Resource Library

  • A Just and Sustainable Recovery | The 2010 Hunger Report

    November 23, 2009

    Prospects for recovery from the worst economic crisis in 75 years as climate change intensifies. We can and should focus on people and the planet and build a more inclusive and sustainable future for all.

  • U.S. Foreign Assistance Reform: Food Security and Poverty Reduction

    November 1, 2009

    U.S. aid should refocus on broad-based approaches to improve agricultural growth and reduce poverty. This will mean a renewed emphasis on rural development, women’s participation, education, and infrastructure.

  • New Hope for Malnourished Mothers and Children

    October 1, 2009

    Malnutrition is staggeringly high, but research shows that interventions from pregnancy to age 2 can save millions of lives. Nutrition must be a central component of the new U.S. global food-security effort.

  • Setting a Goal to End Poverty and Hunger in the United States

    February 1, 2009

    The United States must make a national commitment to ending poverty and establish indicators (e.g., hunger, health) to clearly measure progress. Even before the recession, 1 in 8 U.S. residents lived in poverty.

  • More Than Aid: Partnership for Development

    August 1, 2008

    Trade, immigration, and technology transfer policy also reflect U.S. attitudes on development. So far, our country is not keeping its commitment to set policies that do not undermine efforts to reach the Millennium...

  • Reforming Foreign Aid

    July 1, 2008

    Effective foreign assistance is a critical U.S. response to the global hunger crisis. It requires clear objectives, country ownership, flexibility, long-term commitments, and adequate and reliable resources.

  • Ending Hunger: The Role of Agriculture

    June 1, 2008

    Higher agricultural productivity is necessary to reduce hunger, especially with spiking food prices. But in recent decades, both rich and poor countries have diverted resources from supporting agriculture.

  • The Millennium Development Goals: Facing Down Challenges

    May 1, 2008

    Many countries are making extraordinary progress on the MDGs. But common barriers in fragile nations include poor starting conditions, weak governance and institutions, conflict, and environmental degradation.

  • The Millennium Development Goals

    February 1, 2008

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are an unprecedented effort by the global community to better the lives of hungry people. Taken together, the eight MDGs are a comprehensive vision of human development.