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Demery, Lionel

Works: 53 works in 201 publications in 4 languages and 3,062 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
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Adjustment and equity in Malaysia by David Demery( Book )
17 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Down to earth : agriculture and poverty reduction in Africa by Luc J Christiaensen( Book )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
This book contributes to the debate about the role of agriculture in poverty reduction by addressing three sets of questions:Does investing in agriculture enhance/harm overall economic growth, and if so, under what conditions? Do poor people tend to participate more/less in growth in agriculture than in growth in other sectors, and if so, when? If a focus on agriculture would tend to yield larger participation by the poor, but slower overall growth, which strategy would tend to have the largest payoff in terms of poverty reduction, and under which conditions?
Understanding the social effects of policy reform by Lionel Demery( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Analyzing poverty and policy reform : the experience of Côte d'Ivoire by Christiaan Grootaert( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Household size in Côte d'Ivoire : sampling bias in the CILSS by Harold Coulombe( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and French and held by 79 libraries worldwide
The Role of Agriculture In Poverty Reduction An Empirical Perspective by Luc J Christiaensen( file )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 libraries worldwide
The relative contribution of a sector to poverty reduction is shown to depend on its direct and indirect growth effects as well as its participation effect. The paper assesses how these effects compare between agriculture and non-agriculture by reviewing the literature and by analyzing cross-country national accounts and poverty data from household surveys. Special attention is given to Sub-Saharan Africa. While the direct growth effect of agriculture on poverty reduction is likely to be smaller than that of non-agriculture (though not because of inherently inferior productivity growth), the indirect growth effect of agriculture (through its linkages with nonagriculture) appears substantial and at least as large as the reverse feedback effect. The poor participate much more in growth in the agricultural sector, especially in low-income countries, resulting in much larger poverty reduction impact. Together, these findings support the overall premise that enhancing agricultural productivity is the critical entry-point in designing effective poverty reduction strategies, including in Sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, to maximize the poverty reducing effects, the right agricultural technology and investments must be pursued, underscoring the need for much more country specific analysis of the structure and institutional organization of the rural economy in designing poverty reduction strategies
Réformes économiques et analyse de la pauvreté : l'expérience de la Côte-d'Ivoire by Christiaan Grootaert( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Are poverty reduction and other twenty-first century social goals attainable? by Lionel Demery( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Migration patterns in Pakistan : preliminary results from the PLM survey, 1979 by Mohammad Irfan( Book )
2 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Correcting for sampling bias in the measurement of welfare and poverty : the case of the Côte d'Ivoire living standards survey by Lionel Demery( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and French and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Reforms, remoteness and risk in Africa : understanding inequality and poverty during the 1990s by Luc J Christiaensen( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Macro-economic stabilisation, income distribution, and poverty : a preliminary study by Tony Addison( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Die Linderung der Armut während der Strukturanpassung by Lionel Demery( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in German and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Are poverty reduction and other 21st century social goals attainable? by Lionel Demery( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Reducing poverty and improving social conditions in the developing world is central to the World Bank's mission. But just how difficult is this task, and how attainable are the goals that have been set? In this paper, the authors seek answers to these questions. Empirically assessing two important goals-halving the incidence of poverty and reducing child mortality by two-thirds (both by 2015), they find that the evidence is mixed. Some countries appear likely to achieve the poverty goal, while others do not. But the key message is that achieving these goals in the twenty-first century depends on the actions governments take today. Improvements in economic policy and in political practice are shown to bring poverty reduction within reach of most countries. The paper shows that the goals that have been set are not out of reach. But it warns that greater effort is needed if by 2015 the world is to be better place for those 1.3 billion currently subsisting in extreme poverty, as well as the millions born into such poverty each year
The incidence of social spending in Ghana ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Are poverty and social goals for the 21st century attainable by Lionel Demery( Article )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA : telling myths from facts by Luc J Christiaensen( Book )
4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Stylized facts set agendas and shape debates. In rapidly changing and data scarce environments, they also risk being ill-informed, outdated and misleading. So, following higher food prices since the 2008 world food crisis, robust economic growth and rapid urbanization, and climatic change, is conventional wisdom about African agriculture and rural livelihoods still accurate? Or is it more akin to myth than fact? The essays in "Agriculture in Africa - Telling Myths from Facts" aim to set the record straight. They exploit newly gathered, nationally representative, geo-referenced information at the household and plot level, from six African countries. In these new Living Standard Measurement Study-Integrated Surveys on Agriculture, every aspect of farming and non-farming life is queried--from the plots farmers cultivate, the crops they grow, the harvest that is achieved, and the inputs they use, to all the other sources of income they rely on and the risks they face. Together the surveys cover more than 40 percent of the Sub-Saharan African population. In all, sixteen conventional wisdoms are examined, relating to four themes: the extent of farmer's engagement in input, factor and product markets; the role of off-farm activities; the technology and farming systems used; and the risk environment farmers face. Some striking surprises, in true myth-busting fashion, emerge. And a number of new issues are also thrown up. The studies bring a more refined, empirically grounded understanding of the complex reality of African agriculture. They also confirm that investing in regular, nationally representative data collection yields high social returns
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English (103)
French (6)
German (2)
Malay (1)
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