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The 1.5 billion people question: Food, vouchers, or cash transfers?

This book addresses the thorny and fascinating question of how food and voucher programs, despite theory and evidence generally favoring cash, remain relevant, have evolved, and, in most circumstances, have improved over time. In doing so, we take an…

discussion paper

Drought-tolerant rice, weather index insurance, and comprehensive risk management for smallholders: Evidence from a multiyear field experiment in India

This paper provides some of the first empirical evidence on farmers’ demand for two drought risk–management products: a recently released DT rice cultivar and a more comprehensive DT-WII risk–management bundle. The paper makes several noteworthy…

discussion paper

The evolution of tractorization in India’s low-wage economy: Key patterns and implications

This study reviews the evolution of tractor use in India in the past few decades, and supplements this with a panel model analysis using factors associated with state-level tractor density growth. Growth in tractor use in India, unlike that in the…

project paper

Picture-based insurance: is it sustainable? Effects on willingness to pay, adverse selection, and moral hazard

This project note hence describes to what extent picture-based crop insurance is viable from an economic point of view, addressing the following questions: (1) Do farmers strategically reduce crop management efforts (that is, does PBI induce moral…


A4NH 2016 annual report

In its 5th year of Phase I, A4NH has validated its core areas of research, taking many to scale while also broadening its Phase II portfolio