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

Kyrgyzstan Spatial – a new interactive atlas promoting food security and development

Last week the University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) launched a new online platform and mapping tool Kyrgyzstan Spatial designed to help policymakers target areas of the country most vulnerable to food insecurity. 

Building resilience to crises in the Arab World

Originally posted on the  Arab Food and Nutrition Security Blog In a well-attended side event titled: Building Resilience to Crises in the Arab World at the 41st meeting of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome, October 17th, 2014, IFPRI in collaboration with its development partners, CGIAR’s Policies, Institutions, and Markets Research Program, >> Read more