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.

Lessons from IFPRI country programs on influencing policy decisions and strengthening capacity

It is often argued that the more researchers engage with policymakers, the more likely that their evidence will be used in policy decisions; also, that engagement is enhanced when researchers reside in the countries where they are conducting research. These notions were put to the test in a recent set of studies...

State capacity and agricultural service provision: The case of rural Nepal

In Nepal, bureaucrats’ local knowledge and motivation make a difference in serving rural farmers. Danielle Resnick and Jordan Kyle share recent research findings on agricultural extension service provision from Nepal.

STAARS fellowship accepting applications for 2019

The Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) fellowship program managed by Cornell University in collaboration with PIM and other partners calls for concept proposals from early-career African researchers seeking to become STAARS fellows in 2019. Application deadline: March 1, 2019.