Appointment of Channing Arndt, new division director

Dear Colleagues:
I am very pleased to inform you of the appointment of Dr. Channing Arndt as Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division (EPTD).

As many of you may know, Channing is currently holding the position of Senior Research Fellow in the Development Strategy and Governance Division. Prior to joining IFPRI, he was working at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, United Nations University, as a Senior Research Fellow. He has more than 25 years of experience in development economics, with seven years combined resident experience in Morocco and Mozambique. He has published more than 70 articles in leading academic journals. He has substantial research management experience including leadership of interdisciplinary teams as well as an established reputation for effectively building institutional capacity in Mozambique, South Africa, Morocco, Vietnam and within the framework of the African Economic Research Consortium.

Channing's research has focused on agricultural development, poverty alleviation and growth, market integration, nutrition, gender and discrimination, the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, technological change, trade policy, aid effectiveness, infrastructure investment, energy, bioenergy, climate change and its impact on poverty and food security.

Please join me in congratulating Channing.

He will be starting this new role on April 10, 2018.

Shenggen Fan, Director General