World Bank

The World Bank prepared the first close-to-worldwide estimates of agricultural distortions in a major project that provided estimates of agricultural distortions from 1955 to the middle of the 2000s (Anderson 2009). A current extension of this work focuses on three South Asian countries—India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka--not currently covered by other members of the Ag Incentives Consortium.

These studies are currently at an advanced stage of preparation and will be made available through the consortium website. Future studies conducted as part of the World Bank’s policy dialog with member countries will contribute to updates of the Consortium database.

  • Anderson, K. (2009), Distortions to Agricultural Incentives: a Global Perspective, 1955 to 2007, Palgrave Macmillan and the World Bank, Washington DC.