2016 Global Hunger Index now live

IFPRI’s 2016 Global Hunger Index – which measures the state of hunger at the global, regional, and national levels – is now out. The 2016 GHI reveals that despite a 29 percent decrease in hunger scores in developing countries since 2000, the world is not on track to reach the Sustainable Development Goal of ending >> Read more

Keeping doors open through investments in adolescent schooling and nutrition: Lessons from IFPRI’s Impact Evaluations

Adolescence is a crucial stage of life as it shapes an individual’s well-being throughout their life course and affects the well-being of future generations. Using evidence from IFPRIs impact evaluations, Agnes Quisumbing and Crossley Pinkstaff, Senior Research Fellow and Research Analyst in IFPRI’s Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, present a case for why adolescence is >> Read more

Improving breastfeeding practices for better nutrition and health

To mark World Breastfeeding Week 2016 (Aug. 1-7), IFPRI researchers, Phuong Nguyen, Sunny Kim, and Purnima Menon, share evidence from the A4NH-supported Alive & Thrive program in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Vietnam that shows how scaling up good breastfeeding practices can lead to improved nutrition and health. Cross-posted with permission from the IFPRI website. Research shows that >> Read more

Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change U.S. book launch

In recent years, the world has seen unprecedented attention and political commitment to addressing malnutrition. As nutrition rapidly rises on the global agenda, guidance is urgently needed on how to design, implement, and evaluate nutrition-enhancing policies and interventions. Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition brings together the most intriguing stories about improving nutrition from >> Read more