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Bangladesh Prime Minister calls for research to support development

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan was originally published on his DG Corner blog. Bangladesh has made remarkable progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). During my visit this week with Prime Minister Sheikh…


Surging Onion Prices in Bangladesh

The following is an excerpted version of a  story originally published on the IFPRI South Asia website. Onion prices have reached all-time high, not only in India but also in Bangladesh, and it’s mostly pinching the pockets of the country’s low-income…


New Food Security Data Unveiled at Bangladesh Workshop

Despite its transformation from a country of chronic food shortages to one of food self-sufficiency, Bangladesh still faces food-security challenges. This is the conclusion of a massive IFPRI-designed survey on agriculture, consumption, and nutrition…


IFPRI launches new policy “situation room” in Bangladesh

If Bangladesh is to find a way out of poverty and poor nutrition, it needs timely and accurate information about the way its farmers are growing food, using water, accessing markets, and developing agricultural resources. Until now, such data was hard…


Pakistan Rural Household Panel Survey (PRHPS) 2014, Round 3

The Pakistan Rural Household Panel Survey (PRHPS) 2014, Round 3 is the third round of the PRHPS; Round 1 and 2 were conducted in 2012 and 2013 respectively. This survey aims to provide a quantitative basis to identify and address urgent economic…