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Agricultural Input SubsidiesThe Recent Malawi Experience

Agricultural Input Subsidies: The Recent Malawi Experience

Ephraim Chirwa and Andrew Dorward

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683529
eISBN:
9780191763069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683529.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Agricultural input subsidies were a major feature of development policies in rural economies until the 1980s. Continuing rural poverty with low productivity and fertilizer use in smallholder staple ... More

Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural AfricaLongitudinal Perspectives from Six Countries

Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa: Longitudinal Perspectives from Six Countries

Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, Fred Mawunyo Dzanku, and Aida Cuthbert Isinika (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198799283
eISBN:
9780191839641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799283.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book contributes to the understanding of smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa through addressing the dynamics of intensification and diversification within and outside agriculture, in ... More

Building State CapabilityEvidence, Analysis, Action

Building State Capability: Evidence, Analysis, Action

Matt Andrews, Lant Pritchett, and Michael Woolcock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198747482
eISBN:
9780191810343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747482.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Governments play a major role in the development process, and constantly introduce reforms and policies to achieve developmental objectives. Many of these interventions have limited impact, however; ... More

Deals and DevelopmentThe Political Dynamics of Growth Episodes

Deals and Development: The Political Dynamics of Growth Episodes

Lant Pritchett, Kunal Sen, and Eric Werker (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801641
eISBN:
9780191840289
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801641.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

When are developing countries able to initiate periods of rapid growth and why have so few of these countries been able to sustain growth over decades? Deals and Development: The Political Dynamics ... More

Dull Disasters?How planning ahead will make a difference

Dull Disasters?: How planning ahead will make a difference

Daniel J. Clarke and Stefan Dercon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198785576
eISBN:
9780191827440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785576.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Economic losses from disasters are now reaching an average of US$250–$300 billion a year. In the last 20 years, more than 530,000 people died as a direct result ... More

Food Price Policy in an Era of Market InstabilityA Political Economy Analysis

Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis

Per Pinstrup-Andersen (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718574
eISBN:
9780191788017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718574.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Food price volatility is one of the major challenges facing the global agricultural system today. This was most vividly illustrated during the global food crisis of 2007–9 when price spikes occurred ... More

Governing Extractive IndustriesPolitics, Histories, Ideas

Governing Extractive Industries: Politics, Histories, Ideas

Anthony Bebbington, Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, Denise Humphreys Bebbington, Marja Hinfelaar, and Cynthia Sanborn

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198820932
eISBN:
9780191860478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820932.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Proposals for more effective natural resource governance emphasize the importance of institutions and governance, but say less about the political conditions under which institutional change occurs. ... More

Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Channing Arndt, Andy McKay, and Finn Tarp (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198744795
eISBN:
9780191805950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744795.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

While the economic growth renaissance in sub-Saharan Africa is widely recognized, much less is known about progress in living conditions. This book comprehensively evaluates trends in living ... More

Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Latin America

Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Latin America

Guillermo Cruces, Gary S. Fields, David Jaume, and Mariana Viollaz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198801085
eISBN:
9780191840241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801085.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book examines the links between economic growth, changing employment conditions, and the reduction of poverty in Latin America in the 2000s. Its analysis answers the following broad questions: ... More

Growth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet NamA Rising Dragon on the Move

Growth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam: A Rising Dragon on the Move

Finn Tarp (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198796961
eISBN:
9780191838613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796961.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Many developing countries—Viet Nam included—continue to struggle to raise incomes per capita. A common feature of the growth and development process is a fundamental change in the pattern of economic ... More

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