As part of their longstanding collaboration on building evidence base on food security, nutrition, social protection and education, WFP and IFPRI co-hosted a seminar with the objective of sharing knowledge, lessons learned and good practices on the use of evaluation as a tool for policy formulation and capacity strengthening by MENA governments. Panelists from WFP and IFPRI researchers were joined by a representative from “Save the Children” and government officials from the Government of Egypt (i.e. Ministry of Social Solidarity and Ministry of Education) to discuss how evaluation is playing a major factor in improving the quality of implementation and programmatic performance in Egypt and to reflect on how this model could be a blue-print for the broader MENA region.
[available in English and Arabic] The year 2017 was marked by increasing uncertainty amid mixed signs of progress. The world enjoyed a strong economic recovery, but global hunger increased as conflicts, famine, and refugee crises persisted. With the withdrawal of the United States from major international agreements, Britain's “Brexit,” and rising anti-immigration rhetoric in many […]
Not all farmers are the same and they have different needs, so the policies and investments have to vary as well, wide data collection is therefore necessary to develop models that suit the different needs of farmers.
Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) is a comprehensive and coherent socio-economic database that combines many datasets ranging from sectoral survey data, economic census, trade data, national accounts, government budget, direct and indirect taxes as well as subsidies. As such, it is considered as a representation for the economy, that shows the circular flow of all transfers and real transactions between sectors and institutions. Having a more disaggregated SAM with regards to activities, households, subnational regions is very important for economic analysis
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