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    Essays on Impact evaluation: new empirical evidence from Vietnam
    Nguyen Viet Cuong, N. - \ 2009
    Wageningen University. Promotor(en): D. Bigman; Robert Lensink, co-promotor(en): Marrit van den Berg. - Wageningen : Wageningen Academic Publishers - ISBN 9789085854302 - 198
    armoede - overheidsbeleid - migratie - sociale zekerheid - inkomen - dispariteit - economische evaluatie - vietnam - azië - microfinanciering - welzijn - poverty - government policy - migration - social security - income - disparity - economic evaluation - vietnam - asia - microfinance - well-being
    Keywords: Credit, cash transfers, remittances, migration, poverty, inequality, impact evaluation, Vietnam, Asia

    This study estimates the impact of various economic flows including government-subsidized micro-credit, informal credit, public and private transfers, international remittances, and migration on poverty and inequality for Vietnam using Vietnam Household Living Standard Surveys in 2004 and 2006. Impact evaluation methods employed in the study include fixedeffects regression and difference-in-differences with propensity score matching. Poverty is measured by three Foster-Greer-Thorbecke poverty indexes, while inequality is measured by the Gini coefficient, Theil’s L and Theil’s T indexes. It is found that the impact of the governmental micro-credit, public transfers and international remittances on poverty reduction is very limited. On the contrary, informal credit, domestic (internal) private transfers and migration have positive and statistically significant impacts on poverty reduction. The domestic private transfers have the largest effect on the total poverty of the population due to a high impact on expenditure and a large coverage of the poor. Regarding inequality, both government-subsidized micro-credit and informal credit do not affect inequality significantly. Public transfers and international remittances increase inequality slightly, while domestic private transfers and migration lead to a decrease in inequality.

    Globalization and the Least Developed Countries: Potentials and Pitfalls
    Bigman, D. - \ 2007
    Wallingford, United Kingdom : CABI - ISBN 9781845933081 - 336
    economische ontwikkeling - economische groei - globalisering - armoede - minst ontwikkelde landen - ontwikkelingslanden - afrika ten zuiden van de sahara - ontwikkelingsbeleid - ontwikkelingsprogramma's - wereldeconomie - economic development - economic growth - globalization - poverty - least developed countries - developing countries - africa south of sahara - development policy - development programmes - world economy
    One of the most notable changes in the world economy during the past three decades has been the diverging trends in the growth of the developing countries. Compared to East Asian countries that have integrated well into the global economy, those of Sub-Saharan Africa have remained stagnant and have become the world's least developed area. The policies and programmes of international organizations have failed to improve the situation while the global economy becomes dominated by trans-national corporations. A review of the suitability of globalization as an economic strategy for these under-developed countries is therefore needed. Focusing on the impact of globalization and on the constraints imposed by the changes in the world's production and trade, this book examines the opportunities open to the least developed countries as they design their strategies to accelerate growth and alleviate poverty.
    Global Outsourcing and FDI: Can the Least Developed Countries participate in the Process?
    Bigman, D. - \ 2004
    Stanford : Stanford Center of International Development (Working paper / Stanford Center of International Development 229)
    Targeting agricultural research and development for poverty reduction: general principles and an illustration for Sub-Saharan Africa
    Bigman, D. ; Loevinsohn, M. - \ 2003
    In: Agricultural research and poverty reduction: Some issues and evidence / Mathur, S., Pachico, D., Cali, Colombia : Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) (Economics and Impact Series 2) - p. 131 - 152.
    Globalization and the Developing Countries : Introduction and Overview
    Bigman, D. - \ 2002
    In: Globalization and Developing Countries: Emerging Strategies for Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation / Bigman, D., Wallingford, United Kingdom : CAB International - ISBN 9780851995755 - p. 1 - 26.
    Diversifying Agricultural Production in SSA : The Role of Public Agricultural Research
    Bigman, D. - \ 2002
    In: Globalization and Developing Countries: Emerging Strategies of Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation / Bigman, D., Wallingford, United Kingdom : CAB International - ISBN 9780851995755 - p. 237 - 258.
    The Pros and Cons of Globalization for Developing Countries : A Review of the Theoretical Controversies and the Empirical Evidence
    Bigman, D. - \ 2002
    In: Globalization and Developing Countries: Emerging Strategies of Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation / Bigman, D., - p. 27 - 83.
    Globalization and Developing Countries: Emerging Strategies of Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation
    Bigman, D. - \ 2002
    Wallingford [etc.] : CABI [etc.] - ISBN 9780851995755 - 336
    globalisering - economische groei - armoede - plattelandsontwikkeling - economische ontwikkeling - gevalsanalyse - agrarische economie - economisch beleid - internationale handel - ontwikkelingslanden - globalization - economic growth - poverty - rural development - economic development - case studies - agricultural economics - economic policy - international trade - developing countries
    The globalization process and the internal policy reforms that the developing countries have implemented during the past decade have changed the relative prices of practically all their inputs and outputs. Agricultural producers have therefore been forced to change the structure and methods of their production. The objective of this book is to review the impact of globalization on a number of issues. These include the effects of changes in global trading rules and regulations, the removal of trade barriers and the elimination of many country-specific and commodity-specific trade agreements, on the economies of developing countries in general and their agricultural sectors in particular.
    Intellectual Property Rights and the Commercialization of Research on Public Research in Developing Countries
    Bigman, D. - \ 2002
    In: Globalization and the Developing Countries: Emerging Strategies for Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation / Bigman, D., Wallingford, United Kingdom : CAB International - ISBN 9780851995755 - p. 185 - 201.
    Technical Standards in a Liberalized Agri-Food System : Institutional Implications for Developing Countries
    Kuyvenhoven, A. ; Bigman, D. - \ 2002
    Tijdschrift voor sociaalwetenschappelijk onderzoek van de landbouw 17 (2002)1. - ISSN 0921-481X - p. 51 - 62.
    agro-industriële sector - voedselindustrie - voedselproductie - landbouwindustrie - liberalisering van de handel - ontwikkelingslanden - agroindustrial sector - food industry - food production - agribusiness - trade liberalization - developing countries
    Het proces van liberalisatie op wereldschaal wordt gevolgd, welke gevolgen dit heeft voor de landbouw en handel in ontwikkelingslanden en welke trends hierbij in de nabije toekomst te verwachten zijn
    The Role of Public Agricultural Research in Securing Future Harvests
    Bigman, D. - \ 2002
    Wageningen : Wageningen Universiteit - 27
    beleid inzake voedsel - landbouwkundig onderzoek - landbouwproductie - voedselvoorziening - onderzoeksinstituten - food policy - agricultural research - agricultural production - food supply - research institutes
    Geographical targeting of poverty alleviation programs : methodology and applications in rural India
    Bigman, D. ; Srinivasan, P.V. - \ 2002
    Journal of Policy Modeling 2002 (2002)24. - ISSN 0161-8938 - p. 237 - 255.
    The paper presents a methodology for mapping poverty within national borders at the level of relatively small geographical areas and illustrates this methodology for India. Poverty alleviation programs in India are presently targeted only at the level of the state. All states includes, however, many non-poor households, whereas many poor households who live in states that have not been selected for the targeted programs are left out. The paper applies the methodology for mapping poverty at the level of districts in India, thus increasing the target areas from the 24 states (with over 40 million people in each) to 466 districts (with only around 2 million people in each).
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