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The KCP has been remarkably successful in achieving its primary objective of promoting 'high quality, cutting edge research'…that creates knowledge to support poverty reduction and sustainable development.

Lyn Squire -- Consultant & former CEO, Global Development Network

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KCP Consultative Group Meeting this November.

The KCP Consultative Group will meet in Copenhagen on November 27 and 28, 2012. Read more » 

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The KCP Perspectives

In this issue of the KCP Perspectives, we are reviewing two KCP projects and their associated impacts. The first is on how to improve methods for measuring poverty. The second project pioneered the use of the firm level survey data in monitoring and bench marking private economic activities. We hope you will enjoy reading this issue. Read more »

Latest Reports & Papers


Working Papers

Heterogeneity in Subjective Wellbeing: An Application to Occupational Allocation in Africa

Using an extraordinarily rich panel dataset from Ghana, this paper explores the nature of self-employment and informality in developing countries through the analysis of self-reported happiness with work and life. Subjective job satisfaction measures allow assessment of the relative desirability of different jobs in ways that conditional wage comparisons cannot. There is little evidence for the overall inferiority of the small firm informal sector. Read more »

Working Papers

Development of Biofuels in China : Technologies, Economics and Policies

China promulgated the Medium and Long-Term Development Plan for Renewable Energy in 2007, which included targets of 2010 and 2020 for various renewable energy technologies including biofuels. This paper provides a resource and technological assessment of biofuel feedstocks, compares biofuel production costs from various feedstock and technologies, and evaluates policies introduced in China for the development of biofuels. Read more »


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