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dc.contributor.authorArndt, Channingen_US
dc.contributor.authorMsangi, Siwaen_US
dc.contributor.authorThurlow, Jamesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T13:19:53Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-15T13:19:53Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-348-8en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54161-
dc.description.abstractMany low income countries in Africa are optimistic that producing biofuels domestically will not only reduce their dependence on imported fossil fuels, but also stimulate economic development, particularly in poorer rural areas. Skeptics, on the other hand, view biofuels as a threat to food security in the region and as a land-grabbing opportunity for foreign investors. As a result of this ongoing debate, national biofuels task forces have been asked to evaluate both the viability of domestic biofuels production and its broader implications for economic development. To guide these complex evaluations, this paper presents an analytical framework that prioritizes different aspects of a comprehensive national assessment and identifies suitable evaluation methods. The findings from recent assessments for Mozambique and Tanzania are used to illustrate the framework. While these two country studies found that biofuels investments could enhance development, their experiences highlight potential tradeoffs, especially at the macroeconomic and environmental levels, where further research is needed.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,110en_US
dc.subject.jelQ56en_US
dc.subject.jelQ42en_US
dc.subject.jelO44en_US
dc.subject.jelO55en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordbiofuelsen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordfood securityen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordAfricaen_US
dc.subject.stwBiokraftstoffen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwNahrungsmittelversorgungen_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwAfrikaen_US
dc.titleAre biofuels good for African development? An analytical framework with evidence from Mozambique and Tanzaniaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn636894541en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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