Special Event: Making Politics Work to Meet the SDGs

IFPRI Special Event on September 28 explored how accountability matters for development, and how public leaders can be made more accountable for delivering upon the SDGs.

How is SPEED being applied in research?

Cross-posted from IFPRI Research Blog Public investment has gained importance in development in recent years. In the Malabo Declaration on African Agriculture and CAADP from 2014, heads of state and government of the African Union recommitted to uphold the target of allocating 10 percent of total spending to agriculture, as originally agreed in the 2003 >> Read more

Discussion paper: A systematic review of cross-country data initiatives on agricultural public expenditures in developing countries

One of the most important instruments that developing and transitioning countries possess to achieve the transformation of their economies through meeting key development outcomes and impacts, especially where the agricultural sector plays a key role, is efficient and effective agricultural public expenditures (AgPEs), coupled with a conducive policy environment and dynamic private investments. Practitioners and >> Read more

Bringing statistics on public expenditures up to SPEED: database and web tool updated

The Statistics on Public Expenditures for Economic Development, sporting a catchy acronym SPEED, is an open access database managed by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) with support from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM). It is also a user friendly interactive web tool allowing to view, compare, and download >> Read more

Public expenditure in agriculture: trends, “black boxes”, and more

Sustainable growth and inclusive rural transformation require provision of key public goods and services, all of which cost money. Managing competing claims for resources within the budget process and assuring execution of budgets as planned are major challenges for all governments. Governments in poor countries face particularly hard choices in public expenditure due to scarcity >> Read more