Journal article: Cash transfers increase trust in local government

In their recent paper in World Development, David Evans, Brian Holtemeyer, and Katrina Kosec explore how conditional cash transfer programs can impact trust in government, and how the information available to citizens affects this relationship.

Journal article: Tragedy revisited (Science)

Ruth Meinzen-Dick discusses how games could be used to help people cooperate to sustainably manage water, a classic common pool resource - in the Science's "Tragedy revisited", a new paper to mark the 50th anniversary of the famous essay by Garrett Hardin.

PIM Flagship Notes 2018: Overview and recent achievements

Six newly released two-page brochures, representing each of the PIM research areas ('flagships'), give a quick overview of our research agenda and recent achievements.

Delivering more with less: Subnational service provision in low capacity states

The new paper examines how subnational variation in capacity affects access to agricultural extension in rural Nepal, finding that even when resources are scarce, knowledgeable and motivated bureaucrats can deliver surprisingly high levels of services.

Discussion paper: What is the role of men in connecting women to cash crop markets? Evidence from Uganda

Programs that seek to increase women’s participation in marketing activities related to the principal household economic activity must involve men if they are to be successful. The new IFPRI Discussion Paper analyzes take-up of a project that sought to increase women’s involvement in sugarcane marketing and sales by encouraging the registration of a sugarcane block contract in the wife’s name.