Annual Report 2010

IFPRI’s Knowledge Products are internationally available and adaptable tools—including models, datasets, networks, visualization programs, and guidelines—that aim to increase development, its impact, and the policymaking that facilitates it.

Models, Simulations, and Applications


The International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT) examines alternative futures for global food supply, demand, trade, prices, and food security. It provides both fundamental and global baseline projections and cutting-edge research results.


Modeling International Relationships in Applied General Equilibrium (MIRAGE) analyzes trade, agricultural, and energy policy changes.

SAMs and CGEs

Social accounting matrixes (SAMs) and computable general equilibriums (CGEs) are economywide models of food-sector interactions with other sectors.

Conceptual and Analytical Tools and Methods


The goal of the African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium is to position African experts to take a leading role in strategic development research, agricultural growth, and policy debate.


Interactive climate, agriculture, and socioeconomic maps developed in partnership with StatPlanet.

Food Security Portal

A central component of IFPRI’s World Food Crisis project, the Food Security Portal provides comprehensive and detailed country-by-country information on food policy developments.

Gender Tool Box

The Gender Tool Box provides analytical tools, datasets, databases, and indicators for gender analysis.


HarvestChoice is an initiative to create knowledge products that will guide investments in productive farming throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.


The IFPRI Mobile Experimental Economics Laboratory (IMEEL) is an initiative to implement in-field economics experiments regarding the behavior of smallholders and the rural poor.


Net-Map is an interview-based mapping tool that outlines the different actors influencing outcomes in specific networks.

Indicators, Databases, and Bibliographies

2010 Global Hunger Index

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) monitors the incidence of hunger in various developing countries based on three equally weighted indicators.


Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) is an initiative that collects original data focused on agricultural research and development.


bEcon is a bibliography of peer-reviewed literature on genetically engineered crops.


BioConserv is a bibliography of genetic resources focusing on the conservation of plants and livestock.

Dietary Diversity as a Household Food Security Indicator

This indicator looks at cost-effective ways to measure changes in dietary behavior.

IFPRI Food Policy Datasets

This link provides a collection of more than 70 publicly accessible datasets on agriculture and rural development.

Indicators for Assessing Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices

This operational guide helps assess the effectiveness of nutrition interventions for young children.


The Market Access Map at the HS6 level (MAcMap-HS6) is a global analytical tariff database used to assess protection and perform econometric analysis.


The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) is an Africa-focused database that compiles and analyzes information to help design and evaluate rural development strategies.


The Statistics of Public Expenditure for Economic Development database allows researchers and policymakers to compare public spending in various sectors.


The Tariff Analytical and Simulation Tool for Economists (TASTE) software analyzes applied trade policies and performs detailed trade-policy scenarios.

Evaluation and Impact Assessment


Dynamic Research EvaluAtion for Management (DREAM) is menu-driven software that evaluates the economic impacts of agricultural research and development. It can simulate a range of markets, technology adoption, research spillover, and trade-policy scenarios based on a flexible, multi-market, partial equilibrium model.

Impact assessment

This link includes IFPRI’s impact assessment publications and tools.

Best Practices, Practitioners’ Guides, and Training Methods


The Collective Action and Property Rights program analyzes how collective-action and property-rights institutions affect natural resources and poverty.


Preventing Malnutrition in Children Under 2 Approach (PM2A) is a preventive intervention supplying similar food, health, and nutrition services to all children 6 to 23 months old.

School feeding best practices

This is a study of the motivation for and impacts of food for education (FFE) programs.