiency in South America (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 2002 WPS2907 Policy Research Working Paper
Sector organization, governance, and the inefficiency of African water utilities (English)
See More +
SEP 30, 2002 WPS2890 Policy Research Working Paper
Do farmers choose to be inefficient? evidence from Bicol, Philippines (English)
See More +
FEB 28, 2002 WPS2787 Policy Research Working Paper
How different is the efficiency of public and private water companies in asia? (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2002 77380 Journal Article
Technical efficiency gains from port reform : the potential for yardstick competition in Mexico (English)
See More +
JUL 31, 2001 WPS2637 Policy Research Working Paper