A bureaucratic catch-22: Study in Bangladesh shows how safety nets can overlook the poorest

An IFPRI analysis of the Bangladesh's Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) program, which provides assistance to poor women in rural areas, revealed flaws in the standards used to target recipients and recommended new criteria, which the government will begin using in 2019.

Discussion paper: What is the role of men in connecting women to cash crop markets? Evidence from Uganda

Programs that seek to increase women’s participation in marketing activities related to the principal household economic activity must involve men if they are to be successful. The new IFPRI Discussion Paper analyzes take-up of a project that sought to increase women’s involvement in sugarcane marketing and sales by encouraging the registration of a sugarcane block contract in the wife’s name.

In the press: Great expectations from Ethiopia’s Wheat Initiative

Thomson Reuters News Foundation published an op-ed by IFPRI researchers Gashaw Tadesse Abate, Tanguy Bernard, Alan de Brauw, and Nicholas Minot, who examined the impact of Ethiopia’s Wheat Initiative on farmers’ yields to understand how programs can boost wheat yields in underperforming areas.

PIM Newsletter: July – September 2018

Summary of all new and important things that happened at PIM during the 3rd quarter 2018, including: the new program director, PIM webinars, publications, blogs, and updates from each of the research flagships under the Policies, Institutions, and Markets program.

“Feminization of agriculture” call for proposals: Five projects selected

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research announced five proposals selected as part of the 2018 cross-CGIAR research call on the topic "Feminization of agriculture: Building evidence to debunk myths on current challenges and opportunities". The teams will work on the projects from October 2018 to March 2020. Funding is provided by the Collaborative Platform and >> Read more

WEBINAR: Measuring policy distortions along agricultural value chains: Lessons from Africa and Asia

When: 17 October 2018, 10-11 am EST Presenter: Simla Tokgoz, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)   Measuring policy distortions along agricultural value chains: Lessons from Africa and Asia from IFPRI-PIM The global agricultural sector is undergoing a transformation, with a rapid expansion of trade in processed agricultural commodities. With this transformation comes expanded >> Read more