Christina Wieser and Miriam Bruhn report on their latest randomized controlled trials (RCT), about the impact of digital financial services. This RCT has, once again, helped them show how digital…

Christina Wieser, Miriam Bruhn |

How much food is produced on a plot of land? The answer is central to several pressing questions in agricultural and development economics: How efficiently do smallholders use their labor and land…

Talip Kilic, David Lobell |

Nous avons le plaisir de dévoiler les 12 projets retenus pour soutenir l’amélioration de la production, la gestion et l’utilisation des données sur le développement. Portés par des équipes…

L'équipe d'analyse de données |

We’re pleased to announce support for 12 projects which seek to improve the way development data are produced, managed, and used. They bring together diverse teams of collaborators from around the…

World Bank Data Team |

The debate on whether the state should play an active role in broadening access to finance or not is one that has lingered for decades. A recent book (de la Torre, Gozzi, and Schmukler, 2017)…

Sergio Schmukler, Facundo Abraham |

Download PDF The importance of soil health in agrarian societies is indisputable – soil health has a direct relationship with agricultural productivity and sustainability. Yet, its highly complex…

Vini Vaid |

One of the most storied topics in agricultural economics, dating back to Chayanov’s work on Russian peasants published nearly a century ago, is the inverse relationship between scale (in terms of…

Talip Kilic, Sydney Gourlay |

Also available in: Français  Land and property lie at the center of many of today’s pressing development challenges. Consider that at most 10% of land in rural Africa is reliably registered. At…

Klaus Deininger |

世行工作人员撰写了系列博文,重点讨论可持续发展目标和2016年版《世界发展指标》中的数据,本中即是其中之一。本文引用了《世界银行农村出行便捷指数》中的数据以及《采用新技术度量农村出行便捷度》报告中给出的结果。 尼泊尔54 %的农村人口居住在距全天候道路2公里的范围内。 尼泊尔农村出行便捷指数,2015 根据农村出行便捷指数项目2015年进行的测算,…

Edie Purdie, Adam Diehl, Atsushi Iimi |

This is part of a series of blogs focused on the Sustainable Development Goals and data from the 2016 Edition of World Development Indicators.  This blog draws on data from the World Bank’s Rural…

Edie Purdie, Adam Diehl, Atsushi Iimi |