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

News: Setting priorities for policy research for development in Egypt

Egypt’s food markets are full of fresh fruits and vegetables, and the local souks feature skillfully crafted furniture, scarves, and jewelry. These products are the result of a long tradition of agricultural production, craftsmanship, and trading. However, the producers are often small businesses that find it challenging to expand production, reach new markets, and innovate. >> 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

IFPRI Egypt Seminar: Cairo Launch of IFPRI’s 2016 Global Food Policy Report

Inaugural IFPRI Egypt Seminar Series. The new Seminar Series provides a platform for all people striving to identify and implement evidence-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. The new series is part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project called “Evaluating Impact and Building Capacity” (EIBC) that is implemented by IFPRI.

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

Special Event: Egypt SSP Launch Event

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) launched IFPRI’s Egypt Strategy Support Program (SSP) on March 1, 2016. The new program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will produce scientific evidence and build national capacity to raise incomes of the rural poor and improve food and nutrition security in Egypt. The objective of >> Read more

Publication: Wind and Solar Energy for Economic Development in Egypt

By: Perrihan Al-Riffai (Sr. Research Analyst – IFPRI), Julian Blohmke (Ph.D. Researcher - Maastricht University), Clemens Breisinger (Sr. Research Fellow – IFPRI), and Manfred Wiebelt (Sr. Research Fellow – Kiel Institute for the World Economy) Under certain conditions, fostering the renewable energy strategy may be a promising way to provide an urgently needed impetus for Egypt’s >> Read more

About Egypt Strategy Support Program

The Egypt Strategy Support Program (Egypt SSP) is a policy research, capacity strengthening and communication program with the main objective to reduce poverty and to improve food and nutrition security in Egypt. Egypt SSP is joint program of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas >> Read more

Publication: Agricultural Research and Development Capacity in the Arab World: Positive Progress, but Challenges Remain

By: Gert-Jan Stads, Senior Program Manager - Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) Throughout the Arab world, agricultural R&D was not a political priority for decades, but when food prices rose to record highs in 2008, governments realized they could no longer neglect agricultural investment, and started looking at ways to enhance agricultural productivity.