Financial Reconstruction in Conflict and 'Post-Conflict' Economies

World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER), Working Papers 01/2001

Posted: 20 Nov 2014

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Tony Addison

United Nations University

Alemayehu Geda

Independent

Philippe Le Billon

University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Geography; University of British Columbia (UBC) - Liu Institute for Global Issues

Syed Mansoob Murshed

Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Date Written: January 1, 2001

Abstract

This paper critically reviews some recent attempts to increase poor female farmers' access to, and control of, productive resources, focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. It surveys the literature from 1998 to 2008 that describes interventions and policy changes across several key agricultural resources. Compared to interventions designed to increase investment in human capital, only a minority of interventions or policy changes increasing female farmers' access to productive resources have been rigorously evaluated. Future interventions also need to pay attention to the design of alternative delivery mechanisms, tradeoffs between practical and strategic gender needs, and to culture- and context-specificity of gender roles.

Suggested Citation

Addison, Tony and Geda, Alemayehu and Le Billon, Philippe and Murshed, Syed Mansoob, Financial Reconstruction in Conflict and 'Post-Conflict' Economies (January 1, 2001). World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER), Working Papers 01/2001, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2528079

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Alemayehu Geda

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