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?

Farmers Power Up

A vibrant market in farm machinery services is emerging in Africa.

Smart Money?

Many African governments subsidize fertilizer for farmers. Are the subsidies worth it?

Lightening the Double Burden

Obesity and undernutrition increasingly appear among members of the same household. Is there a way to prevent this "double burden" of malnutrition?

The Family Business

Most farms are family farms. Should we be helping small family farmers to stay in agriculture, or to move up and out?

On Tap

Privatizing water services can improve access to safe water

Pooling the Risk

New lessons on how countries can best join together to insure populations in case of disaster