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!

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Book "Confronting Drought in Africa’s Drylands: Opportunities for Enhancing Resilience" released with contributions from many organizations working under the guidance of a team from the World Bank Group, FAO, and PIM. PIM Proposal for Phase 2 of the CGIAR Research Programs approved with 6 flagships PIM social protection team received Best of UNICEF Research 2016 award for the report "Evaluation of the Social Cash Transfer Pilot Programme, Tigray Region, Ethiopia"


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Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) team released a book Agricultural research in Africa: Investing in future harvests Our public expenditure team presented the latest edition of the  Statistics on Public Expenditures for Economic Development (SPEED) database and the updated data visualization tool. Watch video>>  A group of authors working with our Inclusive Value Chains and Efficient Trade research flagship published a book “Innovation for inclusive value-chain development: Successes and challenges”
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PIM Gender team members Cheryl Doss and Caitlin Kieran conducted a webinar on Collecting sex-disaggregated agricultural data through surveys. A new multi-partner initiative Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP) that aims to support and scale up practical solutions for groundwater management for sustainable development and food security was launched  PIM jointly with the Gender and Land Rights database (GLRD) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) produced “Making sense of Land, Statistics and Gender”, a colorful infographic exploring the correct use of land ownership statistics.
With support from PIM, a group of IFPRI authors released a book "Nutrition and economic development: Exploring Egypt’s exceptionalism and the role of food subsidies" addressing the "double burden of malnutrition" in Egypt. PIM Director Karen Brooks was a key note speaker at the Crawford Fund’s annual conference “Waste Not, Want Not: The Circular Economy to Food Security”, held in Canberra, Australia IFPRI/PIM team received World Bank Group, SVRI Award for Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence
First set of PIM Outcome Notes released