During IFPRI’s 40th Anniversary event in 2015, Nancy Stetson, Special Representative for Global Food Security of the United States Department of State, spoke on the value of IFPRI’s research to the United States government to reduce hunger.
At IFPRI's 40th Anniversary celebration, Professor and Honorary Dean of the National School of Development, Peking University in China, Justin Yifu Lin, provided some insights on China's economic growth and its impact on food security and food safety. He also shared the vital role IFPRI plays in ensuring food security.
Roberto Ridolfi of EuropeAID acknowledged the impact of IFPRI's and CGIAR's work in addressing many global development challenges, "What makes the CGIAR different from the academic world is the fact that we plug research into action, into impact."
Muhammad Abdul Mannan, Minister of Finance and Ministry of Planning spoke on the collaborations between IFPRI and the government of Bangladesh since the 1990s that helped the country be self-reliant, self-sufficient, and become a modern society.
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.
Tim Wheeler, Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser for DFID, expressed how IFPRI’s research enriched DFID’s work against hunger, malnutrition and poverty.