Journal Articles


Journal Articles

     A moral economy of water: Charity wells in Egypt's Nile delta

ElDidi, Hagar; Corbera, Esteve 2017

     Spice price spikes: Simulating impacts of saffron price volatility in gendered local economy-wide model

Filipski, Mateusz J.; Aboudrare, Abdellah; Lybbert, Travis J.; Taylor, J. Edward 2017

     The role of agriculture for economic development and gender in Iraq

Al-Haboby, Azhr; Breisinger, Clemens; Debowicz, Dario; El-Hakim, Abdul Hussein; Ferguson, Jenna; Telleria, Roberto; van Rheenen, Teunis 2016

     Climate change and economic growth: An intertemporal general equilibrium analysis for Egypt

Elshennawy, Abeer; Robinson, Sherman; Willenbockel, Dirk 2016

     The GCC countries RE-readiness: Strengths and gaps for development of renewable energy technologies

Mondal, Md. Hossain Alam; Hawila, Diala; Kennedy, Scott; Mezher, Toufic 2016

     Effects of the 2008 flood on economic performance and food security in Yemen

Breisinger, Clemens; Ecker, Olivier; Thiele, Rainer; Wiebelt, Manfred 2016

     Who bears the costs of climate change? Evidence from Tunisia

Wiebelt, Manfred; Al-Riffai, Perrihan; Breisinger, Clemens; Robertson, Richard D. 2015

     Costing alternative transfer modalities

Margolies, Amy; Hoddinott, John F. 2015

     Harnessing the sun and wind for economic development?

Al-Riffai, Perrihan; Blohmke, Julian; Breisinger, Clemens; Wiebelt, Manfred 2015

     Simulating economic growth effects on food and nutrition security in Yemen

Breisinger, Clemens; Ecker, Olivier 2014

     Compounding food and income insecurity in Yemen

Wiebelt, Manfred; Breisinger, Clemens; Ecker, Olivier; Al-Riffai, Perrihan; Robertson, Richard D.; Thiele, Rainer 2013

     Economic impacts of climate change in Syria

Breisinger, Clemens; Zhu, Tingju; Al-Riffai, Perrihan; Nelson, Gerald C.; Robertson, Richard D.; Funes, José; Verner, Dorte 2013

     Leveraging fuel subsidy reform for transition in Yemen

Breisinger, Clemens; Engelke, Wilfried; Ecker, Olivier 2012

     Stuck on stubble? The non-market value of agricultural byproducts for diversified farmers in Morocco

Magnan, Nicholas; Larson, Douglas M.; Taylor, J. Edward 2012

     Impacts of the triple global crisis on growth and poverty

Breisinger, Clemens; Diao, Xinshen; Collion, Marie-Helen; Rondot, Pierre 2011

     A strategic framework for improving food security in Arab countries

Julian A. Lampietti; Sean Michaels; Nicholas Magnan; Alex F. McCalla; Saade, Maurice; Khouri, Nadim 2011

     Comment on: Abou-Ali, H., El-Azony, H., El-Laithy, H., Haughton, J. and Khandker, S., 2010. Evaluating the impact of Egyptian Social Fund for Development programmes. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 2 (4), 521-555

Duvendack, Maren; Palmer-Jones, Richard 2011

     Grain import dependency in the MENA region

Sadler, Marc; Magnan, Nicholas 2011

     The future role of agriculture in the Arab region’s food security

Sulser, Timothy B.; Nestorova, Bella; Rosegrant, Mark W.; van Rheenen, Teunis 2011

     Booming markets for Moroccan argan oil appear to benefit some rural households while threatening the endemic argan forest

Lybbert, Travis J.; Aboudrare, Abdellah; Chaloud, Deborah; Magnan, Nicholas; Nash, Maliha 2011

     The overlap of overweight and anemia among women in three countries undergoing the nutrition transition

Eckhardt, Cara L.; Torheim, L.E.; Monterrubio, E.; Barquera-Cervera, S.; Ruel, Marie T. 2008

     A general equilibrium analysis of conjunctive ground and surface water use with an application to Morocco

Diao, Xinshen; Dinar, Ariel; Roe Terry L.; Tsur, Yacov 2008

     The value of the high Aswan Dam to the Egyptian economy

Strzepek, Kenneth; Yohe, Gary Wynn.; Tol, Richard S.J.; Rosegrant, Mark W. 2008

     Examining the socioeconomic impacts of irrigation in the Southeast Anatolia Region of Turkey

Miyata, Sachiko; Fujii, Tomoki 2007
We explore the socioeconomic changes following implementation of an irrigation system in the Southeast Anatolia region of Turkey, and examines whether the improvement originally envisioned was achieved. We surveyed seven irrigated and eight non-irrigated villages in Sanliurfa Province, collecting several indicators at the household level, including crop patterns, household living standards, and access to water. Local perception of the irrigation project and decisions regarding water use also are examined. The irrigation projects have improved knowledge sharing of irrigation technology and helped to introduce the sharing of agricultural machinery. The projects also seem to have shifted the tribal hierarchy toward peer relationships. While positive changes are observed in irrigated villages, there remain socioeconomic problems that need to be addressed, such as water user association management and salinization." -- Authors' Abstract

     Micronutrient deficiency and the prevalence of mothers’ overweight/obesity in Egypt

Asfaw, Abay 2007

     Economics, water management, and conflict resolution in the Middle East and beyond

Fisher, Franklin M.; Huber-Lee, Annette 2006

     Economy-wide gains from decentralized water allocation in a spatially heterogenous agricultural economy

Diao, Xinshen; Roe, Terry L.; Doukkali, Rachid 2005

     Feedback links between economy-wide and farm-level policies: with application to irrigation water management in Morocco

Roe, Terry L.; Dinar, Ariel; Tsur, Yacov; Diao, Xinshen 2005
"This paper focuses on policy interventions for improving irrigation water allocation decisions by including both macro and micro considerations in a unified analytical CGE framework. The approach is demonstrated, using the case of Morocco, by analyzing selected policy (top-down and bottom-up) interventions and external shocks that affect the water sector. Both direct and indirect effects of these interventions are identified. The top-down (macro-to-micro) links are of a trade reform type. The bottom-up (micro-to-macro) links pertain to changes in farm water assignments and the possibility of water trading. We find that water productivity is strongly influenced by these policies, with the general equilibrium (indirect) effects modifying and sometimes reversing the partial equilibrium (direct) effects. We also find that the impacts of the two reforms we assessed are different, with trade reform having an absolute impact of a higher magnitude than the water reform. Finally, we show that the sequence of introducing the policy reforms matters. We also demonstrate the usefulness of our model approach in the case of the Water Directive Framework and the Common Agricultural Policy, both applied in EU countries in an antagonistic manner." -- Authors' Abstract

     Robust poverty and inequality measurement in Egypt: correcting for spatial-price variation and sample design effects

Jolliffe, Dean; Datt, Gaurav; Sharma, Manohar 2004

     Avoiding chronic and transitory poverty: evidence from Egypt, 1997-1999

Haddad, Lawrence James James; Ahmed, Akhter U. 2003

     Weighing what's practical: proxy means tests for targeting food subsidies in Egypt

Ahmed, Akhter U.; Bouis, Howarth E. 2002
Despite achieving a significant cost reduction over the past two decades, the absolute cost of food subsidies in Egypt is still high relative to the benefits received by the poor. There is scope for better targeting food subsidies, in particular those for rationed cooking oil and sugar, both because reforms in this area are perceived to be far less politically sensitive than adjusting subsidy policies for bread and wheat flour and because higher income groups presently receive a significant percentage of the benefits. Targeting the high-subsidy green ration cards to the poor and the low-subsidy red ration cards to the nonpoor will require identification of both poor and nonpoor households. An International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) research team in Egypt, in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Supply, developed a proxy means test for targeting ration cards. This paper describes the process of moving from the optimal income-predicting model to the final model that was both administratively and politically feasible. An ex-ante evaluation of the levels of accuracy of the proxy means testing model indicates that the model performs quite well in predicting the needy and nonneedy households. An effective and full implementation of this targeting method would increase the equity in the ration card food subsidy system and, at the same time, lower the total budgetary costs of rationed food subsidies. Moreover, the experience gained under this reform would facilitate targeting future social interventions to reduce and prevent poverty in Egypt.

     Institutional change in the Syrian Rangelands

Ngaido, Tidiane; Shomo, Farouk; Arab, Georges 2001

     Food subsidies in Egypt: reform options, distribution and welfare

Lofgren, Hans; El-Said, Moataz 2001

     A profile of poverty in Egypt

Datt, Gaurav; Jolliffe, Dean; Sharma, Manohar 2001
This paper presents a profile of poverty in Egypt for 1997. It assesses the magnitude of poverty and its distribution across geographic and socioeconomic groups, provides information on the characteristics of the poor, illustrates the heterogeneity amongst the poor, and helps identify empirical correlates of poverty. This poverty profile is constructed using data from the Egypt Integrated Household Survey (EIHS), which is a nationwide, multiple-topic household survey. One of the more striking set of findings relates to the differences between the poor and the non-poor in their educational attainments. Our results indicate a significant literacy and schooling gap between the poor and the non-poor. On average the poor have 2.6 fewer years of schooling than the non-poor, and their literacy rate is 27 percent lower than the non-poor. Our results also indicate that augmenting educational attainment of the poor does not require building more schools, but reducing the poor s opportunity cost of attending schools and increasing their returns from extra schooling, both suggesting the importance of income generating activities as a policy instrument.

     Ensuring food security in Egypt: food subsidy, income generation and market reform, Cairo, Egypt, 25-26 May 1999

McClafferty, Bonnie 2000

     A new approach to SAM updating with an application to Egypt

Thissen, Mark; Lofgren, Hans 1998

     Wheat policy reform in Egypt: effects on production, prices, and marketing channels

Abdel-Latif, Abla M.; Kherallah, Mylene; Gruhn, Peter 1998

     Macro and micro effects of subsidy cuts: a short-run CGE analysis for Egypt

Lofgren, Hans 1995

     The economic and demographic determinants of international migration in rural Egypt

Adams, Richard H., Jr. 1993

     The economic uses and impact of international remittances in rural Egypt

Adams, Richard H., Jr. 1991

     Worker remittances and inequality in rural Egypt

Adams, Richard H., Jr. 1989

     Egypt's food subsidy policy

Alderman, Harold; von Braun, Joachim 1986

     Development and structural change in rural Egypt, 1952 to 1982

Adams, Richard H., Jr. 1985

     Modelación de política gubernamental: el caso de las importaciones de alimentos, política de precios y la balanza de pagos en Egipto

Scobie, Grant McDonald; Valdes, Alberto 1982

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