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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.
At the 27th Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture, a focus on getting countries to commit and stay committed to their most valuable resource—their own citizens.
At the IFPRI staff retreat, Shanta Devarajan of the World Bank explains how well-intentioned fixes for market failures too often result in government failures.
Lessons from Bangladesh and Ethiopia on how to build reslience into food systems.
An IFPRI workshop examines ways in which (and sometimes whether) provisioning information to the public can result in more responsive governments.
Director for South Asia Pramod K. Joshi penned an opinion piece in India's Financial Chronicle that analyzed the impact of India’s 2017 budget on the agriculture sector. "Overall," he wrote, "the budget is pro-farmer and agriculture. It is an attempt…
Adjusting Nepal’s complex agricultural economy to the federalist system laid out by the new constitution will require some adjustment, but a new paper from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) proposes several policy measures to…
Two papers show how political circumstances and institutional prerogatives limit public spending.
Is politics an obstacle or a means to achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals? At a recent IFPRI event, “Making Politics Work to Meet the SDGs,” Senior World Bank Economist Stuti Khemani argued that politics may be flawed, but paying…