A guide to investing in collectively held resources

The guide is designed to help investors better understand the challenges and opportunities of investing in resources managed collectively by a community and draws on lessons learned from Guatemala, Mexico, Namibia, and Nepal.

AJARE Award for Best Paper

Congratulations to our colleagues Kate Ambler, Alan de Brauw, and Susan Godlonton whose paper "Measuring post-harvest losses at the farm level in Malawi” received the 2018 AARES-Wiley Blackwell Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AJARE) Award for Best Paper.

Unpacking within household interactions: the roles people take

In this blog, Markus Goldstein discusses the new paper by Bernard et al on intrahousehold decision making, which shows that the roles people take within the household matter a lot for real outcomes.

Measuring the unintended benefits of a development program

Development programs often have a bigger impact than we intend – or even measure. The Transfer Modality Research Initiative in Bangladesh not only led to improved food security and nutrition, but also had a range of unintended benefits. In this Devex oped, our social protection team colleagues explain how this happened.

New paper explores green growth strategy for the Philippines

A new IFPRI discussion paper examines the economywide impact of promoting renewable power generation in the Philippines. The green growth strategy would allow the country to reduce carbon emission, improve energy security, and achieve significant health co-benefits.