Poverty alleviation linked with agri sector growth

This article was originally published on Pakissan website.   Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan said on Tuesday that agriculture sector, the lifeline of Pakistan’s economy that employs nearly half of the work force, is ingrained with inherent constraints making it less productive. Unfortunately the sector has been neglected for long, >> Read more

2014 Global Hunger Index

On Monday, October 13th, 2014, IFPRI launched the 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report -  ninth in an annual series that presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made progress in reducing hunger since 1990, but still has far to go, with levels of hunger remaining “alarming” or >> Read more

Policy Seminar: Food Consumption Patterns and Nutritional Status in Pakistan

On October 2nd, 2014, PSSP held a policy seminar in Islamabad on “Food Consumption Pattern and Nutritional Status in Pakistan.” Dr. Hina Nazli, Amina Mehmood, and Asma Shahzad discussed the prevalence of malnutrition in the country and Dr. Steve Davies, PSSP Chief of Party, moderated the event. The seminar was attended by key government and private sector stakeholders which >> Read more

Tax Farming Redux: Experimental Evidence on Incentive Pay for Tax Collectors by Dr. Asim Khwaja

PSSP SEMINAR SERIES presents Tax Farming Redux: Experimental Evidence on Incentive Pay for Tax Collectors A discussion with Asim Khwaja Sumitomo-Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development Professor of International Finance and Development, Harvard Kennedy School Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:00pm – 1:15pm   7AB Conference Room International Food Policy Research Institute 2033 K Street, NW, Washington, >> Read more

CGP Round 2 Award Summaries and Radio Programs

In summer 2013, the Competitive Grants Program entered an exciting second stage. Interim reports have been received from the first round awardees; they have been externally reviewed under RAC coordination, and the reviews have been returned to grant awardees for development of their final project reports. Second round projects are well under way and the >> Read more

PSSP Management Team Discusses Program Highlights with Key Stakeholders in Lahore, Pakistan

On May 23, 2013, Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP)'s Management Team, Dr. Stephen Davies, Program Leader for PSSP, Dr. Sohail Malik, Chairman of Innovative Development Strategies (IDS) and Dr. Paul Dorosh, Division Director for International Food Policy Research Institute,  met with key government and academic stakeholders in Lahore, Pakistan and presented them with highlights of PSSP's >> Read more

PSSP Training on Poverty and Distributional Indicators and Micro-Simulations Linked to CGE Modeling

For the past few weeks, researchers from various government, academic and research organizations have been meeting in PSSP's office in Islamabad, Pakistan to be trained in poverty and distributional indicators and micro-simulations linked to CGE modeling. Dr. Dario Debowicz, Dr. Sherman Robinson, Syed Hamza Haider and Angga Pradesha from IFPRI have been running the training >> Read more

Protective Mothers: Maternal Education and Child Learning After the 2005 Pakistan Earthquake

PSSP Seminar Series presents Protective Mothers: Maternal Education and Child Learning After the 2005 Pakistan Earthquake  A discussion with Tahir Andrabi Professor of Economics Department of Economics, Pomona College Monday, 29 April 2013 12:30pm – 1:30pm 4B Conference Room International Food Policy Research Institute 2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-1002 USA Register for the talk >> Read more

Bt Cotton Adoption and Wellbeing of Farmers in Pakistan

This entry is cross-posted on IFPRI’s South Asia website. If you’d like more information on the South Asia region, please visit southasia.ifpri.info. Cotton production plays a significant role in Pakistan’s agriculture and economic growth. It contributes about 8 percent to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country, 17 percent in total employment generation and about 54 >> Read more

Supply and Demand for Cereals in Pakistan

This entry is cross-posted on IFPRI’s South Asia website. If you’d like more information on the South Asia region, please visit southasia.ifpri.info.  A growing population, food price inflation, and frequent natural disasters in Pakistan have raised concerns about the country’s food security. Pakistan’s population depends on wheat and rice to meet their daily food energy requirement >> Read more