For 30 years, IFPRI engaged with the government of Pakistan on public policies and investments towards a more productive and innovative agricultural sector and rural economy. More recently, prompted by a request for technical support from the Pakistani government’s Planning Commission, IFPRI launched the Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP) in 2011, a country-led and country-wide policy analysis and capacity strengthening program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). IFPRI’s cutting-edge research and policy work supports the government of Pakistan as it strives to ensure food and nutrition security, and encourage a thriving rural economy.

More information on IFPRI’s research that impacted Pakistani policies can be found in this brochure.

Highlights IFPRI and USAID partnership: Reducing poverty and hunger through food policy research

For four decades, the longstanding collaboration between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has been crucial to helping developing countries attain agriculture-led economic growth. The innovative programs and strong evidence base produced through this partnership have contributed to transforming policies and investments for improved food >> Read more

Pakistan Strategy Support Program

Building on earlier USAID-funded work, USAID and IFPRI have been implementing the Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP) since 2011 toward pro-poor agricultural growth and food security. With funding from USAID and later the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutes,  and  Markets,  PSSP  helped  promote  reforms in the fertilizer sector. IFPRI’s evaluation demonstrated that fertilizer subsidies >> Read more

Reinvigorating Pakistan’s Rural Development

On January 25, 2017, IFPRI will launch a new book on Pakistan's agricultural transformation in Washington, D.C. IFPRI's cutting-edge evaluations and capacity building activities have helped shape a policy research agenda for the country to achieve economic growth and poverty reduction.

Food Policy Research Supporting Policies in Pakistan

Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Foreign Affairs, recalled IFPRI's partnership that championed evidence-based research and policy options to end poverty, hunger and malnutrition.

Human Capital Accumulation in Pakistan

MOTIVATION Human capital is one of the most vital resources to achieve economic development and ensure food security. In the late 1980s in Pakistan, growth in the supply of educated workers was higher than the demand for them in urban areas, while at the same time, a marked increase of educated workers emerged in post-Green >> Read more

Agricultural Production Credit

MOTIVATION Since the 1950s, agricultural credit (a type of loan that helps farmers to undertake new investments or adopt new technologies) has been a mainstay in helping farmers bridge the gap between income and expenditures. Agricultural credit has been a basic component of the Pakistan agricultural policy strategy to improve investments in the rural sector. >> Read more