Projects

Knowledge Heterogeneity: Experimental Evidence on Information Barriers to Agricultural Technology Adoption in Uganda

Official websitehttp://www.3ieimpact.org/en/evidence/impact-evaluations/details/5600/

Funding Institution: International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

Partner: University of Makerere

Start/End date: March 2015 – March 2019

LdA Researchers: Mariapia Mendola (Principal Investigator), Harounan Kazianga (Co-PI), Franklin Simtowe (Co-PI), William Ekere (local partner), Jacopo Bonan and Alessio Romarri

Goals: The project’s aim is to shed light, through rigorous evidence, on the nature and magnitude of the frictions that slow down agricultural technology adoption in low-income contexts. For this purpose, the project is evaluating the impact of a large-scale IFAD-supported agricultural development project by employing an experimental design, which encompasses the randomization of the extension services provision across rural geographical districts in Eastern and Northern Uganda. 

Events

Designing and implementing high-quality, policy-relevant impact evaluations: Learning from evaluating cash transfer and agricultural innovation programmes” organised by IFAD, Rome, 30 May – 1 June 2016

Subjective Expectations, Labour Market Choices and Migration among University Students in Mozambique

Official website: http://www.theigc.org/project/subjective-expectations-labour-market-choices-and-migration-among-university-students-in-mozambique/

Funding InstitutionInternational Growth Centre (IGC)

Partner: University of Maputo

Start/End date: September 2016 – December 2017

LdA Researchers: Mariapia Mendola (Principal Investigator), Luigi Minale (Co-PI), Ines Raimundo (Co-I, local partner), Alessio Romarri

GoalsThis project aims at investigating the role of subjective expectations about employment and earnings in influencing occupational and migration choices of university students in Mozambique. To do so, the project includes an original and detailed survey data collection in two major universities in Mozambique, namely the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) and the Universidade Politecnica, both in Maputo. The final objective of this research is to shed new light on the determinants of the skill-mismatch in the youth labour market in Mozambique (similarly to other African countries) and the decision of many high-skilled young people to migrate abroad.

Towards a Sustainable Migration: Interventions in the Countries of Origin

Funding Institution: Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (Rome)

Partners: ICID-University of Tor Vergata (Rome), Coordinator

Start/End date: 20016

LdA Researchers: Mariapia Mendola, Alessio Romarri

Goal: The Report, prepared by a team led by Furio C. Rosati (ICID), has been developed within the framework of the Migration Compact, the document of the Government of Italy that calls for systematic and scaled-up efforts in the management of international migration flows, in close partnership with countries of origin. The Report presents and discusses an array of policies that can be implemented in the countries of origin to help turn the challenge of migration into an opportunity for source and destination countries alike.

Report

TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE MIGRATION. Interventions in countries of origin, by Furio C. Rosati, Mariapia Mendola, Anita Guelfi and Amedeo Parrella, The Italian Centre for International Development and Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, January 2017.

Events

MIGRATION AS A DRIVER OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. Cooperation policies and strategies between origin and destination countries, 13th March 2017, Palazzo Greppi – Sala Napoleonica, Via Sant’Antonio 12, Milan.

L’Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo: tra continuità e nuove strategie, 5 April 2016, Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Roma.

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