The role of the ‘missing middle’ in combatting hunger and malnutrition

Middle-income countries, including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico, are home to nearly half of the world’s hungry, despite their status as rising economic powerhouses. The latest Global Food Policy Report (GFPR) for 2014-2015, published by IFPRI, highlights the critical role of this group in any strategy that aims to effectively combat hunger and malnutrition >> Read more

The Other Asian Enigma

South Asia has long been synonymous with persistent and unusually high rates of child undernutrition—the so-called Asian enigma. Yet contrary to this stereotype, Bangladesh has managed to sustain a rapid reduction in the rate of child undernutrition for at least two decades. The drivers of this change including rapid wealth accumulation and large gains in parental education >> Read more

20 years of gender research

It has been 20 years since nearly 200 governments agreed on a roadmap towards gender equality through the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. On March 8th, individuals and organizations joined together to recognize International Women’s Day, with its new theme of “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture It!” In honor of the occasion, please enjoy this >> Read more

IFPRI Seeking Senior Researcher to Lead Resilience Research

Following the 2020 conference on “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security” and the identification of “Building Resilience” as one of six research areas in IFPRI’s 2013-2018 Strategy, IFPRI aims to develop an integrated resilience research program that will help fill important gaps in resilience research.