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A new path to policy: Colombia’s participatory climate leadership

With IFPRI's input, stakeholders from Colombia's agriculture, forestry, and land use sectors worked together in an innovative, collaborative process to plan out ways to reduce carbon emissions under the Paris climate agreement.


Charting a new path to income convergence

A new book examines the diverse reasons behind variable growth rates among seven developing countries.

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Ending world hunger and undernutrition by 2025

The following post by IFPRI Director General  Shenggen Fan  was originally published on Humanitas Global Development’s  Hunger and Undernutrition blog. Hunger and undernutrition can be eliminated by 2025. Meeting this aspirational target is an immense…


Learning to Fly

Africa is confronting a complex development challenge: population pressures are driving land scarcity, resulting in progressively smaller plots of land per farmer. On the land that’s still available, soil is rapidly degrading. How can Africa maintain,…


Pool Rules

When a natural disaster strikes, it takes its toll in lives, homes, and entire cities. What’s more, the costs of reconstruction are not strictly financial—it can also drain other resources geared toward long-term development outcomes such as capacity…


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…


The Perfect Fit: Which Social Protection Program is Best?

Governments looking to deploy social protection programs that combat hunger and poverty want a no-nonsense description of their options and a way to compare each program’s cost and impact. Policymakers and economists have long debated whether it is…