In collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), researchers at the Evans School are evaluating and conducting research on the effectiveness of new activities and findings about the rural poor and their interactions with markets.
Individuals in poor rural communities engaged in tenuous agriculturally-based livelihoods have narrow margins for error. Expanding activity and managing risk through diversifying or building a cushion of security is limited by poorly functioning land, labor, and commodity and credit markets. In response to these problems, and to the chronic poverty and insecurity they portend, IFAD’s "Program for Improving Market Participation of the Poor in Ha Tinh and Tra Vinh Provinces" (IMPP) is designed to build infrastructure, invest in skills training, and offer financial services to diversify livelihood strategies.
- Decision-Making and Tensions Between Gender and Market Approaches to Rural Development Policy (633 KB PDF)
- Applying Behavioral Economics to International Development Policy (152 KB PDF)
- Are Women as Likely to Take Risks and Compete? Behavioral Findings from Central Vietnam (320 KB PDF)
- Willing, but Unable: Examining the Determinants of Interest in Job Training Programs in Rural Vietnam (532 KB PDF)
- Credit and Risk: Analyzing Determinants of Willingness to Borrow More Credit in Rural Vietnam (629 KB PDF)
- IMPP Project Overview (137 KB PDF)
- Risk Perception (62 KB PDF)
- Discounting the Future (26 KB PDF)
- Policy-Maker & Farmer Preferences (29 KB PDF)
- Risk of Changing Livelihoods to Increase Market Orientation: Demand for Credit, Job Training Programs, and Attitudes toward Environmental Risks (324 KB PDF)
- Brisbane Conference Poster (736 KB PDF)
- Ha Tinh Workshop Production Portfolio Poster (8.8 MB PDF)
- Ha Tinh Workshop Market Orientation Poster (1.5 MB PDF)
- Survey Instrument (121 KB PDF)