Developing strategies to end hunger

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About the Institute

Bread for the World Institute provides policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it.

The Institute educates opinion leaders, policy makers, and the public about hunger in the United States and abroad.


Special Report: Empowering Women

Bread for the World Institute's 2015 Hunger Report shows why empowering women is vital to ending hunger and poverty.

Women are the primary agents the world relies on to fight hunger. In developing countries, most women work in subsistence farming - the backbone of local food security. Women the world over feed and nourish their children.

When Women Flourish...We Can End Hunger looks at discrimination as a cause of persistent hunger and makes policy and program recommendations in order to empower women both in the United States and around the world.

Increasing women’s earning potential by boosting bargaining power, reducing gender inequality in unpaid work, increasing women’s political representation, and eliminating the wage gap between male and female labor directly contributes to ending hunger.

Further Reading

Global Hunger / Photo by Kibae Park for the United Nations

About Global Hunger

Worldwide, the number of hungry people has dropped significantly, but 805 million people continue to struggle with hunger every day.

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Ricky Horton / Photo by Laura Pohl

About U.S. Hunger

We live in the world's wealthiest nation. Yet most Americans will live in poverty at some point before age 65.

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Counting Hungry People / Credit: Bread for the World

Briefing Papers

Read analysis on maternal/child nutrition, development assistance, aid effectiveness, the causes of hunger, and immigration as a hunger issue.

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Pakistani Drinking Water / Photo by Jim Stipe

Development Works

The Development Works series is comprised of nine short essays that make the case for effective international development assistance.

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