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  • Dina L Umali, Lisa Schwartz, Jean-Louis Lamboray, A Edward Elmendorf, Aubrey C Williams, Andrew Spurling +27 others
  • 2000
Discussion Papers present results of country analysis or research that are circulated to encourage discussion and comment within the development community. To present these results with the least possible delay, the typescript of this paper has not been prepared in accordance with the procedures appropriate to formal printed texts, and the World Bank(More)
Rural households have been suspected to rely heavily on goods and services freely provided by environmental resources. However, there has been no adequate quantitative analysis of this issue due to a lack of appropriate household data sets encompassing economic and environmental data. We use a purpose-collected 213 household data set from rural Zimbabwe to(More)
Analysis of rural households and environmental resources is beset by inadequate data, especially in Africa. Using purpose-collected panel data from Zimbabwe, we demonstrate seven empirical regularities in the rural poverty-environment relationship. Most importantly, environmental resources make a significant contribution to average rural incomes. Poorer(More)
Rural households rely heavily on goods and services freely provided by environmental resources. However, there have been very few adequate quantitative analyses due to a lack of appropriate household data sets encompassing economic and environmental data. Standard household budget surveys (HBSs) inevitably lack data on environmental income. We use a 213(More)
As the 1990s have progressed, there have been increasing concerns expressed about the effects of the structural adjustment programme in Zimbabwe, both from within and outside the country. However, the debate between agencies supporting the adjustment programme and those critical of it has often lacked the kind of basic information required for an accurate(More)
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