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Propagation of taste for climate resilience: evidence from cocoa value chain in Ghana

This study investigates how demand shocks propagate through the production network to ultimate producers, by looking at cocoa bean production in Ghana.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Wages, Labour Poaching, and Foreign Competition: Evidence from Ethiopia

This study investigates the effect of foreign direct investment on domestic worker flows and labour poaching.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Regulating Deforestation Through Supply Chains – Evidence from the Amazon

This project investigates how market structure in the beef supply chain affects optimal environmental policy in the Amazon.

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

Reducing carbon emissions while boosting growth: Turkey's response to the EU's carbon border adjustment mechanism

The project will compare the relative efficacy of three EBRD-sponsored programmes designed to reduce Turkish SMEs' emissions.

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

Exploring adoption of renewable energy technology (RET) among apparel exporters in Bangladesh: Policy landscape, current capacities, and future pathways

This study investigates the drivers and barriers to the adoption of sustainable energy sources among ready-made garment factories in Bangladesh.

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

Environmental Standards in Production Networks

This project investigates how and when higher demand-side quality standards induce technology adoption in low-income countries.

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

The Impacts of Climate Change-Induced Salinisation on Worker Productivity in Bangladesh

This project will investigate how increased drinking water salinity affects worker productivity and health. 

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Bricks to Blocks: Policy, Bureaucracy, and Private Sector

This project will investigate the implementation of policy on building materials and relevant constraints.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Innovative Insurance Design that will Enhance the Role of Private Firms in Strengthening the Resilience of Rice Cultivation in Bangladesh to Climate Change

The researchers will formulate a practicable design of purely weather-contingent yet easily customisable insurance products for private insurers to offer to rice farmers in Bangladesh.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

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