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Development from within: Lessons from Uganda on strengthening women’s voices in environmental governance

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This story originally published by the NewSecurityBeat blog and featuring the Collaborating for Resilience initiative tells what structured efforts to create inclusive dialogue can do to contribute to more equitable resource management and more resilient livelihoods in the communities fraught with conflict.

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Conference: Agriculture and Food Systems, Climate Change and Nutrition in CIS Countries

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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Eurasian Center for Food Security, the World Bank and two IFPRI-led CGIAR Research Programs - Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) - are organizing a conference on the linkages between climate change, agriculture, food systems, social safety nets, and nutrition. read more...

To the Editor: “Socio-economic data products are increasingly available to the public”

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Originally posted on IFPRI Blog

 

HarvestChoice researchers summarize new data paradigm in the journal Nature Climate Change.

In a Nature Climate Change commentary published last year, Otto et al. highlight a scalar divide in data between natural and social sciences and point out the need for subnational socioeconomic datasets, calling for a “new paradigm in data gathering”. read more...

PIM Newsletter: October-December 2015

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Quarterly update from Policies, Institutions, and Markets: An overview of recent happenings and future plans from our director, blog stories and publications from our participating centers, the latest EnGendering Data blog story, an interview with our research cluster leader on public expenditure in agriculture, upcoming events.

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Public expenditure in agriculture: trends, “black boxes”, and more

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Sustainable growth and inclusive rural transformation require provision of key public goods and services, all of which cost money. Managing competing claims for resources within the budget process and assuring execution of budgets as planned are major challenges for all governments. Governments in poor countries face particularly hard choices in public expenditure due to scarcity of resources, proliferation of priorities, and strong pressures by advocacy groups. PIM works at a number of levels to provide guidance on decisions that national, regional, and local governments make on spending priorities. We’ve asked Tewodaj Mogues, Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) who leads PIM’s research on public expenditure, to answer a few questions about her work.  read more...

CGIAR country consultations: improving collaboration in agricultural research to support national agricultural development objectives

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Frank Place shares his impressions about the recent CGIAR national consultations

I had the pleasure of attending CGIAR national consultations in Nigeria, Tanzania, and Ethiopia over the past two months. The consultations launched a process to strengthen collaboration among CGIAR centers towards a more collective support of national agricultural research and development goals. read more...