Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80973
Authors: 
Pauw, Karl
Thurlow, James
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2013/060
Abstract: 
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 experimenting ex ante with alternative investment portfolios within a consistent, structural framework. The approach is used to evaluate rural investments in Uganda. Agricultural research and extension services are found to be much more effective at promoting economic growth and poverty reduction than either rural feeder roads or irrigation infrastructure. This suggests that the government's recent shift in emphasis from extension services to irrigation is potentially misguided.
Subjects: 
rural investment
impact evaluation
agricultural growth
poverty
JEL: 
O13
O21
O22
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-637-3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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