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From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamSMEs Microeconomics Private sector
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamSMEs Microeconomics Data revolution
BookMicro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics...SMEs Microeconomics Private sector
Journal ArticleImproving Financial Inclusion through the Delivery of Cash Transfer Programmes: The Case of Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera Programme
This paper follows a quasi-experimental research design to assess the impact of the electronic payment system of Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera (POP) programme...Mathematical models (Economic development) Microeconomics Microfinance
Journal ArticleAgricultural extension, intra-household allocation and malaria
Can agricultural development programs improve health-related outcomes? We exploit a spatial discontinuity in the coverage of a large-scale agricultural extensionprogram in Uganda to causally identify its effects on malaria...Administrative law Agriculture Economic development
BlogIncome generation and malaria in Uganda
Several large-scale efforts have been made to combat malaria in the last decade under the Millennium Development Goals, and while these have led to a rapid decline in cases, malaria continues to exact a heavy toll on sub-Saharan Africa, both in terms...Administrative law Agriculture Economic development
Working PaperMicrosimulation of impacts of tax and transfer in Vietnam: Feasibility study
This paper assesses the feasibility of simulating the distributional impacts produced by various tax and transfer instruments in Vietnam...Distribution (Economic theory) Microeconomics Taxation
Book ChapterSlow Progress in Growth and Poverty Reduction in Cameroon
From the book: Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan AfricaEconomic growth Equality and inequality Microeconomics
Book ChapterSpatial and Temporal Multidimensional Poverty in Nigeria
From the book: Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan AfricaGame theory Microeconomics Poverty
Book ChapterPoverty and its Dynamics in Uganda: Explorations using a New Set of Poverty Lines
From the book: Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan AfricaEconometric models Game theory Health
Journal ArticleDisadvantage and discrimination in self-employment: Caste gaps in earnings in Indian small businesses
Using the 2004–2005 India Human Development Survey data, we estimate and decompose the earnings of household businesses owned by historically marginalized social groups known as Scheduled Castes and Tribes (SCSTs) and non-SCSTs across the earni...Caste Equality and inequality Microeconomics
Journal ArticlePoverty Mapping Based on First-Order Dominance with an Example from Mozambique
We explore a novel first-order dominance (FOD) approach to poverty mapping and compare its properties to small-area estimation...Expenditures, Public Microeconomics Poverty
VideoFood Production Systems
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 3.3Agriculture Productivity Climate change
VideoLocal Perceptions and Policies
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 4.3Climate change Microeconomics Economic policy
Working PaperTax-benefit microsimulation in Ethiopia: A feasibility study
The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility of building a microsimulation model of the Ethiopian tax and benefits system. We first provide a detailed description of the tax and benefits system of the country...Household survey Microeconomics Taxation