What does providing security to prevent thefts on farms do? Increases productivity and market sales.

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Enumerators play a crucial role in the success of field-based impact evaluations. Despite the central role they play in the research process, enumerators are rarely in the spotlight. We recently ...

Florence Kondylis, Roshni Khincha, Lysca Uwamariya, Leonardo Viotti |

This is the sixth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. What connects smallholder farmers in the semi-arid tracts of northwest India to the oil and gas barons of...

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Photo: eLearning Africa Rwanda’s progress from the devastating civil war two decades ago to one of the most rapidly developing African countries is a remarkable narrative on development. Twenty-...

Sheila Jagannathan |

Also available in: Français  Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank There’s no question that agriculture is critical to Africa’s biggest development goals. It is fundamental for poverty reduction, economic...

Simeon Ehui |

Environmental degradation puts livelihoods at risk and the Ghanaian government is determined to fight it. Planting trees is one approach to address soil erosion, topsoil quality and overgrowth of...

Arianna Legovini |

The markets for rural energy access and internet connectivity are ripe for disruption – and increasingly, we’re seeing benefit from combining the offerings.   Traditionally, power and broadband...

Anna Lerner, Roku Fukui, Doyle Gallegos |

This is the sixth in our series of posts by students on the job market this year.  The productivity of workers in agriculture is generally much lower than in other sectors of the economy (Gollin,...

Development Impact Guest Blogger |