Book: Agriculture and the rural economy in Pakistan: Issues, outlooks, and policy priorities

Historically, agriculture has been crucial to Pakistan’s economic growth and development and remains so even today. The sector employs almost half of the country’s labor force, supplies key inputs to the country’s manufacturing sector, generates a significant share of export earnings, and nourishes a rapidly growing population.

Foresight Africa viewpoint: Science and the farm

This viewpoint by PIM Director Karen Brooks was originally written as part of the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative’s Foresight Africa 2017 report. Read the full chapter on increasing employment opportunities here. Cross-posted with permission from Brookings' Africa in Focus blog. 

PIM Newsletter: October – December 2016

Karen Brooks, PIM Director: "In a few days we will enter 2017 and start the 2nd Phase of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets. This end-of-the-year and end-of-the phase newsletter is my chance very sincerely to thank all who contributed to the accomplishments of PIM during Phase 1 and to the very >> Read more

Piecing together the puzzle of underinvestment in agriculture

Tolulope Olofinbiyi and Tewodaj Mogues (IFPRI) are sharing insights from a qualitative study of subnational government spending in Nigeria. 

2016 Highlights

As we approach the end of the year, here are a few 2016 highlights from Policies, Institutions, and Markets. Thanks to all our colleagues, partners, and donors for another productive year!

Making social protection more nutrition sensitive: why should we care?

Harold Alderman, IFPRI’s Senior Research Fellow whose research on linkages between social protection and nutrition PIM supports, gave an overview presentation titled ‘Making social protection more nutrition sensitive’ at the FAO/WHO International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition that took place at the FAO Headquarters in Rome on December 1-2.