During the recent 31st ASEAN Summit, leaders of the ASEAN member states adopted a Declaration on Ending All Forms of Malnutrition. The declaration recognizes the “urgent need to accelerate evidence-based multi-sectoral actions, and scale up interventions to reduce and ultimately end all forms of malnutrition, particularly among the most vulnerable, poor and disadvantaged groups of […]
Ending hunger and malnutrition, and building human capacity is “a moral obligation that we need to fulfill as the current generation,” highlighted Dr. Gerardine Mukeshimana, the Honorable Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, as she opened the Compact2025 Forum in Kigali, Rwanda on October 23, 2017. Jointly hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute […]
Recognizing the critical role of knowledge and innovation to rapidly end hunger, undernutrition, and poverty, IFPRI and the Governance Innovation Unit (GIU) of the Prime Minister’s Office of Bangladesh signed an agreement on October 4 to create a Compact2025 Knowledge and Innovation Hub (K&I Hub) in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is one of Compact2025’s focal countries, committed […]
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted the first ever Goalkeepers event on September 20, highlighting progress toward the SDGs and announcing a set of “accelerators”—including The Power of Nutrition—that are catalyzing investments and innovations to achieve these goals. The event also launched the first Goalkeepers Report, an annual progress check on the SDGs. The […]
Success in ending hunger and undernutrition depends on country-owned and country-led strategies and investments. On October 4, 2017, the International Food Policy Research Institute organized two events in Dhaka, Bangladesh, bringing together stakeholders to discuss the critical poverty, hunger, and malnutrition issues that the country faces and chart a path forward to accelerate progress.