April 19, 2018
The most enduring solutions for feeding people and reducing extreme poverty in low-income countries entail efforts that empower rural farmers to increase their productive capacities. On April 23, PIM Director Karen Brooks will join a panel of experts at Brookings Institution to discuss the issues and constraints such efforts entail.
April 18, 2018
The new paper investigates how youth migration in Ethiopia and Malawi affects household labor, hired labor demand, and income, and whether these effects vary by migrant sex and destination.
April 16, 2018
The devolution of land tenure rights to forest-dwelling communities over the past quarter century has led to the development of entrepreneurial initiatives with substantial positive socio-economic outcomes for livelihoods, according to a leading scientist.
March 23, 2018
Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and women’s rights and at least 11 of the 17 SDGs require indicators related to gender dynamics. Despite the need for reliable indicators, stylized facts on women, agriculture, and the environment persist. During this webinar we will focus on four gender myths: 1) 70% of the world’s poor are women; 2) Women produce 60 to 80% of the world’s food; 3) Women own 1% of the world’s land; and 4) Women are better stewards of the environment.
March 15, 2018
The annual World Bank's Land and Poverty conference (March 19-23, 2018) will present the latest research and practice on the diversity of reforms, interventions, and innovations in the land sector around the world. See how PIM participates in the conference.
March 14, 2018
PIM pre-conference workshop on rural transformation at the International Conference of Agricultural Economists 2018: Selected papers
PIM will convene a pre-conference workshop "Rural Transformation in the 21st Century: The Challenges of Low-Income, Late-Transforming Countries" as part of the 2018 International Conference of Agricultural Economists (July 28 - August 2, 2018, Vancouver, BC, Canada). Check the list of papers selected for the workshop through an open competitive call.
March 12, 2018
Journal article: Small firms, structural change and labor productivity growth in Africa: Evidence from Tanzania
Africa’s impressive economic performance over the past two decades has been accompanied by a proliferation of small firms, many of which operate in the informal sector. The new paper contributes to the understanding of the role that small firms play in a rapidly growing, but still poor, African economy.
March 7, 2018
In advance of International Women’s Day this year we spoke with our Director Karen Brooks about the gender research in CGIAR, its role in PIM, and why, in Karen's opinion, "quality, opportunism (in the good sense of the term), and voice" are important for the gender research to achieve the greatest impact.