WEBINAR: Power, politics, and governance in the food system: Applications to Africa

Growing interest in stimulating transformation throughout the agri-food system in Africa implies a more complex role for the region’s governments. This webinar with Dr. Danielle Resnick will draw on case studies from Ghana, Nigeria, and Zambia to show how electoral incentives, overlapping ministerial mandates, and relations between central and local authorities structure the ability of governments to fulfill these roles in the food system.

New data offers insights into rural poverty and undernutrition in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is home to approximately 7 million people, and is struggling to ensure adequate nutrition for its citizens. One of the country’s largest challenges is a lack of data to inform food security and nutrition indicators.

PIM Newsletter: January – March 2019

Collection of PIM news from the first quarter of 2019: new research, publications, PIM webinars, and more.

Cyclone Idai shows why long-term disaster resilience is so crucial

Growing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, such as Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, are increasingly viewed as a consequence of climate change. This is true globally, but particularly for areas like southern Africa. What is the way forward from Idai’s aftermath?

The research-practitioner divide: Why we are still optimistic

Researchers and development practitioners don’t often team up to co-lead large global projects. There are reasons this type of partnership isn’t very common, yet we each need the other to be able to solve seemingly intractable global problems like hunger and poverty.

Cash transfers and intimate partner violence

Cash transfers are a promising tool to reduce intimate partner violence, but can they be effective across diverse contexts and program design? In this blog, Melissa Hidrobo and Shalini Roy identify three policy-relevant knowledge gaps related to the potential of transfer programs to reduce IPV, then address them drawing on case studies from Ecuador, Bangladesh, and Mali.