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Rwanda: an agrarian developmental state?

Graham Harrison

‘Getting the politics right’ in smallholder agriculture is an important first step in Rwanda’s development, but it needs to be sustained for a generation At the heart of the burgeoning literature on Rwanda is the country’s rapid economic growth since the early 2000s, and its accompaniment by a raft of other encouraging development statistics.  GDP per capita has grown from … Continue reading

23 July 2015 by
Categories: Development, Economics, SPERI Comment | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 comment

The CGIAR: the most important international organisation you’ve never heard of?

This little-known organisation is at the forefront of efforts to alleviate hunger and end poverty  Recently, the Economist carried a briefing on the ‘new green revolution’ in which it highlighted the work being done by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to develop new strains of rice that can be grown under changing climatic conditions. IRRI is one of 15 … Continue reading

17 June 2014 by
Categories: Climate change, Development, SPERI Comment, Sustainability | Tags: , | 1 comment