ODI Natural Resource Perspectives

Briefing papers

ODI Natural Resource Perspectives present accessible information on current development issues and are sent to a wide audience of policy makers, researchers and people working in the non-governmental sector. The series ran from 1994 to 2008.

John Farrington, Editor of the NRP series, writes "Unfortunately, Sida support to the series has come to an end, and though they are happy with the series, their funding priorities have changed and enquiries have established that the series can no longer be included in their portfolio.

It has been a privilege, and a very enjoyable one, to edit the series since it began some 14 years ago, and we hope the existing NRPs will continue to be a valuable resource to you."

A typology for Public Works Programming

Briefing papers | December 2008 | Anna McCord

This paper provides a framework for a more systematic and insightful engagement with Public Works Programming, linking it to likely social protection outcomes in differing labour market contexts.


Towards 'smart' subsidies in agriculture? Lessons in recent experience in Malawi

Briefing papers | October 2008 | Andrew Doward, Ephraim Chirwa, Duncan Boughton, Eric Crawford, Thom Jayne, Rachel Slater, Valerie Kelly and Maxton Tsoka

The purpose of this brief is to review Malawi's experience in order to identify the challenges facing “smart” subsidy programmes if they are to be sustainable and cost effective in delivering on their goals.