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Lele, Uma J.

Overview
Works: 131 works in 478 publications in 2 languages and 6,388 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HN773.5, 309.263096
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Most widely held works about Uma J Lele
 
Most widely held works by Uma J Lele
The design of rural development : lessons from Africa by Uma J Lele( Book )

35 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and French and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The African Rural Development Study (ARDS) was conducted to investigate the reasons for the limited impact of past rural development programs on low-income populations in Africa and to generate a theoretical framework and operational guidelines for the design of future rural development programs. Specific topicsanalyzed include labor flow, migration, mechanization in smallholder agriculture, regional equity, livestock development, incentives, the role of women, and Africanization of management. Rural development programs must be viewed as part of a continiuous, dynamic process. Analysis revealed that the lack of long-term improvement of living standards among low-income subsistance farmers could be attributed to limited objectives; lack of knowledge about the impacts of policy on performance, the suitability of technological applications, and the effects of sociopolitical influence; and the scarcity of trained local manpower.A planned, sequential approach is recommended as the means of maximizing scarce resources and serving the greatest number of farmers in the lowest income sector of the agricultural economy. A glossary, project reviews, a bibliography, and maps and tables are provided
Aid to African agriculture : lessons from two decades of donors' experience by World Bank( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book opens with an overview of the broad trends in donor assistance to the six countries under investigation and an analysis of country performance based on data from the records of governments and donors. Discussions are organized around several topics: 1) the policies donors adopted toward promoting agriculture; 2) how recipients' perceptions of their development needs and priorities influenced the amount and form of aid given; 3) the context of assistance; 4) how strategic, commercial, and humanitarian constituencies in donor countries influenced the level and content of assistance programs; and 5) the comparative advantage of donors with respect to their ability to provide agricultural or other specific kinds of assistance. The book does not cover livestock and forestry in any detail, although both play an important role in alleviating poverty and in ensuring environmental sustainability. The book ends with an assessment of the donors' effect on country policies and performance and outlines the study's implications for future donor assistance."--World Bank
Food grain marketing in India; private performance and public policy by Uma J Lele( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transitions in development : the role of aid and commercial flows( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing a global resource : challenges of forest conservation and development by Uma J Lele( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rapid loss of tropical forests, particularly in the developing world, has been a global concern since the late 1980s and has prompted a variety of international initiatives to save the forests. In 1991, the World Bank responded to global concerns and to criticism by nongovernmental organizations by forming a conservation-oriented forest strategy. Managing a Global Resource is an outgrowth of the independent evaluation conducted by the World Bank's Operations Evaluation Department and discusses how effectively that strategy was implemented. In this detailed investigation, Uma J. Lele explores why the loss of forests and biodiversity has been so rapid in some developing countries (Brazil, Indonesia, and Cameroon) and not in others (China, India, and Costa Rica). She assesses future prospects for conservation in these six countries by critically examining their policies, institutional arrangements, and emerging national and international instruments to conserve forests and biodiversity. Together these six countries account for 25 percent of the world's forest cover and 44 percent of the world's population. Managing a Global Resource presents case studies of the forest sectors of each country in the context of overall development policies, interest groups, and governance issues. Lele's investigation finds a fundamental divergence in forest-rich countries between the global objectives of conservation and the local objectives of development and private profit. In some forest-poor countries, in contrast, natural resource loss has led the countries on their own accord to adopt a variety of conservation-oriented policies and programs. Despite the greater congruence between the global and national objectives in these forest-poor countries, competing demands on their resources and the constraints on their policies, institutions, and human capital make it difficult for them to affect forest and biodiversity conservation. This volume makes it clear that"--Provided by publisher
The World Bank forest strategy : striking the right balance by Uma J Lele( Book )

20 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The challenges with the 1991 forest strategy. Country conditions and forest strategy. Bank group forest-related services and lending. Forest sector lending. Policy and institutional reform. Environmental adjustment and sustainable development. Biodiversity and protected areas. The country as unit of account in the 1991 forest strategy. Market forces and deforestation. Land conservation and agriculture. Global trends and changes affecting forest policy
Brazil : forests in the balance : challenges of conservation with development by Uma J Lele( Book )

18 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scope of the study; Organization of the report; The forests and forest sector in Brazil; How much forest is there?; The Amazon; The Atlantic forest; Changes in forest cover; The economic importance of Brazil's forests; Size of the forest sector; International trade; Pressures on the forests; Deforestation and government policies; Forest regulation; Weak institutional environment and enforcement; Logging; Agricultural expansion; Smallholder agriculture in the western Amazon; Agriculture expansion in Parana; Development; Forest fires; Agricultural credit; Protecting Brazil's forests: the role of parks and plantations; Protected areas; Plantation forestry; Important issues in the forest sector; Costs and benefits of managed forests in Brazil; Conservation solutions; Certification; Indigenous communities; Extraction of non-timber forest products; Forest research and forest technology; The changing role of the public sector; The influence of nongovernmental organizations; The World Bank and Brazil; Overview; The Bank program in Brazil; Country assistance strategies; New environmental strategies; Economic and sector work since 1991; World Bank lending portfolio; Evaluation of the bank program in Brazil; Minas Gerais forestry development; Northwest region integration program (POLONOROESTE); Rondonia and Mato Grosso natural resource management projects; Emergency fire prevention; Land management projects; Agriculture and forestry technology development; Global environment facility; Pilot program to conserve the Amazon rain forest (PPG-7); Projects with possible impacts on forests; Transportation projects and the forests of Brazil; Land reform projects; Supplemental tables; The 1991 forest strategy; Economic background; World Bank inspection panel findings for the PLANFLORO Project; OED - and QAG - Evaluated projects; Summary of november 1999 Brasilia Workshop and stakeholder comments; Summary of march 2000 Brasilia Workshop
Intellectual property rights in agriculture : the World Bank's role in assisting borrower and member countries by Uma J Lele( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intellectual property rights, agriculture, and the worl bank. Perspectives from international agricultural research centers. Perspectives from industry. Perspectives from national systems and universities. A model for international owned goods. Summary and implications for the world bank
Population pressure, the environment, and agricultural intensification : variations on the Boserup hypothesis by Uma J Lele( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The removal of fertilizer subsidies, and privatization of importation and distribution networks have been prominent features of recent policy reforms in MADIA countries to reduce budget deficits and the role of the public sector. This paper reviews the reform policies implemented during the 1980s in the MADIA countries and their impact on the development of fertilizer use. In particular, it explores the supply and demand constraints that hinder the process of rapid growth and diffusion of fertilizer use. This study recommends that : 1) donors should undertake long term, untied import support for fertilizers to promote sound intensification of fertilizer use on a sustained basis, 2) food and fertilizer stocks be financed at the national and regional levels to encourage governments to remove intra and inter country restrictions on trade, 3) improving the knowledge base on a location specific basis, especially the relative role of fertilizers vis a vis other more complex resource management needs, and 4) privatization offers great potential for improving fertilizer procurement and distribution
Agricultural growth and assistance to Africa : lessons of a quarter century by Uma J Lele( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smallholder and large-scale agriculture in Africa : are there tradeoffs between growth and equity? by Uma J Lele( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of African economies depends to a great extent on the performance of their agricultural sector, within which export crops play an important role. However, Africa's share of world trade in traditional export crops has declined steadily during the past two decades. This paper focuses on cotton, a key export crop. The world demand for cotton grew at 1.2 percent per annum from 1961 to 1986, less rapidly than cocoa and tea; but Africa's demand for cotton grew faster than for most other commodities that it exports. By and large, cotton production in the francophone countries has been superior to that of anglophone countries, even though many of the latter had excelled earlier. This paper attempts to pinpoint the causes of the relative success and failure of different commodity development schemes. It also explains variations in the performance of national cotton subsectors by focusing on the key interactions between price and nonprice factors
Agricultural growth, domestic policies, the external environment, and assistance to Africa : lessons of a quarter century by Uma J Lele( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa's economic crisis is increasingly coming to be recognized as stemming from the critical state of agriculture in most African economies. In response to these concerns, a long term comparative study called Managing Agricultural Development in Africa (MADIA) has been underway since 1984. Its purpose has been to determine where growth has occurred in the agricultural sectors of selected African countries since their independence in the mid-1960s and why, and to assess the extent to which domestic policies and the external economic environment (especially including changes in world market prospects, and the levels, form and composition of aid) have contributed to the process of growth. This paper gives an overview of the study's methodology and key findings to date. It demonstrates the complexity of agricultural development in Africa, the number of variables that impinge on the outcomes, and in particular the extent of variability in national endowments as well as in policy response outcomes
Structural adjustment, agricultural development, and the poor : lessons from the Malawian experience by Uma J Lele( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structural adjustment efforts under way since the early 1980s have emphasized the liberalization of agricultural prices and markets and have led to a vigorous debate about the appropriate roles of the private and public sectors. This paper examines the causes of state intervention prior to independence as well as post-independence experience with marketing parastatals and cooperatives in Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania. This analysis is followed by an overview of the content and outcomes of the marketing and pricing liberalization programs. The focus is on the pricing and marketing of traditional export and food crops, which in these countries constitute well over 90 percent of the area harvested, value added and employment created in agriculture. The paper is not concerned with dairy, livestock or horticultural crops - areas in which government intervention has been less obtrusive and in which the private sector has played an important role
Fertilizer policy in Africa : lessons from development programs and adjustment lending, 1970-87 by Uma J Lele( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The removal of fertilizer subsidies, and privatization of importation and distribution networks have been prominent features of recent policy reforms in MADIA countries to reduce budget deficits and the role of the public sector. This paper reviews the reform policies implemented during the 1980s in the MADIA countries and their impact on the development of fertilizer use. In particular, it explores the supply and demand constraints that hinder the process of rapid growth and diffusion of fertilizer use. This study recommends that : 1) donors should undertake long term, untied import support for fertilizers to promote sound intensification of fertilizer use on a sustained basis, 2) food and fertilizer stocks be financed at the national and regional levels to encourage governments to remove intra and inter country restrictions on trade, 3) improving the knowledge base on a location specific basis, especially the relative role of fertilizers vis a vis other more complex resource management needs, and 4) privatization offers great potential for improving fertilizer procurement and distribution
Managing Agricultural Development in Africa : three articles on lessons from experience by Uma J Lele( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Asia's food crisis : the case of India by Uma J Lele( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intellectual property rights in agriculture the World Bank's role in assisting borrower and member countries( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics, politics, and ethics of primary commodity development : how can poor countries in Africa benefit the most? by Uma J Lele( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The CGIAR at 31 : an independent meta-evaluation of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research by Uma J Lele( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original mission of the CGIAR was a strategic, science-based focus on increasing "the pile of rice on the plates of food-short consumers, " as characterized by a former chairman. It was to use the best science in advanced countries to develop technologies for the benefit of food deficit countries and populations. But a rapidly changing external environment has led to an expanded mission and mandate. The mission statement adopted in 1998 is "food security and poverty eradication in developing countries through research, partnerships, capacity building, and policy support, promoting sustainable agricultural development based on the environmentally sound management of natural resources." Several forces continue to influence the CGIAR's mandate. First, the rise of civil society organizations and the empowerment of marginal groups and women have increased donors' attention to social concerns. By restricting their funding to preferred programs and areas, donors are altering the composition of CGIAR activities. Second, water shortages, soil degradation, climate change, and loss of biodiversity have increased the prominence of natural resource management (NRM), policy, and social science research. The new research topics (in which proponents argue the CGIAR has developed a "dynamic comparative advantage") are downstream activities, closer to the farmer, which entail local expertise and solutions, while traditional germplasm improvement research builds on the CGIAR's historical comparative advantage. Third, the growing importance of genetic resource management, the biotechnology revolution, intellectual property rights (IPR), and private sector research call for System-level responses, strategies, and policies
Strengthening the World Bank's role in global programs and partnerships by Uma J Lele( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume reports on a conference held by the World Bank's independent Operations Evaluation Department (OED) to discuss the Bank's rote in global program partnerships. The starting point for the discussions was a comprehensive review by OED of the effectiveness of 26 of the largest programs, including the Consultative Group on International AgricuRural Research and programs in health, environment, and trade. Participants at the conference provided crosscutting lessons about program design, implementation, and evaluation, and shared views about how the Bank can best help build commitment and
 
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Alternative Names
Lele, Uma.

Lele, Uma 1941-

Lele, Uma J.

Lele, Uma Jayant.

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English (255)

French (9)

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The World Bank forest strategy : striking the right balanceBrazil : forests in the balance : challenges of conservation with developmentIntellectual property rights in agriculture : the World Bank's role in assisting borrower and member countriesThe CGIAR at 31 : an independent meta-evaluation of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural ResearchStrengthening the World Bank's role in global programs and partnerships