Edoardo Masset

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OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of agricultural interventions in improving the nutritional status of children in developing countries. DESIGN Systematic review. DATA SOURCES Published and unpublished reports (after 1990) in English identified by searching 10 databases (Agris, Econlit, Eldis, IBSS, IDEAS, IFPRI, Jolis, PubMed, Web of Science, and(More)
This paper surveys the theoretical literature on the relationship between income distribution and food demand, and identifies main gaps of current food modelling techniques that affect the accuracy of food demand projections. At the heart of the relationship between income distribution and food demand is Engel's law. Engel's law establishes that as income(More)
BACKGROUND 'Home-grown' school feeding programmes are complex interventions with the potential to link the increased demand for school feeding goods and services to community-based stakeholders, including smallholder farmers and women's groups. There is limited rigorous evidence, however, that this is the case in practice. This evaluation will examine(More)
There is considerable evidence on the importance of primary education in fostering development outcomes in low-and middle-income countries. A number of studies using country level data have shown that primary education promotes economic growth by increasing country productivity and human capital (e.g. Hanushek and Woessmann, 2008; Cooray, 2009). Using(More)
Introduction Impact evaluation is an assessment of the impact of an intervention on final welfare outcomes. 1 The results agenda has forced agencies to demonstrate that the money they spend is improving the lives of poor people, thereby increasing demand for impact evaluation. In the current environment, calls for increased aid spending are only credible if(More)
BACKGROUND Providing food through schools has well documented effects in terms of the education, health and nutrition of school children. However, there is limited evidence in terms of the benefits of providing a reliable market for small-holder farmers through "home-grown" school feeding approaches. This study aims to evaluate the impact of school feeding(More)
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