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IFPRI Research Blog

Information empowers citizens to demand public services

Distributing ID cards with basic eligibility information increased participation in Indonesia's Raskin (Rice for the Poor) program—leading the government to expand their use to other forms of social assistance.

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IFPRI Blog

Where do the world's hungriest people live? Not where you think

The following post by IFPRI Director General, Shenggen Fan, was originally published in the Huffington Post. If you were tasked to end hunger and malnutrition in the world, you might first ask: Where do such vulnerable people live? It may be a…

Press Release

New Avian Flu Project to Focus on World's Poor Farmers

Washington, DC —A £3.9 million (approximately US$7.8 million) project was launched today to help poor farmers in developing countries safeguard their livelihoods in the event of future outbreaks of avian influenza. The International Food Policy…

book

The 1.5 billion people question: Food, vouchers, or cash transfers?

This book addresses the thorny and fascinating question of how food and voucher programs, despite theory and evidence generally favoring cash, remain relevant, have evolved, and, in most circumstances, have improved over time. In doing so, we take an…

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