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Policy-Oriented Research Impact Assessment (PORIA) case study on the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Mexican PROGRESA anti-poverty and human resource investment conditional cash transfer program

"The objective of this study is to attempt to characterize the influence and impact of IFPRI in relation to the Mexican PROGRESA/Oportunidades anti-poverty and human resource program with its conditional cash transfers (CCT)—conditional on specific…

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How cost-effective is biofortification in combating micronutrient malnutrition?

Biofortification is increasingly seen as an additional tool to combat micronutrient malnutrition. This paper presents, for the first time, evidence on the costs and potential benefits of biofortification for a large number of countries in Africa, Asia…

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Regional policy networks

IFPRI, traditionally a centralized development organization, is now embracing networks as one institutional strategy to achieve “regional decentralization.” Since 1999 IFPRI has developed and operated two formal regional networks, in East Africa and…

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PROGRESA and its impacts on the welfare of rural households in Mexico

This document synthesizes the findings contained in a series of reports prepared by IFPRI for PROGRESA between November 1998 and November 2000... PROGRESA is one of the major programs of the Mexican government aimed at developing the human capital of…

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Impact evaluation of a conditional cash transfer program

In 2000, the Nicaraguan government implemented a conditional cash transfer program designed to improve the nutritional, health, and educational status of poor households, and thereby to reduce short- and long-term poverty. Based on the Mexican…

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