News: Egypt Needs Sound Policies to Jump-Start Development Efforts

By: Katarlah Taylor, Fatma Abdelaziz, and Jose Luis Figueroa Participants at a recent Cairo seminar held to mark the Egypt launch of IFPRI’s Global Food Policy Report(GFPR) grappled with the Arab region’s profound development problems. The upheavals of the Arab Spring halted progress in meeting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), said Clemens Breisinger, >> Read more

IFPRI Egypt Seminar: Measuring and Monitoring SDGs in Egypt

In partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt, this month's seminar will be on: "Measuring and Monitoring SDGs in Egypt". As the world have come to agree on new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Egypt has volunteered and opted to be one of the first countries to report back on progress towards achieving the SDG targets in the upcoming UN High Level Political Forum in July, this seminar offers a timely informative discussion with a focus on monitoring and measurement of SDGs 1&2.

Forthcoming Publication: IFPRI Book on Nutrition and Economic Development in Egypt

Egypt faces two major nutritional challenges that have critical implications for the country’s economic future: the disconnect between economic growth and human nutrition and the widespread coexistence of under- and over nutrition among rich and poor people in rural and urban areas. The forthcoming IFPRI book “Nutrition and Economic Development: Exploring Egypt’s Exceptionalism and the >> Read more

Special Event: Roadmap for Monitoring Agriculture Projects in Egypt

The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MoALR) in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and as part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded-project called “Evaluating Impact and Building Capacity” (EIBC) is planning to build a database and toolkit for enhancing its Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) capacities. Such a toolkit will help to better keep track of all the agricultural development projects in Egypt, with the ultimate goal of improving agricultural project planning, coordination and effectiveness

Special Event: “Modeling the Water-Food-Energy (WEF) Nexus in the Arab World” – The Case of Egypt

Water is a precious resource, essential to sustain livelihoods, food security, economic growth and the environment. Where there is no water, there is no life and no future. Nowhere is this more visible than in Egypt, an arid country that largely depends on flows from the River Nile. Growing water scarcity, increased water variability due >> Read more

Egypt SSP Research Priority Setting Workshop

The Egypt SSP Office in Cairo hosted a Research Priority Setting workshop, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), on March 2, 2016. The workshop brought together national experts from policy, civil society, and research and IFPRI researchers with relevant international expertise.