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IFPRI Launches 2013 Global Food Policy Report

IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report examines major food policy developments, emerging issues,  key challenges and opportunities and reviews decisions of 2013.  It provides insights into successes as well as lessons learned to help advance policies which focus on food and nutrition security for the population most in need around the world. The report also includes data for several key indicators related to >> Read more

GSSP’s Scholarship Program I: Datasets Available!

To strengthen capacities as well as better utilize research, GSSP initiated a program for supporting Master’s level thesis research in 2013. In addition to offering students resources and collaboration opportunities to build their research capabilities, the scholarship program aims to enhance the relevance of this body of research to improving the effectiveness of agricultural and >> Read more

Reflection on agriculture data information systems in Ghana

Data and information are the raw materials of economic analysis. They lend substance to description. Properly ordered, they reveal problems and solutions to problems. Lack of accurate and reliable data in many developing countries has hampered planning, monitoring and impact assessment of development programs to promote evidence-based policy making. Lack of commitment by national governments, >> Read more

Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)

Healthcare financing through social health insurance has become a very important tool in providing access to and utilization of health services in most developing countries such as Ghana. Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is a promising tool for policymakers.  This paper aims to explore the challenges facing the District Mutual Health Insurance Schemes (DMHISs), >> Read more