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Community Based Rangeland Management in Namibia

Julian Jamison
Tim O'Connor
In parts of southern Africa, environmental pressure on the land from over-grazing has contributed to land and water shortages and made communities more vulnerable to drought.

Harvesting Rainfall: Experimental Evidence from Cistern Deployment in Northeast Brazil

Gustavo Bobonis
Simeon Nichter

Distributing water cisterns in northeast Brazil led to fewer requests for private benefits from local politicians and fewer votes for incumbent mayors, who typically have more resources to engage in clientelism. Marco Gonzalez-Navarro and J-PAL's Latin America & Caribbean office are now working with...