Recent Submissions

  • Editorial 

    Greeley, Martin (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1987)
  • Under the Cooking Pot: The Political Economy of the Domestic Fuel Crisis in Rural South Asia 

    Agarwal, Bina (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1987)
    SUMMARY Poor households in rural South Asia are facing a cooking energy crisis, due to acute domestic fuel shortages. This article explores the implications and causes of the crisis, and seeks to explicate the three?way ...
  • Domestic Fuel Shortages in Bangladesh: Causes, Consequences and Possible Solutions 

    Howes, Mick (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1987)
    SUMMARY This article reports the findings of a field investigation conducted in four villages in Bangladesh during 1985. It explores the extent of fuel shortages; asks who is effected; identifies underlying causes; and ...
  • Rural Energy and Poverty in Kenya and Lesotho: All Roads lead to Ruin 

    Wisner, Ben (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1987)
    SUMMARY This article tries to penetrate the superficial similarities in the ‘woodfuel crisis’ experienced by women in Kenya and Lesotho. In Lesotho, integration into the South African mine labour system has left many women ...
  • The Social and Ecological Impact of ‘Pro?Alcool’ 

    Sachs, Ignacy; Maimom, Dalia; Tolmasquim, Mauricio Tiomno (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1987)
    SUMMARY Brazil's National Alcohol Programme is the largest biomass liquid fuel programme in the world, implemented as a response to the 1973 oil shock. The Programme is a success when looked at from the perspective of a ...
  • Energy and the Urban Poor 

    Leach, Gerald (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1987)
    SUMMARY The urban poor generally use low quality, inefficient and high cost fuels to achieve low standards of energy service. Their fuel supplies are often precarious but they spend more of their income than others on ...
  • Energy and Agriculture: Interactions and Impact on Poverty 

    Greeley, Martin (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1987)
    SUMMARY This article reviews research related to the direct and indirect use of fossil?fuel energy in agriculture. One standard analysis of this relationship suggests that increasing fossil?fuel energy intensity of food ...
  • Macroeconomic Effects of Oil on Poverty in Nigeria 

    Collier, Paul (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1987)
    SUMMARY Nigeria's oil sector generated a large temporary macroeconomic windfall. This had powerful general equilibrium effects on poverty both during the windfall itself, when producers of non?oil tradeable goods suffered ...