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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: B-1-04
An Evidence-Based Study of the Innovative Anti-Poverty Practices and Market Institutions

Outline

This research project conducts empirical microeconomic research to explore the roles of markets, institutions, and technological innovations in reducing poverty. More specifically, we will examine the factors underlying spatial rice market dis-integration in Madagascar and the demand for and impacts of innovative anti-poverty products and practices, including index-based livestock insurance in east Africa and ultra-poor microcredit and solar lanterns in rural Bangladesh.

Period

April 2013 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] TAKAHASHI Kazushi
[ Co-researchers ] ITO Seiro
KUDO Yuya
SHONCHOY Abu
ARIMOTO Yutaka
KUROSAKI Takashi (Professor, Hitotsubashi University)
SAKURAI Takeshi (Professor, University of Tokyo)
KONO Hisaki (Associate Professor, Kyoto University)
IKEGAMI Munenobu (Consultant, International Livestock Research Institute)
Ralandison Tsilavo (Lecturer, Institut Superieur de Technologie d’Antananarivo)

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