Thom Jayne co-editor of new VoxDevLit

New VoxDev project launched to provide wiki-inspired literature reviews

December 1, 2022, MSU Foundation Professor emeritus, Thom Jayne, from the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE), presented on the topic of agricultural productivity at the launch of VoxDevLit, a new online platform for high-quality international development literature reviews.

VoxDev hosted an online webinar launch of the VoxDevLit platform with presentations about agricultural productivity in Africa on Thursday, December 1. Jayne is a co-editor of the new project intended for economists, policymakers, practitioners, donors, the private sector and others interested in development and discussing key policy issues.

VoxDevLits are wiki-inspired literature reviews that aim to summarize the evidence base on narrowly defined topics related to development economics. Each Lit is written by a community of scholars working on the specific topic addressed in the review. They are intended for both policymakers and researchers. We aim to describe what we have learned from research and to highlight the important questions for which evidence is lacking. The Lits are living documents that will be updated several times each year. All published versions will be available on the VoxDev website so that scholars can cite the reviews with confidence that the version cited will be accessible in the future.

The first VoxDevLit publication is focused on agricultural technology in Africa, which you can find here.

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