Pakistan: The Young and the Restless

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 and expanding their opportunities for a better life—and makes clear how challenging it will be to do so. 

In This Issue

Building Bigger Dreams

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

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.

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?

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?