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!
|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"
|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”|
|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|