Building Bigger Dreams

Can we improve people’s well-being by raising their aspirations?

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Into the Spotlight

The grain teff has been consumed as a staple in Ethiopia for centuries but is little known outside the country. Now, researchers are training their attention on this understudied crop.

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Untangling the Asian Enigma

Although South Asia has the highest concentration of undernutrition in the world, in the past two decades Bangladesh and Nepal have both achieved striking improvements in the nutrition of their citizens. How did they do it?

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Does Money Talk?

FEATURE: Millions of poor people around the world are enrolled in safety net programs that hand out cash or food. What’s the best way to design these transfer programs?

Does Money Talk?

In Numbers

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Pakistan: The Young and the Restless

62% of Pakistanis live in rural areas, where poverty is a major concern. A new survey of rural Pakistan shows the urgency of improving people’s well-being.

In Brief

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Insect Husbandry

IFPRI researchers are working with farmers in Cambodia to banish harmful insects and promote beneficial ones.

Portrait of Pakistan

A survey of Pakistan, conducted in the face of serious obstacles, puts numbers to rural realities.

Into the Spotlight

The grain teff has been consumed as a staple in Ethiopia for centuries but is little known outside the country. Now, researchers are training their attention on this understudied crop.

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Africa needs its own Green Revolution, not a knockoff of Asia’s.

Better Nutrition through Song

HarvestPlus is using star power to help spread the word about biofortified staple foods.

The Road from Bali

Will the new world trade agreement create a fairer and more robust global trading system for developing countries?

The Right Stuff

Ethiopian farmers have long relied on just two kinds of fertilizer to boost nutrients in their depleted soils. Now, they are finally getting more choices.

In Person

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A Place at the Policy Table

Akhter Ahmed feeds the evidence into Bangladesh’s evidence-based policy process.

In Conversation

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Talking with Peter Timmer

Peter Timmer, professor of development studies, emeritus, at Harvard University, talks about why it’s so hard to end hunger.

In Focus

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Building Bigger Dreams

Can we improve people’s well-being by raising their aspirations?

Untangling the Asian Enigma

Although South Asia has the highest concentration of undernutrition in the world, in the past two decades Bangladesh and Nepal have both achieved striking improvements in the nutrition of their citizens. How did they do it?