JICA Research Institute

Research

Empirical Study of the Impact of Infrastructure-Building on East African Farm Villages: the Role of Space, Infrastructure, Human Capital and an Experiment with Weather Insurance

Past Research Projects

This study, which is being conducted jointly with the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), will formulate policy proposals after empirically examining the impact of policies on the welfare of agricultural households in eastern Africa. The focus will be on infrastructure, agriculture and climate change. The examination will be based on long-term panel data from agricultural households in Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia. Analysis of the impact of information infrastructure -- namely mobile phones -- on agricultural marketing and labor migration is in the final stages.

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