13th Annual Conference of the Ethiopian Economics Association


-+*The 13th International Economics Association Conference was held at the EEA on July 23-25, 2015. Over the 3 days, 900 participants attended sessions to learn about how Ethiopia’s economy is transforming through a variety of political and economic influences, and to be exposed to the breadth of research currently being undertaken.         >> Read more

The Fifth Research Competitive Grants Conference


-+*The Competitive Grants Program of the Pakistan Strategy Support Program recently held the Fifth Research Competitive Grants Conference in two parts, with the first part being held in Islamabad, May 16-17, and the second part in Lahore, May 21-22. The third round of the CGP grants were awarded in June 2014. At the conference, 35 >> Read more

BRAC founder named World Food Prize Laureate


-+*IFPRI extends its heartfelt congratulations to BRAC Founder and Chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, who was just announced as this year’s World Food Prize laureate. Sir Fazle has worked tirelessly for more than 40 years to tackle poverty and hunger in Bangladesh and beyond, and has been instrumental in helping Bangladesh meet the Millennium Development >> Read more

Debunking the myth of female labor in African agriculture

A recent study finds women provide an average of 40% of the agricultural labor hours in crop production in sub-Saharan Africa. Photo Credit: Neil Palmer

-+*Identifying opportunities for productive investments in women The widely cited “fact” that women in Africa provide 60-80% of the labor in agriculture is the latest of a set of claims that have been called into question about women’s contributions in agriculture based on new data from six sub-Saharan African countries. These studies offer our most >> Read more