Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/115514
Authors: 
Salazar, Lina
Aramburu, Julián
González-Flores, Mario
Winters, Paul
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-567
Abstract: 
This paper presents the impact evaluation of CRIAR program, implemented in rural areas in Bolivia. The objective of CRIAR is to increase smallholders' agricultural income and food security through productivity improvements triggered by technological adoption. In this study, we use data from a sample of 1,287 households-817 beneficiaries and 470 controls- interviewed specifically for this evaluation. The econometric approach to estimate the program's impact is an instrumental variable model. This approach addresses possible endogeneity and self-selection issues that might arise from program's implementation. The results present evidence that program participation increased agricultural productivity, household income and improved food security. Overall, this study confirms the importance of considering the role of productive programs as policy tools to address vulnerability to food insecurity.
Subjects: 
Technology Adoption
Food Security
Productivity
Instrumental Variables
Bolivia
JEL: 
O13
O33
Q12
Q16
Q18
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/legalcode
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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