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Use of catastrophe risk models in assessing sovereign food security for risk transfer (English)

This paper discusses how catastrophe crop risk models can be used to assess food security needs at the sovereign level for the purpose of risk transfer. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7360 JUL 02, 2015

SharmamMohan; Hohl,Roman

Using national statistics to increase transparency of large land acquisition : evidence from Ethiopia (English)

The 2007/08 commodity price boom triggered a ‘rush’ for land in developing countries. Yet, many affected countries lacked the regulatory infrastructure to cope with such demand and reliable data on investors’ performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7342 JUN 26, 2015

Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Deininger,Klaus W.; Harris,Charles Anthony Philip

Paraguay agricultural sector risk assessment : identification, prioritization, strategy, and action plan (English)

This report is the result of a World Bank mission that visited Paraguay in June 2013 at the request of the Government of Paraguay. The mission’s objective was to identify, quantify, and prioritize agriculture risks that determine the volatility of agriculture gross domestic product (GDP), based on a methodology to assess sector risks developed by the World Bank. ... See More +

Working Paper 93943 JUN 26, 2015

Atoche Arce,Juan Carlos; Arias Carballo,Diego

Does collective action sequester carbon ? the case of the Nepal community forestry program (English)

This paper estimate the effects of collective action in Nepal’s community forests on four ecological measures of forest quality. Forest user group collective action is identified through membership in the Nepal Community Forestry Programme, pending membership in the program, and existence of a forest user group whose leaders can identify the year the group was formed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7327 JUN 22, 2015

Bluffstone,Randy; Somanathan,Eswaran; Jha,Prakash; Luintel,Harisharan; Bista,Rajesh; Paudel,Naya; Adhikari,Bhim

Community managed forest groups and preferences for REDD contract attributes: a choice experiment survey of communities in Nepal : Community managed forest groups and preferences for REDD+ contract attributes: a choice experiment survey of communities in Nepal (English)

A significant portion of the world’s forests that are eligible for Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, known as REDD , payments are community managed forests. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7326 JUN 22, 2015

Dissanayake,Sahan T. M.; Jha,Prakash; Adhikari,Bhim; Bista,Rajesh; Bluffstone,Randall; uintel,Harisharan; Martinsson,Peter; Paudel,Naya Sharma; Somanathan,E.; Toman,Michael A.

Cooperative behavior and common pool resources : experimental evidence from community forest user groups in Nepal (English)

This paper examines whether cooperative behavior by respondents measured as contributions in a one-shot public goods game correlates with reported pro-forest collective action behaviors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7323 JUN 22, 2015

Bluffstone,Randy; Dannenberg,Astrid; Martinsson,Peter; Jha,Prakash; Bista,Rjesh

Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan : Social impact assessment for repair and upgrading for the safety of Da Teh reservoir in Lam Dong province (English)

The development objective of the Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project for Vietnam is to improve the safety of prioritized dams under the Governments Dam Safety Program to protect downstream communities and assets. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1146 JUN 21, 2015

Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 4) : Social impact assessment for repair and upgrading for the safety of Khe Che reservoir - Quang Ninh province (English)

The development objective of the Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project for Vietnam is to improve the safety of prioritized dams under the Governments Dam Safety Program to protect downstream communities and assets. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1146 JUN 19, 2015

Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 5) : Social assessment for Quao dam rehabilitation and safety improvement in Binh Thuan province (English)

The development objective of the Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project for Vietnam is to improve the safety of prioritized dams under the Governments Dam Safety Program to protect downstream communities and assets. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1146 JUN 18, 2015

Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 3) : Social assessment for Dong Be dam rehabilitation and safety improvement, Xuan Du commune, Nhu Thanh district, Thanh Hoa province (English)

The development objective of the Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project for Vietnam is to improve the safety of prioritized dams under the Governments Dam Safety Program to protect downstream communities and assets. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1146 JUN 17, 2015

Agriculture public expenditure review at the federal and subnational levels in Nigeria (2008-12) (English)

Agricultural expenditure is critical to the transformation of the agricultural sector in Nigeria. Yet spending on agriculture remains at low levels in spite of the sector’s huge potential for wealth creation, employment generation, and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Working Paper 97888 JUN 16, 2015

Olomola,Aderibigbe S.; Mogues,Tewodaj; Olofinbiyi, Tolulope; Nwoko,Chinedum; Udoh Edet,Joshua; Alabi,Reuben Adeolu; Onu,Justice Inyanda; Woldeyohannes, Sileshi French

Crop choice and infrastructure accessibility in Tanzania : subsistence crops or export crops ? (English)

Africa has great potential for agriculture. Although international commodity prices have been buoyant, Africa’s supply response seems to be weak. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7306 JUN 15, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; Humphreys,Richard Martin; Melibaeva,Sevara

Formulas for failure ? were the Doha tariff formulas too ambitious for success ? (English)

This paper views tariff-cutting formulas as a potential solution to the free-rider problem that arises when market opening is negotiated bilaterally and extended on a most-favored-nation basis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7303 JUN 11, 2015

Laborde,David; Martin,William J.

Tajikistan - Environmental Land Management and Rural Livelihoods Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the Additional Financing for the Environmental Land Management and Rural Livelihoods Project for Tajikistan is to enable rural people to increase their productive assets in ways that improve natural resource management and resilience to climate change in selected climate vulnerable sites. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1428 JUN 09, 2015

Vietnam - Sustainable Agriculture Transformation Project (English)

The development objective of the Sustainable Agriculture Transformation Project for Vietnam is to improve farming practices and value chains in the targeted project areas, and promote institutional strengthening of relevant public agencies to effectively support implementation of the agricultural restructuring plan. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1168 JUN 09, 2015

Vietnam - Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project : additional financing (English)

The development objectives of the Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project (LIFSAP) for Vietnam are to increase the production efficiency of household-based livestock producers, to reduce the environmental impact of livestock production, processing and marketing, and to improve food safety in livestock product supply chains (mainly meat) in project provinces. ... See More +

Project Paper 91212 JUN 09, 2015

Preferences for REDD+ contract attributes in low-income countries : a choice experiment in Ethiopia (English)

This paper informs the national and international policy discussions related to the adoption of the United Nations Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Programme. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7296 JUN 09, 2015

Dissanayake,Sahan T. M.; Beyene,Abebe Damte; Bluffstone,Randall; Gebreegziabher, Zenebe; Martinsson,Peter; Mekonnen,Alemu; Toman,Michael A.; Vieider,Ferdinand M.

Costs and benefits of land fragmentation : evidence from Rwanda (English)

This paper disentangles different aspects of land fragmentation and its impact on the efficiency of resource use. The paper uses information on the incidence of crop shocks to assess whether fragmentation provides benefits in reducing risk and parcel coordinates and terrain-adjusted travel times between parcels to more precisely account for the associated costs in 2010/11 data from Rwanda. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7290 JUN 03, 2015

Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Deininger,Klaus W.; Ronchi,Loraine

How much of the labor in African agriculture is provided by women ? (English)

The contribution of women to labor in African agriculture is regularly quoted in the range of 60 to 80 percent. Using individual-disaggregated, plot-level labor input data from nationally representative household surveys across six Sub-Saharan African countries, this study estimates the average female labor share in crop production at 40 percent. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7282 JUN 02, 2015

Palacios-Lopez,Amparo; Christiaensen,Luc; Kilic,Talip

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Use of catastrophe risk models in assessing sovereign food security for risk transfer (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7360 Policy Research Working Paper
Using national statistics to increase transparency of large land acquisition : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7342 Policy Research Working Paper
Paraguay agricultural sector risk assessment : identification, prioritization, strategy, and action plan (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 93943 Working Paper
Does collective action sequester carbon ? the case of the Nepal community forestry program (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7327 Policy Research Working Paper
Community managed forest groups and preferences for REDD contract attributes: a choice experiment survey of communities in Nepal : Community managed forest groups and preferences for REDD+ contract attributes: a choice experiment survey of communities in Nepal (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7326 Policy Research Working Paper
Cooperative behavior and common pool resources : experimental evidence from community forest user groups in Nepal (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7323 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan : Social impact assessment for repair and upgrading for the safety of Da Teh reservoir in Lam Dong province (English)
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JUN 21, 2015 SFG1146 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 4) : Social impact assessment for repair and upgrading for the safety of Khe Che reservoir - Quang Ninh province (English)
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JUN 19, 2015 SFG1146 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 5) : Social assessment for Quao dam rehabilitation and safety improvement in Binh Thuan province (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 SFG1146 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 3) : Social assessment for Dong Be dam rehabilitation and safety improvement, Xuan Du commune, Nhu Thanh district, Thanh Hoa province (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 SFG1146 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Agriculture public expenditure review at the federal and subnational levels in Nigeria (2008-12) (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 97888 Working Paper French
Crop choice and infrastructure accessibility in Tanzania : subsistence crops or export crops ? (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 WPS7306 Policy Research Working Paper
Formulas for failure ? were the Doha tariff formulas too ambitious for success ? (English)
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JUN 11, 2015 WPS7303 Policy Research Working Paper
Tajikistan - Environmental Land Management and Rural Livelihoods Project : additional financing (English)
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JUN 09, 2015 PAD1428 Project Paper
Vietnam - Sustainable Agriculture Transformation Project (English)
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JUN 09, 2015 PAD1168 Project Appraisal Document
Vietnam - Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project : additional financing (English)
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JUN 09, 2015 91212 Project Paper
Preferences for REDD+ contract attributes in low-income countries : a choice experiment in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 09, 2015 WPS7296 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Hai Duong Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project : procurement plan : Kế hoạch đấu thầu (Vietnamese,English)
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JUN 04, 2015 97178 Procurement Plan
Costs and benefits of land fragmentation : evidence from Rwanda (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 WPS7290 Policy Research Working Paper
How much of the labor in African agriculture is provided by women ? (English)
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JUN 02, 2015 WPS7282 Policy Research Working Paper