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International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 2005f
2033 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20006, United States
tel:1-202 862 5600 fax:1-202 467 4439

Organizational Status: Group-affiliated institute, founded in 1975.

General Description: IFPRI's mission is to identify and analyze policies for meeting the food needs of the developing world in a truly sustainable manner. Research at IFPRI concentrates on economic growth and poverty alleviation in low-income countries, improvement in the well-being of poor people, and the sound management of the natural resource base that supports agriculture. IFPRI seeks to make its research results available to all those in a position to use them and to strengthen institutions in developing countries that conduct research relevant to its mandate. Although IFPRI holds the intellectual property rights to its research output, it views final research output in published and unpublished form as "international public goods." As such, it uses the most appropriate mechanisms to make the results freely available to all.

Annual Budget: USD 30 million (2004)

Staff: 180 (80 research, 100 administrative/support), 30 visiting, 5 intern

Executive Officers:
Dr. Von BRAUN, Joachim (Director General)
Mr. GOVERNEY, David (Director of Finance and Administration)

Public Relations:
Dr. Von GREBMER, Klaus (Communications Director)
Mr. RUBINSTEIN, Michael (Head of Media Relations)
Ms. BANDA, Evelyn (Head of Publications Services)

(As of November, 2004)

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