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Reducing micronutrient deficiency with biofortification

This blog story  by  IFPRI  senior researchers  Alan de Brauw  and  Dan Gilligan  was originally posted on  The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network. Micronutrient malnutrition is caused by a lack of vitamins and minerals in the diet. Poor…

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Empowering Adolescent Girls through Better Information

The next  International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and IFPRI Impact Evaluation Seminar  will be held on April 11 at 12:30 EST. Markus Goldstein of the World Bank will present on how a two-pronged program providing vocational training and…

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Promoting Democracy in Fragile States

The seventh  International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and IFPRI Impact Evaluation Seminar  will be held on March 8 at 12:30 EST. Cyrus Samii of New York University will present on how two different strategies for promoting free democratic…

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Aligning Learning Incentives of Students and Teachers

The  Applied Microeconomics & Development (AMD) Seminar Series  will continue on February 21 at 12pm EST with a presentation by Petra Todd of the University of Pennsylvania. Todd will speak about the impact of three different performance incentives…

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The Impact of Cash Transfer Programs on Labor and Assets in Kenya

The sixth  International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and IFPRI Impact Evaluation Seminar  was held on January 31 at 12:30 EST. Paul Winters of American University spoke about how the Kenya Cash Transfer Programme for Orphans and Vulnerable…

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Lean No More: Ethiopian Farmers Benefit from Anti-Hunger Program

For several months each year, poor farmers in Ethiopia, especially those in drought-prone areas, go hungry. During the so-called “lean” period between planting and harvesting, food supplies can run dangerously low. Sometimes, families have to sell…

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Debt Structure, Entrepreneurship, and Risk: Evidence from Microfinance

The second International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and IFPRI Impact Evaluation Seminar was webcast live on June 6. Erica Field of Duke University spoke about lessons from microfinance on debt structure, entrepreneurship, and risk. David…

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New Seminar Series Looks at Impact Evaluation

With more and more money being spent on international development programs, there is growing demand from donors and policymakers for evidence that such programs actually make a difference in the lives of the world’s poor. The field of impact…

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