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What should we expect from world growth?

New discussion paper analyzes current growth slowdown affecting the entire global economy and suggests that today's optimistic projections may be overrated.

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Moving into poverty?

As the impacts of climate change, environmental degradation, and conflict continue to grow and intensify, so too will migration. However, what impact this increasing scale of migration has on the workforce in host communities is largely unknown. In…

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Standards of care

The following story was  originally published on IFPRI’s Food Security Portal. Quality healthcare plays a crucial role in improving the lives of the poor. In many developing countries, however, high-quality healthcare can be hard to come by. This is…

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When wells fail: Farmers’ response to groundwater depletion in India

The following post by  Avinash Kishore, Associate Research Fellow at IFPRI , is an excerpted version of a  story that originally appeared on the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) Agriculture and Ecosystems Blog as part of their…

Produce for sale at local market in Malawi.

Higher food prices are good for the poor... in the long run

Note: A modified version of this story  originally appeared on Dani Rodrik’s weblog  on March 28, 2014. Since the poor spend a greater share of their household incomes on purchasing food, higher food prices must exacerbate poverty, right? Wrong... at…

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Working toward a brighter future

The following story was originally published on  IFPRI’s Food Security Portal. Extreme poverty and gender inequality are two of the most daunting challenges faced by the developing world. To tackle these challenges, many policymakers are turning to…

Kenyan women farmers in the field.

International Year of Family Farming

The United Nations declared 2014 the  International Year of Family Farming  to highlight the important global role family and smallholder farmers have in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods,…


Agriculture in Africa

This blog story  by  Eva Donelli  was originally posted on the  Devex Development News site. The agricultural sector’s growth has lagged behind national economic growth in Africa, according to an International Food Policy Research Institute study. Given…