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Book Launch

The 1.5 Billion People Question: Food, Vouchers, or Cash Transfers?

Speaker Harold Alderman, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI (Presentation | Video) Commentators Jon Brause, Director, World Food Programme’s (WFP) Washington Liaison Office (Video) Louise Fox, Chief Economist, USAID (Video) Michal Rutkowski, Senior…

2015 GHI map
Special Event

Washington, DC launch of the 2015 Global Hunger Index

Speakers: Maximo Torero, Markets, Trade, and Institutions division director, IFPRI Alex de Waal, executive director of the World Peace Foundation and research professor at Tufts University Connell Foley, director of Strategy, Advocacy and Learning at…

Country Workshop

Economic Transformation in West Africa

What It Means for Food Security and Poverty Reduction West Africa has sustained a solid pace of growth for nearly two decades—a welcome change after years of stagnation and decline. The strategic question remains, however: How can the region build on…

Country Workshop

Bold Actions for Stimulating Inclusive Growth

On June 2, 2010, in Brasilia, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) hosted an IFPRI-organized workshop called “Bold Actions for Stimulating Inclusive Growth.” EMBRAPA President Pedro Antonio Arraes Pereira and former IFPRI Chairman…

Policy Seminar

Better Rural Services through Decentralization?

A policy panel discussion in conjunction with the IFPRI-University of Kiel research workshop, “Inside the black box: The political economy of local governments and their role in rural development” Abstract Decentralization, by “bringing government…

Policy Seminar

Innovations for Insuring Poor People

Risk and poverty are inextricably linked. Poor people often live in environments characterized by high weather and disease risk, and it is poor households that have the fewest tools to deal with drought, floods, and disease when they occur. Breaking…

Policy Seminar

School Feeding Programs: Evidence and Policy Lessons

School feeding programs have recently received renewed attention as a policy instrument for achieving the Millennium Development Goals of universal primary education and hunger reduction in developing countries. However, there is still debate among…

Policy Seminar

Pakistan: A Crisis within the Crises

n late 2008 there were an estimated 24 million Internally Displaced Persons spread across fifty countries around the world. Within the span of just two months in 2009, an additional 3 million persons were internally displaced from the Swat and Buner…