How IFPRI and WFP Addressed Food Security During Crises

Devastating crises arising out of natural disasters and violence exacerbate food insecurity for a large number of people in developing countries. To address this cause of hunger and malnutrition, WFP and IFPRI turned their attention to building the poor’s resilience to shocks. After a tsunami hit Sri Lanka in 2004, WFP faced the challenge of >> Read more

Highlights of the IFPRI and WFP Partnership

This brochure presents highlights of the IFPRI-WFP partnership. More than two decades of strong partnership between WFP and IFPRI began with a shared goal of creating more effective and efficient food aid distribution systems. Over time, the collaboration moved toward designing social protection programs that use food and cash transfers to improve nutrition for the poor. >> Read more

The South Asia Initiative: Developing Pro-Poor Policies

Motivation In the early 2000s, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and USAID supported IFPRI’s implementation of the South Asia Initiative, aimed at addressing the region’s persistent problems of poverty and hunger using policy research, capacity strengthening, and policy dialogues. As one part of the initiative, IFPRI created the Policy Analysis and Advisory Network for South >> Read more