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Estimating Household Income to Monitor and Evaluate Public Investment Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa

"Monitoring rural household income is important for governments, donors, nongovernmental organizations, researchers, and others involved with development strategies, because increasing rural household income is a primary objective for achieving man…

Microcrédit, pauvreté et autonomisation des femmes au Bénin / Micro-credit, Poverty and Women's Empowerment in Benin

This study assesses the impact of micro-credit on the empowerment of women headed households in Benin using the matched group method. Four main dimensions of empowerment have been identified, namely; literacy and education, social responsibility, pa…

Summarized Analysis on Trade and Poverty

The objective of this study is to assess the impact of trade liberalization on poverty reduction in Togo. In this study, a model of static calculable general equilibrium model (SCGEM) was used. Within the framework of this appr…

The Impact of Fiscal Policy on Income Distribution in Tanzania: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis

The Tanzanian government has established a goal to transform the country into a middle-income and semi-industrialized state by 2025. To promote this transformation, the government exempted the Value Added Tax on capital commodities in FY 2017-2018…

Assessing the Macroeconomic Impacts of Financing Options for Renewable-Energy Policy in Nigeria: Insights from a CGE Model

In 2015, Nigeria formulated its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy (NREEEP) to promote the development of renewable-energy systems in line with the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals. With that as inspiration, we ex…

COVID-19 and the Egyptian Economy: Estimating the Impacts of Expected Reductions in Tourism, Suez Canal Revenues, and Remittances

Egypt’s recent economic success will almost certainly be interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We examine the likely impact on the Egyptian economy of a significant reduction in tourism, payments received from the Suez Canal, and remittances from Eg…

Participation in Non-Farm Activities in Rural Sudan: Patterns and Determinants

Despite the importance of non-farm income in the livelihood of the rural population in Sudan, information available on its size and determinants is scant. This study examined the patterns and determinants of decisions to participate in non-farm acti…

Analysis of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Indicators and Poverty Profile of Danyi and Tsévié Townships, Togo

This study is part of the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Project in Togo which generally aims to establish a local monitoring system to generate poverty profiles, particularly in the rural areas. It provides an analysis of the socioeconomi…

Impact of Access to Microcredit on the Well-being of Households and Poverty Change in Cameroon: 2001-2007

Using data from the second and third Cameroonian household surveys, this study analyzes the relationship between access to microcredit, household wellbeing, and poverty change in Cameroon. It uses a combination of two methods of analysis: the instru…

Building Better Cities: A New Approach to Housing and Urban Development

Since South Africa became a democracy, desperate people unable to find suitable and affordable housing have constituted a calamitous reality that keeps recurring. Like many pre Covid-19 challenges, the outbreak of the pandemic has increased attentio…

Poverty and Distributional Effects of COVID-19 on Household in Kenya

The economic and social costs of COVID-19 pandemic have been felt across the globe. With new infections on the rise, it is a race against time for governments to re-look at some policy interventions necessary to provide appropriate coping and recove…

Long-run Rural Livelihood Diversification in Kagera, Tanzania

What drives livelihood diversification among predominantly rural households in developing countries and how can welfare-enhancing patterns be established and sustained in the long run? A large literature has focused on whether income diversification…

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