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A Typology for Vulnerability and Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

"This paper considers vulnerability reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from a more aggregated macro viewpoint. We focus on risk related to agriculture, since vulnerability and agriculture are intimately linked in SSA due to the location of the p…

Demand Characteristics for Improved Rice, Cowpea, and Maize Seeds in Nigeria: Policy Implications and Knowledge Gaps

"This review focuses primarily on the demand for improved seeds of rice, cowpea, and maize. They key research questions addressed in this review are: (1) how has seed demand in SSA been generally characterized, (2) how does such characterization ap…

Health and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

It is generally acknowledged that health is a form of human capital and a critical factor in the economic growth process. In turn, health production is a major determinant of health outcomes. While the former relationship has been explored extensi…

Expanding the Benefits of Trade to sub-Saharan African Firms through Trade Facilitation Initiatives

Firms across sub-Saharan Africa still suffer from a large variety of on-the-border and behind-the-border trade barriers. This paper empirically investigates how reducing these trade-related costs and constraints through trade facilitation reforms wo…

Brain Drain and External Imbalances in sub-Saharan Africa

The persistent nature of external deficits in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is a major concern. This paper examines the extent to which migration from SSA to OECD countries affects the dynamics of external balances in SSA countries. Based on panel regres…

Do Governance Institutions Matter for Trade Flows between Sub-Saharan Africa and its Trading Partners

This study analyses the role of governance institutions in trade involving Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and its trading partners. Specifically, the objectives of this study are to: investigate the effect of institutions on trade between SSA and its trad…

Brain Drain and External Imbalances in Sub-Saharan Africa - Research Paper

The persistent nature of external deficits in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is a major concern. This paper examines the extent to which migration from SSA to OECD countries affects the dynamics of external balances in SSA countries. Based on panel regres…

Natural Resources and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Does Corruption Matter?

The existing literature on the relationship between natural resources (NRs) and growth is inconclusive. To enrich this debate, some studies have investigated the role of institutions in the NRs-growth nexus. Unlike most previous work, which mostly c…

Do Gold and Crude Oil Act as Portfolio Diversifiers, Safe Haven Assets or Hedge Instruments Against Volatility in Stock Markets and Exchange Rates? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper examines whether gold and crude oil are used as diversifying, hedging or as safe haven assets against stock markets and exchange rate volatility in selected African countries. We use daily data for South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria from 4th…

Regional Views on the Future of Work: Sub-Saharan Africa

Digitalization, artificial intelligence, and related technologies are undoubtedly changing the way we approach our social and economic lives. By allowing us to produce –both old and new– goods and services in novelty ways, technologies are not just …

Natural Resources and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Does Corruption Matter? - Research Paper

The existing literature on the relationship between natural resources (NRs) and growth is inconclusive. To enrich this debate, some studies have investigated the role of institutions in the NRs-growth nexus. Unlike most previous work, which mostly c…

Youth Aspirations, Perceptions of Farming, and Migration Decisions in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa: Further Empirical Evidence from Ethiopia

The study discusses the aspirations and preferences of youth in rural sub-Saharan Africa using a large-scale SMS-based survey data and complements it with an investigation on the causal effects of adolescent aspirations on migration decisions when y…

Labor-intensive Public Works Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa: Experiences and Implications for Employment Policies

Public works programs (PWPs) in sub-Saharan African countries have re-emerged as an important policy to stimulate employment generation in addition to their protective role such as consumption smoothening. The paper reviews evidence on the extent to…

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