5th Global Food Security Conference

2 days 1 hour ago

Conference: April 9-12, 2024 - 7:30 AM- 6:00 PM CET. Building on the momentum from the UN Food System Summit and recognizing that the 2030 target year of the Sustainable Development Goals is on the horizon, this 5th Global Food Security Conference will bring together science, business, and policy to address this need.


Nourish the Dialogue: Investing in nutrition and diets as significant determinants of health

3 days ago

Hybrid Special Event: April 19, 2024 - 11:30 PM- 12:30 PM EDT. This special event will convene nutrition and climate experts to discuss the vital role of healthy diets; showcase a suite of proven solutions across the agrifood value chain for improving diets in low- and middle-income countries; and examine how best to scale these solutions so that everyone can reap the benefits of sustainable healthy diets.


High-Level Partners Roundtable: Keys to strengthening institutions and investments in climate-smart agri-food systems to improve smallholder livelihoods in Africa

1 week 3 days ago

In-Person Special Event: April 9, 2024 - 4:30 PM- 6:00 PM EDT. In this roundtable, speakers will reflect on the broader context of food systems transformation, emphasizing the importance of partnerships, learning, and actionable insights in addressing food insecurity and climate resilience in Africa.


Deepening Social Protection Systems: Enhancing livelihoods and health in Ethiopia

3 weeks 1 day ago

Hybrid Event: April 17, 2024 at 10:30am-12:00pm EDT. This event will present findings from a randomized controlled trial of Strengthening PSNP Institutions and Resilience (SPIR), a graduation model program embedded within the PSNP that is led by World Vision, in collaboration with CARE and ORDA, and with support from the Ethiopian government and USAID.


2023 PNG Rural Household Survey: Report Launch

1 month ago

In-person Event: March 7, 2024 - 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM GMT+10. This seminar will provide results of the rural household survey and discuss opportunities for promoting agricultural transformation for economic growth and food security in PNG. 


Global Food 50/50 Launch Event

1 month 2 weeks ago

Virtual Event: March 7, 2024 at 9:00am-10:30am EST. This launch event seminar will present key findings from the report and explore how this new accountability mechanism can empower a broader movement to demand more equitable and inclusive organizations across the global food system.


Introducing the new Women’s Empowerment Metric for National Statistical Systems (WEMNS)

2 months ago

Virtual Event: February 22, 2024 at 9:00am-10:30am EST. This event will present the WEMNS metric, review the development of the tool, and discuss its use to advance women’s empowerment. A panel of stakeholders from government and national statistical offices and from multilateral organizations will discuss the potential of WEMNS for promoting and monitoring women’s empowerment as part of national statistical surveys.


When women hold local office: Women’s representation and political engagement amid conflict and climate shocks across Africa

3 months ago

One argument in favor of quotas for women’s representation in political office is that female politicians can break down gender barriers more broadly, inspiring individual women to participate politically. In many African countries, where gender gaps in political participation are large, identifying effective strategies to reduce gender imbalances is critical.

Katrina Kosec, Jordan Kyle, Hiroyuki Takeshima

Key findings from midline evaluation of Egypt’s forsa graduation program

3 months 2 weeks ago

Forsa is a pilot economic inclusion program implemented by the Ministry of Social Solidarity (MoSS) in Egypt. The goal of the program is to graduate beneficiaries of Takaful to economic self-reliance by enabling them to engage in wage employment or small-scale productive enterprises. The Forsa program began in 2023 after significant delays. Obstacles to implementation included the Covid-19 pandemic, Egypt’s economic crisis following the Ukraine-Russia war, and administrative challenges with procurement approvals.

James Allen IV, Daniel O. Gilligan, Sikandra Kurdi, Nada Shokry, Basma Yassa

Challenges for private sector job matching in rural Egypt: Results from a survey of forsa employers

3 months 2 weeks ago

Increasing formal employment for youth and women is a key goal of the Forsa pilot graduation intervention and Egyptian government policy in general. As detailed in Forsa evaluation reports, matching Takaful beneficiaries with jobs in the private sector is a major challenge from the perspective of households. In this policy note, we examine the challenges from the perspective of potential employers. We review literature of the market failures that may contribute to difficulties with job matching in rural Egypt and present results from a small telephone survey of Forsa employers.

Nada Shokry, Basma Yassa, Sikandra Kurdi

Integrated simulation framework for the impacts of large dams: Example of the GERD

3 months 2 weeks ago
Efficient water resources management is essential for the sustainable development of nations, and large dams are an important tool for achieving this endeavor. Here, we present an integrated approach to simulating the impacts of large dams, integrating river systems infrastructure, hydrodynamic, and economywide models. We apply the framework to examine the biophysical, GDP, and distributional impacts of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on Sudan.
Mohammed Basheer, Khalid Siddig, Zuhal Elnour, Mosab O. M. Ahmed, Claudia Ringler