On November 18, 2015, IFPRI officially launched Compact2025, a bold new initiative to end hunger and undernutrition by 2025.
Bangladesh is making impressive progress in reducing hunger and undernutrition. The rate of child stunting—low height for age, an indicator for chronic undernutrition—is still high, at 36 percent. However, it is dropping fast, down from 41 percent in 2011 and 51 percent in 2004. The country is on course to meet global targets for reducing […]
The formal launch of Compact2025 will take place on November 18th, 2015 in Washington, DC. The program will feature perspectives from Vice President Saulos Chilima of Malawi; Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI; Jeff Hill, Director of Policy at USAID; Gao Min, Olympic Gold Medalist and Compact2025 Ambassador; Gerardine Mukeshimana, Rwandan Minister of Agriculture and […]
Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Rwanda are the first four countries to partner with Compact2025. These four countries are committed to rapidly end hunger and undernutrition and have made good progress in reducing both. To help them accelerate progress even more, Compact2025 will initiate its activities in these focal countries. IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan and […]
Hunger and undernutrition can be eliminated by 2025, according to Shenggen Fan, director general of IFPRI.