Pro-Poor Public Investment

Objectives

  • Provide research-based policy options for strategy design (such as poverty reduction strategy papers) and government investments.
  • Provide a priority-setting mechanism to target the sectors most likely to promote higher growth and greater poverty reduction at national and regional levels.
  • Conduct research on mechanisms for mobilizing both public and private resources to support needed investments.
  • Investigate the role of governance issues in public spending and public service delivery.
  • Strengthen the national analytical capacity of research institutions through training and collaboration with IFPRI.
  • Assist international donors in setting their funding priorities and improving the performance of their funds.