ESSP Newsletter October – December 2016

Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) presents its quarterly Newsletter for the months of October - December 2016. The Newsletter highlights the new study on Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP4) which includes Women's time use and nutritional status of women and children; and also the comprehensive study planned on the 'Future of Agriculture' in Ethiopia. It also summarizes highlights of 2016, the >> Read more

BLOGPOST: An end in sight to early marriage in Bangladesh? IFPRI data show substantial decline in practice

By Akhter Ahmed, Farha Sufian, and Julie Ghostlaw To what extent does marriage age affect family nutrition outcomes? It has long been common practice in Bangladesh for girls to marry early—before their 18th birthday. Girls who marry young are more likely to become pregnant while in their teens. Teen pregnancies tend to have a higher risk of >> Read more

IFPRI food security research launched: The Daily Asian Age

Five-year research program launched here on Tuesday envisages integrating all aspects of food policy to enhance food security across Bangladesh. The Ministry of Food announced a new comprehensive food security research program jointly with the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The new program, >> Read more

Food ministry launches research programme on food security: The Daily Star

The food ministry announced the launch of a new comprehensive food security research programme together with Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Tuesday. Around 150 representatives from civil society organizations and partner institutions from Bangladesh and the United States took part >> Read more