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Prioritizing rural investments in Africa: A hybrid evaluation approach applied to Uganda

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  • Pauw, Karl
  • Thurlow, James

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Prioritizing public investments requires information on relative returns that are difficult to derive from disparate evaluation studies. This paper presents a .hybrid. approach that combines ex post evaluation data with an economy-wide model for experimen

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper WP2013/060.

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Date of creation: 2013
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Keywords: rural investment; impact evaluation; agricultural growth; poverty;

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