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International Food Policy Research Institute

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Network member number: 
N0108
Acronym: 
IFPRI
Address: 
2033 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006-1002, USA
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Network Member
Knowledge Partner
Type of organisation: 
Research and academic institution
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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is a research and academic type of an institution established in 1975 with the mission to provide research-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. It provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. It is a research centre of the CGIAR Consortium, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.

 

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Contributions

  • Taking action: Progress and challenges in implementing nutrition policies and programs

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    Friday 1 January 2016

    TO BE EFFECTIVE, COMMITMENTS TO ACTION MUST BE IMPLEMENTED AND ENFORCED. THE IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICIES AND INTERVENTIONS DEPENDS on converting political commitment to practical action. How are governments and other stakeholders doing in implementing policies and interventions that reflect commitment?

  • Accelerating the contribution that nutrition's underlying drivers make to nutrition improvements

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    Friday 1 January 2016

    THE FOOD, SOCIAL, HEALTH, AND LIVING ENVIRONMENTS IN WHICH PEOPLE MAKE DECISIONS HAVE A HUGE INFLUENCE ON NUTRITIONAL STATUS. For optimal nutrition, these underlying factors matter. For example, the food environment should make healthy diets available, affordable, accessible, and desirable. The social environment should set norms about good nutrition and hygiene and support people in caring for their nutrition and the nutrition of their families.

  • Malnutrition and climate patterns in the ASALs of Kenya: A resilience analysis based on a pseudo-panel dataset

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    Friday 1 January 2016

    This study showed how arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya are particularly affected by undernutrition in women and children. Despite undernutrition improving in the rest of the country, in the ASAL areas the trends appear to be negative, particularly with respect to wasting in children and women being underweight. Temperature shocks emerge as the most detrimental factor for nutrition, again especially in ASAL areas.

  • Meeting the need: Financing to attain targets

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    Friday 1 January 2016

    COMMITMENT WITHOUT FUNDING REPRESENTS UNFULFILLED GOOD INTENTIONS. IF NUTRITION-PROMOTING ACTIONS ARE TO BE IMPLEMENTED AND TARGETS MET, they need to be financed. Financing for nutrition comes from governments (domestic), from international sources—the bilateral and multilateral aid agencies and foundations that make up the “donor” community—and from people themselves.

  • Measuring progress in attaining targets

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    Friday 1 January 2016

    TO GUIDE, TRACK, AND LEARN FROM OUR EFFORTS TO REDUCE MALNUTRITION, WE REQUIRE CREDIBLE, TIMELY, AND USEFUL DATA ON NUTRITION OUTCOMES AND INPUTS. IN THE ERA of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the amount of data available to assess progress in development grew rapidly through formal surveys, administrative data, civil registration, and mobile telephones (UN 2014b; World Bank and WHO 2014).

  • 2016 Global Food Policy Report: Synopsis [in Russian]

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    Publication
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    Friday 1 January 2016

    Для международного сообщества 2015 год стал поворотным моментом. Окончание срока выполнения Целей развития тысячелетия подчеркнуло поразительные успехи, достигнутые с 1990 года: доля людей, живущих в крайней нищете, уровень детской смертности и масштабы голода сократились почти вдвое. Однако по-прежнему остаются огромные проблемы.

  • 2016 Global Food Policy Report

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    Publication
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    Friday 1 January 2016

    The Global Food Policy Report is IFPRI’s flagship publication. This year’s annual report examines major food policy issues, global and regional developments, and commitments made in 2015, and presents data on key food policy indicators. The report also proposes key policy options for 2016 and beyond to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2015, the global community made major commitments on sustainable development and climate change.

  • Calls to action

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    Friday 1 January 2016

    ASSESS PROGRESS AGAINST GLOBAL TARGETS; MAKE SMART COMMITMENTS; ACCELERATE IMPLEMENTATION; ACCELERATE THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE UNDERLYING DRIVERS; FINANCE THE GLOBAL TARGETS; MEASURE PROGRESS AT THE NATIONAL AND SUBNATIONAL LEVEL

  • 2016 Global Food Policy Report: Synopsis

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday 1 January 2016

    The Global Food Policy Report is IFPRI’s flagship publication. This year’s annual report examines major food policy issues, global and regional developments, and commitments made in 2015, and presents data on key food policy indicators. The report also proposes key policy options for 2016 and beyond to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2015, the global community made major commitments on sustainable development and climate change.

  • Long-term drivers of food and nutrition security

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    Friday 1 January 2016

    The 2015 Global Hunger Index suggests that despite progress in reducing hunger worldwide, hunger levels in 52 of 117 countries in the 2015 Global Hunger Index remain “serious” or “alarming.” Since achieving and maintaining food and nutrition security (FNS) remains a goal for all countries, it is important to understand the individual, national, and global factors that affect FNS. This paper proposes an analytical framework to identify and analyze the respective roles of key long-term drivers of FNS.

  • Informe de la nutrición mundial 2016: De la promesa al impacto: Terminar con la malnutrición de aquí a 2030: Resumen

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    Friday 1 January 2016

    En la actualidad, pocos son los obstáculos a los que se enfrenta la comunidad mundial que puedan compararse en magnitud con el de la malnutrición, una condición que afecta directamente a una de cada tres personas. La malnutrición se manifiesta de muy distintas maneras: retraso en el crecimiento y el desarrollo de los niños; personas esqueléticas o propensas a las infecciones; personas con exceso de peso o que corren el riesgo de contraer enfermedades crónicas debido al consumo excesivo de sal, azúcar o grasas; e incluso personas con carencias de vitaminas o minerales de importancia.

  • Highlights of the IFPRI and WFP partnership

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    Friday 1 January 2016

    More than a decade of strong partnership between the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the World Food Programme (WFP) began with a shared goal of creating more effective and efficient food aid distribution systems. Over time, the collaboration moved toward designing social protection programs that use food and cash transfers to improve nutrition for the poor.

  • Food policy in 2015-2016: Reshaping the global food system for sustainable development

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    Friday 1 January 2016

    The year 2015 saw a new global commitment to sustainable development that will require a reshaping of the world’s food system. The well-being of people and the planet will depend on creation of a food system that is more efficient, inclusive, climate-smart, sustainable, nutrition- and health-driven, and business-friendly.

  • Making SMARTer commitments to nutrition action: Global nutrition report guidance note

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    Friday 1 January 2016

    The Global Nutrition Report, an independent accountability mechanism for progress and action on nutrition, calls on all actors to make SMART Commitments to Nutrition Action—that is, commitments that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound. Specifically, we call on governments to make SMART Commitments to Nutrition Action to achieve national nutrition targets and to put in place monitoring systems that allow them and others to assess progress.

  • Labor adaptation to climate variability in Eastern Africa

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    Friday 1 January 2016

    As countries design climate change adaptation policies, it is important to understand how workers alter behavior in response to changes in temperature. Nonetheless, the impact of temperature on labor markets is poorly documented, especially in Africa. We address this gap by analyzing panel surveys of labor choices by sector, contractual arrangement, and migration status in four East African countries. Merging survey information with high-resolution climate data, we assess how workers shift employment in response to temperature anomalies.

  • Rapport sur la nutrition mondiale 2016: Des promesses aux impacts: Éliminer la malnutrition d’ici 2030: Résumé

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    Friday 1 January 2016

    Parmi les obstacles auxquels la communauté internationale est confrontée aujourd’hui, rares sont ceux qui rivalisent en intensité avec la malnutrition, une condition qui touche directement 1 personne sur 3.

  • Climate change impacts and household resilience: Prospects for 2050 in Brazil, Mexico, and Peru

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    Friday 1 January 2016

    This food policy report is a response to growing concerns about the impacts of climate change on Latin American economies, agriculture, and people. It assesses both local and global effects of changing agricultural yields on the economy, subnational regions, and different household types, including male- and female-headed households in Brazil, Mexico, and Peru. The three countries reflect economic and geographic diversity in Latin America and more than half of the region’s population. Climate change impacts tend to be relatively small at an economywide level in all three countries.

  • Global Nutrition Report 2016: From Promise to Impact: Ending Malnutrition by 2030

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    Friday 1 January 2016

    Few challenges facing the global community today match the scale of malnutrition, a condition that directly affects 1 in 3 people. Malnutrition manifests itself in many different ways: as poor child growth and development; as individuals who are skin and bone or prone to infection; as those who are carrying too much weight or whose blood contains too much sugar, salt, fat, or cholesterol; or those who are deficient in important vitamins or minerals.

  • Relatório sobre a nutrição mundial 2016: Da promessa ao impacto: Erradicando a malnutrição até 2030: Sumário

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    Friday 1 January 2016

    Poucos desafios enfrentados hoje pela comunidade global se comparam, em escala, à malnutrição, distúrbio que afeta diretamente uma em cada três pessoas. A malnutrição se manifesta de diversas maneiras: no crescimento e no desenvolvimento infantis insatisfatórios; em pessoas que são apenas pele e osso ou estão propensas a contrair infecções; em quem tem excesso de peso ou que correm o risco de contrair doenças crônicas por consumirem açúcar, sal ou gordura demais; ou naqueles que apresentam deficiência de vitaminas ou minerais importantes.

  • Global Nutrition Report 2016: From Promise to Impact: Ending Malnutrition by 2030: Summary [in Chinese]

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    Friday 1 January 2016

    在现今国际社会所面临的诸多挑战中,营养不良问题显得尤为严峻:全球有三分之一的人口营养不良。营养不良有很多不同的表现形式:儿童生长与发育不良;个体消瘦或易受感染;过度肥胖;由于过度摄入糖、盐和脂肪而面临慢性病的风险;缺乏重要的维生素或矿物质。就目前来看,营养不良和不健康饮食是造成全球疾病负担的最大因素:各国都面临着营养不良造成的严峻公共卫生挑战。在非洲和亚洲,每年营养不良造成的经济损失相当于11%的国内生产总值(GDP),而在预防营养不良方面每投入1美元便可带来16美元的投资回报。虽然世界各国已就营养目标达成共识,而且近年来也取得了一些进展,但是全球尚未走上实现这些目标的正轨。这份对世界营养状况的第三次全面评估为扭转这一趋势并在2030年前消除一切形式的营养不良指明了方向。

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