This week's International Women’s Day 2017 celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
As microfinance institutions (MFIs) grow in many countries worldwide, debate continues over whether such programs truly benefit the poor. Proponents emphasize the need for innovative ways to provide poor populations access to financial services.
On Tuesday, May 26, The Safety Net Transfer Modality Research Initiative (TMRI), jointly implemented by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), will organize a seminar to present the final findings of the research.
Nutrition outcomes in post-Green Revolution Bangladesh Cross-posted from the IFPRI website written by Rebecca Sullivan While gains in agricultural productivity and poverty reduction achieved during the Green Revolution have been widely recognized, little is known of how these shifts in practice and production impacted the nutritional status of individuals in these countries, particularly women andRead more
The following is an excerpted version of a press release originally published on World Food Program website DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) today presented the first findings of a joint research initiative that explores which types of social safety net transfers work best forRead more
In Asia, the low status of women is one of the main factors contributing to the poor nutritional status of children. In Bangladesh, despite economic growth, it is observed that there has been a modest reduction in the poverty rate headcount of about 1.5 percent a year since the early 1990s. Nonetheless, the child malnutritionRead more
The following is an excerpted version of a story originally published on the CGIAR- CCAFS website. “But why do you want to buy index insurance?” asked the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) index insurance pilot representative in the Bogra region of Bangladesh. “You already irrigate if there’s a dry spell – you are alreadyRead more
Onion prices have reached all-time high, not only in India but also in Bangladesh, and is mostly pinching the pockets of the country’s low-income population. According to The New Age, onion prices jumped by Tk 15-20, per kg domestically supplied onions were selling at Tk 80-90 per kg, while imported onions were selling at TkRead more
Food security discourse in Bangladesh is inextricably linked to both rice and fish, and captured in the popular saying “Mache bhate Bangali,” or “Rice and fish make a Bengali.” But changes in Bangladesh’s rice-fish production systems over the past several decades may be transforming the way farmers manage rice and fish production. Too little isRead more
Farmers in rural Bangladesh have limited ability to cope with risks such as flood, drought, injury, or illness. A recent IFPRI discussion paper on, The value of customized insurance for farmers in rural Bangladesh, investigates which financial instruments farmers prefer in order to understand whether insurance or savings—or a combination of the two—is more likelyRead more