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How satellites and smartphones can expand credit to women farmers
Here is a link to a project report from the Digital Credit Observatory (DCO) of the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) on an ongoing research project in Odisha, India (now expanded into Maharashtra.
Gender norms and agricultural credit in Odisha
This video documents our recent trip to Jordan over the Chinese New Year holiday. Highlights include Madaba, Bethany-beyond-Jordan (the site where John the Baptist is believed to have baptized Jesus), Mt. Nebo (the site where Moses is believed to have looked into the Promised Land), Jerash, Wadi Rum, and Petra.
Jordan 2020 from Patrick Ward on Vimeo.
This video documents our recent trip to Egypt over the Chinese New Year holiday. Highlights include the pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, temples at Kom Ombo, Edfu, and Luxor, and the Valley of the Kings.
Egypt 2020 from Patrick Ward on Vimeo.
Sipadan-Kapalai-Mabul Christmas 2019
After 26 dives and many hours of video, I have prepared some highlights from our recent scuba diving trip to Borneo.
My wife and I traveled to northern Vietnam over the Chinese National Day holiday (70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China). Check out the video below:
Understanding information processing heuristics to target development interventions: The case of drought risk management interventions in Bangladesh
My recent paper with David Ortega and Vincenzina Caputo was recently accepted for publication at World Development Perspectives. The paper is now online (and open access) here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wdp.2019.100132
Can differences in individual learning explain patterns of technology adoption?
My paper with Jared Gars was recently accepted for publication at World Development. The paper is now online (and open access) here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.11.014
Ex ante and ex post effects of hybrid index insurance in Bangladesh
My paper with Ruth Vargas Hill, Neha Kumar, Nick Magnan, Simrin Makhija, Francesca de Nicola, and David Spielman was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Development Economics. It is online (and open access) here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2018.09.003