Global Poverty Research Group

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Adaptation, Poverty and Well-Being: Some Issues and Observations with Special Reference to the Capability Approach and Development Studies David A. Clark GPRG-WPS-081
Structure, Agency, and Strategy Among Tenants in India Wendy Olsen GPRG-WPS-080
Informal Agricultural Work, Habitus and Practices in an Indian Context Wendy Olsen and Daniel F. Neff GPRG-WPS-079
A Gendered Analysis of ‘Time Poverty’ – The Importance of Infrastructure David Lawson GPRG-WPS-078
Methodological Issues Associated with Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Understanding Poverty Dynamics: Evidence from Uganda David Lawson, David Hulme with James Muwonge GPRG-WPS-077
Collective action and vulnerability: Burial societies in rural Ethiopia Stefan Dercon, John Hoddinott, Pramila Krishnan and Tassew Woldehannna GPRG-WPS-076
Moving On, Staying Behind, Getting Lost: Lessons on poverty mobility from longitudinal data Stefan Dercon and Joseph S. Shapiro GPRG-WPS-075
Fate and Fear: Risk and its Consequences in Africa Stefan Dercon GPRG-WPS-074
Insurance for the Poor? Stefan Dercon, Tessa Bold and Cesar Calvo GPRG-WPS-073
Rural Poverty: Old Challenges in New Contexts Stefan Dercon GPRG-WPS-072
The progress of school education in India Geeta Gandhi Kingdon GPRG-WPS-071
Spontaneous Markets, Networks, and Social Capital: Lessons from Africa Marcel Fafchamps GPRG-WPS-070
Human Capital, Exports, and Wages Marcel Fafchamps GPRG-WPS-069
Agricultural Markets in Benin and Malawi Marcel Fafchamps and Eleni Gabre-Madhin GPRG-WPS-068
Risk Sharing and Network Formation Marcel Fafchamps and Flore Gubert GPRG-WPS-067
The Quality of School Provision in Pakistan: Are Girls Worse Off? Monazza Aslam GPRG-WPS-066
Is Vote Buying Effective? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in West Africa Pedro C. Vicente GPRG-WPS-065
Rates of Return to Education by Gender in Pakistan Monazza Aslam GPRG-WPS-064
Integrating Quantitative And Qualitative Research For Country Case Studies Of Development David Hulme GPRG-WPS-063
Contrasting visions for aid and governance in the 21st century: the White House Millennium Challenge Account and DFID’s Drivers of Change Vasudha Chhotray and David Hulme GPRG-WPS-062
Inequality Aversion and Stochastic Decision- making: Experimental Evidence from Zimbabwean Villages after Land Reform Stefan Kohler GPRG-WPS-061
African poverty through the lens of labor economics: Earnings & mobility in three countries Justin Sandefur, Pieter Serneels and Francis Teal GPRG-WPS-060
Teacher characteristics and student performance in India: A pupil fixed effects approach Geeta Gandhi Kingdon GPRG-WPS-059
Spontaneous Markets, Networks, and Social Capital: Lessons from Africa Marcel Fafchamps GPRG-WPS-058
Quality Control in Non-Staple Food Markets: Evidence from India Marcel Fafchamps, Ruth Hill and Bart Minten GPRG-WPS-057
Subjective Welfare, Isolation, and Relative Consumption Marcel Fafchamps and Forhad Shilpi GPRG-WPS-056
Is International Funding Crowding Out Charitable Contributions in African NGOs? Marcel Fafchamps and Trudy Owens GPRG-WPS-055
Does Oil Corrupt? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in West Africa Pedro C. Vicente GPRG-WPS-054
Pluralist Methodology for Development Economics: The Example of Moral Economy of Indian Labour Markets Wendy Olsen GPRG-WPS-053
Do returns to education matter to schooling participation? Geeta Kingdon and Nicolas Theopold GPRG-WPS-052
To train or to educate? Evidence from Tanzania Godius Kahyarara and Francis Teal GPRG-WPS-051
Gender, Education and Occupational Outcomes: Kenya’s Informal Sector in the 1990s Rosemary Atieno and Francis Teal GPRG-WPS-050
The role of risk in shaping production decisions: an empirical analysis Ruth Vargas Hill GPRG-WPS-049
Coffee Price Risk in the Market: Exporter, Trader and Producer. Data from Uganda Ruth Vargas Hill GPRG-WPS-048
Escaping Violence, Seeking Freedom: Why Children In Bangladesh Migrate To The Street Alessandro Conticini and David Hulme GPRG-WPS-047
Nutritional status and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa, 1950-1980 Alexander Moradi GPRG-WPS-046
Remittances, poverty reduction and the informalisation of household wellbeing in Zimbabwe Sarah Bracking and Lloyd Sachikonye GPRG-WPS-045
Intrahousehold Welfare Marcel Fafchamps, Bereket Kebede, and Agnes R. Quisumbing GPRG-WPS-044
Reclaiming development? NGOs and the challenge of alternatives Diana Mitlin, Sam Hickey and Anthony Bebbington GPRG-WPS-043
A Pluralist Account of Labour Participation in India Wendy Olsen and Smita Mehta GPRG-WPS-042
Why has microfinance been a policy success in Bangladesh (and beyond)? David Hulme and Karen Moore GPRG-WPS-041
Culture and Corruption Abigail Barr and Danila Serra GPRG-WPS-040
Household Formation and Marriage Markets Marcel Fafchamps and Agnes R. Quisumbing GPRG-WPS-039
Price Transmission and Trader Entry in Domestic Commodity Markets Marcel Fafchamps and Ruth Vargas Hill GPRG-WPS-038
The Formation of Risk Sharing Networks Marcel Fafchamps and Flore Gubert GPRG-WPS-037
Exporting from manufacturing firms in Sub-Saharan Africa Neil Rankin, Måns Söderbom and Francis Teal GPRG-WPS-036
Enhancing The Development Capabilities Of Civil Society Organisations, With Particular Reference To Christian Faith- Based Organisations (CFBOS) Deryke Belshaw GPRG-WPS-035
Strategy Choice and Cognitive Ability in Field Experiments Abigail Barr, Magnus Lindelow,
Jose Garcia-Montalvo and Pieter Serneels
GPRG-WPS-034
Intrinsic motivations on the development frontline:
Do they exist? Do they endure?
Abigail Barr, Magnus Lindelow,
Jose Garcia-Montalvo and Pieter Serneels
GPRG-WPS-033
The Capability Approach: Its Development, Critiques and Recent Advances David A. Clark GPRG-WPS-032
Moral Political Economy and Poverty: Four Theoretical Schools Compared Wendy Olsen GPRG-WPS-031
Labor Market Flexibility, Wages and Incomes in sub-Saharan Africa in the 1990s Geeta Kingdon, Justin Sandefur and Francis Teal GPRG-WPS-030
Do Wages reflect Productivity? Pieter Serneels GPRG-WPS-029
Have NGOs ‘Made a Difference?’
From Manchester to Birmingham with an Elephant in the Room
Michael Edwards GPRG-WPS-028
Rights-Based Development: The challenge of Change and Power Jennifer Chapman,
Valerie Miller, Adriano Campolina Soares and John Samuel
GPRG-WPS-027
Core Poverty, Basic Capabilities and Vagueness: An Application to the South African Context David A. Clark and Mozaffar Qizilbash GPRG-WPS-026
Gender and Household Education Expenditure in Pakistan Monazza Aslam and
Geeta Gandhi Kingdon
GPRG-WPS-025
Political Entrepreneurs or Development Agents: An NGO’s tale of resistance and acquiescence in Madhya Pradesh, India Vasudha Chhotray GPRG-WPS-024
Knowledge generation for poverty reduction within donor organizations Anthony Bebbington and Armando Barrientos GPRG-WPS-023
Re-interpreting the rights-based approach – a grassroots perspective on rights and development     Diana Mitlin and Sheela Patel GPRG-WPS-022
Property Rights in a Very Poor Country: Tenure Insecurity and Investment in Ethiopia Daniel Ayalew, Stefan Dercon and Madhur Gautam GPRG-WPS-021
Towards A Unified Framework for Understanding the Depth, Breadth and Duration of Poverty David Clark and David Hulme GPRG-WPS-020
The Rights of the Rich versus the Rights of the Poor John Gledhill GPRG-WPS-019
For Public Service or Money:
Understanding Geographical Imbalances in the Health Workforce
Pieter Serneels, Magnus Lindelow, Jose Garcia-Montalvo and Abigail Barr GPRG-WPS-018
The Dynamics of Returns to Education in Kenyan and Tanzanian Manufacturing Måns Söderbom, Francis Teal, Anthony Wambugu And Godius Kahyarara GPRG-WPS-017
Democracy and Resource Rents Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler GPRG-WPS-016
How flexible are wages in response to local unemployment in South Africa? Geeta Kingdon and John Knight GPRG-WPS-015
Does performance related pay for teachers improve student performance? Some evidence from India Geeta Kingdon and Francis Teal GPRG-WPS-014
Local Identities of Poverty: poverty narratives in decentralized government and the role of poverty research in Uganda Phil Woodhouse GPRG-WPS-013
Empirical determinants of corruption: A sensitivity analysis Danila Serra GPRG-WPS-012
Narratives, stories and tales: understanding poverty dynamics through life histories Uma Kothari and David Hulme GPRG-WPS-011
Unemployment in South Africa, 1995-2003: Causes, Problems and Policies Geeta Kingdon and John Knight GPRG-WPS-010
Representing Poverty and Attacking Representations: Some Anthropological Perspectives on Poverty in Development Maia Green GPRG-WPS-009
Pluralism, Poverty and Sharecropping: Cultivating Open-Mindedness in Development Studies Wendy Olsen GPRG-WPS-008
Development and Social Capital Marcel Fafchamps GPRG-WPS-007
Capturing the political? The role of political analysis in the multi-disciplining of development studies Sam Hickey GPRG-WPS-006
Capabilities, Reproductive Health and Well-being Jocelyn DeJong GPRG-WPS-005
Poverty Persistence and Transitions in Uganda: A Combined Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis David Lawson , Andy McKay and John Okidi GPRG-WPS-004
Subjective well-being poverty versus income poverty and capabilities poverty? Geeta Gandhi Kingdon and John Knight GPRG-WPS-003
Consumption, Welfare and Well-Being in Ghana in the 1990s Francis Teal GPRG-WPS-002
The case for cross-disciplinary social science research on poverty, inequality and well-being David Hulme and John Toye GPRG-WPS-001

GPRG-related working papers

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Snakes, ladders and traps: changing lives and livelihoods in rural
Bangladesh (1994-2001)
Naila Kabeer CPRC working paper 50
Seeking solutions to Vulnerability in Old Age: Preferences, constraints, and alternatives for coverage under Peru’s pension system Abigail Barr and Truman G. Packard. CSAE WPS/2005-05
Insecurity and welfare Marcel Fafchamps and Bart Minten. CSAE WPS/2004-31
Selling at the farm-gate or travelling to market Marcel Fafchamps and Ruth Vargas Hill. CSAE WPS/2004-30
A client-community assessment of the NGO sector in Uganda Abigail Barr and Marcel Fafchamps CSAE WPS/2004-23
Rational and biased trust Abigail Barr CSAE WPS/2004-22
Community, comparisons and subjective well-being in a divided society Geeta G. Kingdon and John Knight CSAE WPS/2004-21
Wages and reciprocity in the workplace Abigail Barr and Pieter Serneels CSAE WPS/2004-18
Production changes in Ghana cocoa farming households under market reforms Francis Teal and Marcella Vigneri CSAE WPS/2004-16
Military expenditure in postconflict societies Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler CSAE WPS/2004-13
The resources and governance of non-governmental organizations in Uganda Abigail Barr, Marcel Fafchamps and Trudy Owens CSAE WPS/2004-06
The Influence of Ill Health on Chronic and Transient Poverty: Evidence from Uganda David Lawson CPRC Working paper 41
The Politics of Staying Poor in Uganda Sam Hickey CPRC Working paper 37
The Economic and Social Processes Influencing the Level and Nature of Chronic Poverty in Urban Areas Diana Mitlin CPRC Working paper 29
The Political Economy of Chronic Poverty Sarah Bracking CPRC Working paper 23
Thinking 'Small' and the Understanding of Poverty: Maymana and Mofizul's Story David Hulme CPRC Working paper 22