Building Capacity for Strategic Policies and Investments in Latin America and the Caribbean

Ineffective investments and policies can be partly attributed to limited information. To help policy makers in Latin America and the Caribbean make informed decisions, IFPRI has used its research and economic modeling expertise to develop region-specific tools that enhance policy makers’ access to data, analyses, and trends. Peru has enjoyed sustained periods of economic growth >> Read more

Responding to Floods in Bangladesh

In 1998, Bangladesh was hit by "the flood of the century." Policy makers sought ways to make food more readily available in the short term and to better manage public food grain stocks in the future.Responding to the government’s need for timely, practical policy analysis in the midst of the floods, IFPRI staff members and collaborators from the Food Planning and Monitoring Unit of the Ministry of Food and Disaster Management produced 53 policy advisory memos from 1998 to 2001. These memos offered ready input into current policy decisions needed to respond to the impacts of the flooding.

Open-Access Data: A Key to Sound Agricultural Policies and Investments

On September 15-16, 2016, the Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN) Summit will be held in New York. At the summit, IFPRI will be co-hosting a side-event called Precision Agriculture. IFPRI has been at the forefront of providing open-access data to improve policies.

Fostering a Culture of Evaluation in Guatemala

Guatemala has made significant progress in achieving economic stability after decades of civil war, but the country still struggles with a high level of poverty. One of the major challenges limiting its economic and social development is chronic undernutrition that affects about half of the children under five. Thus, achieving zero hunger has become one >> Read more

The Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights

The main goal of the CGIAR’s Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) is to reduce poverty by identifying effective policies and practices to enhance the use collective action and property rights in order to build secure assets and income streams for and by poor people.

Gender and Governance

The objectives of this project (2007–2009) were to improve the governance of service delivery in rural areas by removing development barriers, provide more equitable access to available services, and reduce corruption and elite capture in rural service provision.