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Poverty scorecards help prioritize lending, minimize risk

This story originally appeared on the  Food Security Portal blog. Economic growth in the developing world relies heavily on credit, grants, and loans. But increasing poor populations’ access to these financial vehicles brings with it a significant…


Collective action: the poverty-reducing power of groups

It all comes down to power. That’s one major point from a new IFPRI issue brief that contends that collective action—when a group decides to act together to form a voluntary institution—and property rights have a strong and beneficial impact on a…


Strategies for African Agriculture

The new book  Strategies and Priorities for African Agriculture, Economywide Perspectives from Country Studies  builds on and adds to knowledge about why Africa has enjoyed ongoing economic stability, sustained economic growth, and improved governance…