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

PSSP Seminar in Washington DC: Addressing the Needs of Internally Displaced Persons in Pakistan

On September 11th, 2014, researchers and policymakers gathered at IFPRI to discuss the widespread damage and displacement caused by the recent floods in Pakistan at the PSSP event, "Addressing the Needs of Internally Displaced Persons in Pakistan." This seminar was chaired by His Excellency, Jalil Abbas Jilani, Ambassador of Pakistan to the US. Presentations were >> Read more

IFPRI Launches 2012 Global Food Policy Report

Did you know that in South Asia and Africa south of the Sahara, food wastage estimates to around 6-11 kg per capita? According to FAO, global wastage of food each year is around 1.3 billion tons in total. To learn more about the past year's food policy developments, issues and trends from around the world, >> Read more

Research to Support a New Framework for Sustained Economic Growth of Pakistan

Call for Applications for the First Annual Competitive Grants Program In May 2011 the National Economic Council of Pakistan adopted a new Framework for Economic Growth recommended by Deputy Chairman Dr. Nadeem Ul Haque and the Planning Commission. The new Framework aims at fostering sustained higher growth and enhanced quality of life through improved governance, vibrant >> Read more

Welcome to the Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP) website

Welcome to the website of the IFPRI Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP). Pakistan is at a crossroads today. The country’s future growth and prosperity depend acutely on overcoming a number of complex issues. Many of these issues are grounded in the persistent challenges of reducing poverty, improving food security, and fostering broad-based economic growth throughout the country. Solutions will partly >> Read more

Program Objectives

IFPRI draws from substantial experience in Pakistan, including a policy program that achieved significant national engagement in the mid-1980s to early 1990s, supported by USAID. Since that time, the institution has completed numerous research studies and training activities in Pakistan. The expected outcomes of this new IFPRI initiative in Pakistan are: Greater capacity among knowledge >> Read more