New Cross-Country Research Reveals (Persisting) Gender Differences in Off-Farm Employment Outcomes in Africa
The ability of people to enter jobs outside their own farm-household is extremely important for economic development and poverty reduction. In Sub-Saharan Africa, households derive a significant share of their total household income from off-farm employment. This stylized fact has been demonstrated for years, and many development programs focus on creating off-farm jobs. However, not all jobs are equally beneficial. Women are disadvantaged in accessing off-farm employment, and especially in accessing decent working conditions.Read More
The use of data for development has been a topic of much interest lately and was a key theme at different sessions surrounding the 73rd United Nations General Assembly , held in New York from September 18 to October 5, 2018. Two notable side events included the launch of the Data to End Hunger initiative and a high-level panel on Data to Improve People’s Lives—and the LSMS played a prominent role in both.Read More
Fieldwork has commenced in Ecuador for the FAO-led pilot on the AGRIS Economy module.Read More
LSMS team members Amparo Palacios-Lopez and Akuffo Amankwah spent the last two weeks in Sri Lanka, working closely with the World Bank Gender group, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS), Sri Lanka .Read More
The use of data for development has been a topic of much interest of late with its potential for new opportunities. Whether it is monitoring air quality, ensuring sustainable food production or tracking infectious disease outbreaks, new technologies and data sources are opening up new ways to... Read More
As extreme weather events intensify due to climate change, it becomes ever more critical to understand how vulnerable households are to these events and the mechanisms households can rely on to...
WB Working Paper
Off-farm income constitutes a significant share of the household livelihood portfolios across Sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, the determinants and dynamics of individuals' participation in off-farm...
WB Working Paper
Eyes in the Sky, Boots on the Ground: Assessing Satellite- and Ground-Based Approaches to Crop Yield Measurement and Analysis in Uganda
Crop yields in smallholder systems are traditionally assessed using farmer-reported information in surveys, occasionally by crop cuts for a sub-section of a farmer's plot, and rarely using full-plot...
This article analyses the micro-level welfare impacts of agricultural productivity using a two-wave nationally representative, panel data from rural Malawi. Welfare is measured by various dimensions...
Varietal Identification in Household Surveys: Results from Three Household-Based Methods Against the Benchmark of DNA Fingerprinting in Southern Ethiopia
Accurate crop varietal identification is the backbone of any high-quality assessment of outcomes and impacts. Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) varieties have important nutritional differences, and there...