Do the Poor Benefit from Devolution Policies? Evidences from Quantile Treatment Effect Evaluation of Joint Forest Management

Existing literature have rarely evaluated distributive effect of Joint Forest Management (JFM) augmented with improved market linkages for non-timber forest products nor have they accounted for heterogeneity in the welfare effects. We assess the distributional impact of a unique JFM in Ethiopia in which additional support for improved market linkages for non-timber forest products was […]

Market Regulation and Agricultural development

Policy Paper (Interest) 10 Those analysts who favour deregulation in South African agriculture usually assume that the very existence of regulation was sufficient to create widespread inefficiency and waste. This paper shows that various forms of government interference had mixed results and need to be more carefully examined. Some regulation initiatives had positive implications and […]