Irish Aid supports the work that tackles root causes of hunger. Through this support, IFPRI conducted cutting-edge research contributing to reducing poverty and improving food security. IFPRI collaborated with Irish Aid on important research in agriculture and rural development with a focus on the prevention of mother and child undernutrition, smallholder agriculture, and promoting governance and leadership. In addition, IFPRI, Irish Aid, and other partners have been working on the ground in Ethiopia and Malawi, through the Country Strategy Support Programs, to cultivate country-specific solutions to combat hunger and undernutrition.

For more information on key collaborations between IFPRI and Ireland, please go to this brochure.

Ethiopian Strategy Support Program: Country-led, country-driven development

The overall goal of IFPRI’s Country Strategy Support Program (CSSP) is to promote greater progress toward sustainable and pro-poor growth in developing countries by improving the design and implementation of development strategies. One of these successful efforts is the Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP), launched in 2004 with support from DFID and other donors. ESSP >> Read more

The Global Hunger Index

To rank countries and illustrate trends in hunger worldwide, IFPRI, Concern Worldwide, and Welthungerhilfe developed the Global Hunger Index (GHI), which captures four indicators of hunger: undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting, and child mortality. Using data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), and UNICEF, the index ranks countries on a 100-point scale, with 0 being the best score (no hunger) and 100 being the worst. The GHI is updated annually to track progress. By highlighting this information, the index serves as a tool for mobilizing political will and promoting effective policies to combat hunger. For more than a decade, the GHI has helped to increase country accountability in order to reduce hunger and undernutrition.

Creating a Culture of Accountability: Global Nutrition Report

This week is the Global Launch Week for the 2016 Global Nutrition Report From promise to impact: Ending malnutrition by 2030. Since its first edition in 2014, the Global Nutrition Report has been creating a culture of accountability to help attain nutrition security for all.

Realigning Agriculture to Improve Nutrition (RAIN)

MOTIVATION Stunting, a result of chronic undernutrition, is highly prevalent in Zambia, affecting one million children younger than five years old (45 percent of all children). In Mumbwa District, Central Province, where the Realigning Agriculture to Improve Nutrition project is underway, the prevalence rises to 59 percent. Chronic undernutrition is caused by a combination of >> Read more

2020 Vision Conference: Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health

MOTIVATION Agriculture, nutrition, and health are inseparably linked—agriculture provides food to nourish people so they can lead healthy lives, and productive agriculture requires the labor of healthy, well-nourished people. But can agriculture do more to improve human health and nutrition? In February 2011, IFPRI’s 2020 Vision Initiative brought together the agriculture, nutrition, and health sectors >> Read more

Ethiopia Strategy Support Program

In Ethiopia, as in many countries, development strategies face design, implementation, and monitoring challenges. In 2004, IFPRI launched the Ethiopia Strategy Support Program—in partnership with the government of Ethiopia and regional partners—to cultivate country specific solutions.