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Determinants of Household Welfare and Poverty in Botswana, 2002/03 and 2009/10

"This paper investigates household determinants of welfare and poverty in Botswana. Using the 2002/03 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) and the 2009/10 Botswana Core Welfare Indicator Survey (BCWIS), and employing regression analysis, w…

Urbanization is Improving Household Welfare in Ethiopia

These findings highlight important factors that should inform public policy debates on the consequences and implications of urban expansion in Africa. The finding that urban expansion can improve household welfare suggests that when small rural town…

Explaining Wellbeing and Inequality in Cameroon: A Regression-base Decomposition

This study sets out to estimate the determinants of household economic wellbeing and to evaluate the relative contributions of regressed-income sources in explaining measured inequality. In particular, a regression-based decomposition approach in…

Can Urbanization Improve Household Welfare? Evidence from Ethiopia

Despite evolving evidence that Africa is experiencing urbanization in a different way, empirical evaluations of the welfare implications of urban-development programs in Africa remain scant. We investigated the welfare implications of recent urbaniz…

Impact de l'Accès au Microcrédit sur le BienÊtre des Ménages et l'Évolution de la Pauvreté au Cameroun: / Impact of Access to Microcredit on the Well-Being of Households and Poverty Change in Cameroon: 2001-2007001-2007 /

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…

Estimating the Impact on Poverty of Ghana's Fuel Subsidy Reform and a Mitigating response

Governments across Africa have faced increasing challenges to maintain fuel subsidies over recent years. In Ghana, in the face of a near 12% fiscal deficit in 2012, their burgeoning cost has drawn attention to questions of fiscal sustainability as w…

Am Empirical Investigation of Gender and Time Use in Uganda

The report presents findings of a study on time use and role allocation by gender in Uganda. Most governments, Uganda inclusive, have put in place measures to promote gender equality in terms of access to resources, political representation, and red…

Financial Access Expansion and Rural-urban Welfare Disparities: Evidence from Zambia

This paper investigates the welfare gains following changes in aggregate financial access. Using individual-level data collected in Zambia between 2009 and 2015, results show that increasing the number of financial access points improved the quality…

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