Distributing ID cards with basic eligibility information increased participation in Indonesia's Raskin (Rice for the Poor) program—leading the government to expand their use to other forms of social assistance.
Despite the trend toward cash transfers, many countries retain a mix of food assistance programs.
Despite the shift to distribute food aid via cash transfers, they are not a one-size-fits-all solution, a new World Bank report suggests.
Pregnancy carries more health risks for adolescent girls and their infants in Bangladesh than for older mothers, even when prenatal care and other services are provided.
Lessons from Bangladesh and Ethiopia on how to build reslience into food systems.
Research shows that with proper support, refugees can provide an economic boon to surrounding communities.
An IFPRI workshop examines ways in which (and sometimes whether) provisioning information to the public can result in more responsive governments.
An IFPRI trial in Bangladesh shows that index-based insurance—with payouts based on weather data or other benchmarks rather than actual losses—has benefits beyond mere compensation.
An IFPRI seminar and a new book explore the changing role of food subsidies in Egypt's struggle with food security.
A close look at health-based conditional cash transfers in Tanzania reveals important nuances in how such increasingly popular programs work.