Past Research Projects

Empirical Study of Growth and Poverty Reduction in Indonesian Farms: the Role of Space, Infrastructure and Human Capital and the Impact of the Financial Crisis

This study aims to develop long-term panel data on agricultural households in 98 Indonesian villages in seven provinces to identify the roles played by space, infrastructure, human capital and agriculture, among others, in the dynamics of growth and poverty reduction. It will take a micro-econometric approach to derive policy proposals. Some of the findings have been published already in World Development Report 2009. Several papers on space, human capital, infrastructure and other areas are in preparation. This is a joint study with the International Food Policy Research Institute. The impact of the financial crisis is also being monitored in part of the region studied.