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Women and Anti-Poverty Programs in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has made impressive strides towards poverty reduction in the last decade. However, women continue to bear the burden of extreme poverty and malnutrition, a result of long-standing gender bias in the allocation of food and other resources…

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Transforming African Economies for Sustained Growth, Poverty Reduction

Accra—Policymakers, African experts, and international researchers are convening here on May 10-11 to discuss important opportunities and challenges related to economic development, urbanization, and industrialization on the continent. The conference,…

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Ten Years of Research on Chronic Poverty

The Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) marked ten years of poverty research with an international conference, “Ten years of ‘war against poverty’. What we have learned since 2000. What we should do 2010-2020,” held in Manchester, UK,…

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China beyond the Turning Point

China’s rapid economic growth has been sustained by a seemingly infinite supply of labor streaming from rural to urban areas. Economists and policymakers now debate whether China has passed the Lewis turning point, a shift from labor surplus to…

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Effective and efficient water allocation in the Yellow River Basin

A set of seven policy  notes  (see policy briefs under outputs) recently released by the International Food Policy Research Institute and its collaborators, including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Center for Chinese Agricultural…

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AAEA honors "Millions Fed"

On July 26th, the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) recognized the IFPRI Book,  Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development, with the 2010 AAEA Quality of Communication award. Rajul Pandya-Lorch accepted the award on…

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Credit Where Credit is Due

Most of the world's rural households lack the reliable and affordable finance they need to make a living. Smallholder farmers tend to live in remote areas, where retail banking is limited and production risks are high. The recent financial crisis has…

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Seeking Status in Rural China

China has long been in the throes of demographic, economic and social change, with massive rural-to-urban migration, a growing middle class, and an emerging culture of entrepreneurship. In China’s rural communities, it is increasingly common to find…

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Ghana Looks Towards Its Own Green Revolution

In the past five years, Ghana has experienced fairly high levels of poverty-reducing growth, and the country has set 2015 as a target date to achieve middle-income status. The Ghana Strategy Support Program (GSSP) at IFPRI works to supply information…

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