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Graduation Workshop and Field Visit

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), Trickle Up and Fundación Capital, in partnership with PROSPERA Programa de Inclusión Social, and with the support of the Ford Foundation and the International Development Research Center (IDRC), are jointly convening an invitation-only Graduation Field Visit and Workshop on June 13-14, 2017 to share the progress of the Mexican Graduation Pilot and exchange lessons learnt and future plans related to the adaptation of the Graduation model to public policy in Latin America.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 09:00 to Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 14:00

How are social protection and agriculture related, and why do they have an important relation?

Overall in the Caribbean, the number of undernourished people decreased from 8.1 million in 1990-1992, to 7.5 million in 2014-16. The proportion of undernourished people fell from 27 percent to 19.8 percent during the same period.

Ending hunger: How leadership, data and technology can transform the global face of poverty

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is pleased to host the 25th Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture. The event commemorates the significant impact on international nutrition by Martin J. Forman, who headed the Office of Nutrition at USAID for more than 20 years. The annual lecturer is invited to present his or her personal, often unconventional, views about key issues dealing with malnutrition.

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Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 12:15

Commission on Global Poverty: Share Your Ideas on Measuring Extreme Poverty

In 2013, the World Bank Group announced two goals that would guide its development work worldwide. The first is the eradication of chronic extreme poverty. More formally, it is the target of bringing the number of extremely poor people, defined as those living on less than 1.25 ppp-adjusted dollars a day, to less than 3% of the world population by 2030. The second is the boosting of shared prosperity, defined as promoting the growth of per capita real income of the poorest 40% of the population in each country.

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 10:30 to Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:30

The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, and the Secretary General of the Organization of American State (OAS), Luis Almagro, signed an agreement to intensify their joint efforts to improve the food security and nutrition of the people of the Americas on Septe

What happens when money is given directly to people living in dire conditions? Will children be better nourished? Will families be more productive or will they become dependent? Will economies grow stronger?


Despite the growing activism and debate around the right to food in the past decade, there has been little exploration of what the right means in everyday life and in the routine encounters between states and citizens.


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