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Aid, Policies and Growth: A Nonlinear Reassessment

The association between foreign aid and growth has been controversial for decades and the evidence is quitemixed with results sensitive to data samples and modelling approaches. We reassess the relationship betweenaid, policy and growth implementing a…

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Animal sourced foods and child stunting

Stunting affects 160 million pre-school children around the world, and imposes significant costs on a child’s health, cognitive development, schooling and economic performance. Stunting in early childhood has been linked to poor dietary diversity,…

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Remoteness, urbanization and child nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa

Reducing undernutrition requires improving access to goods and services from a wide range of economic and social sectors, including agriculture, education and health. Yet despite broad agreement on the multisectoral nature of the global burden of…

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Exploring the agriculture-nutrition linkage in northern Ghana

This study contributes to the literature by examining the agriculture‒nutrition linkage using data from northern Ghana. Specifically, we assess the relative importance of productivity and production diversity in improving household dietary diversity,…

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Agro-processing and horticultural exports from Africa

This paper analyzes the principal features of agro-processing and horticultural exports from SSA and explores policy alternatives based on simulation analyses. We first provide a conceptual section focusing on changing patterns of processing and…

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