Akhter Ahmed

Akhter Ahmed is a Senior Research Fellow who co-leads the IFPRI Global and Regional Program on Large-Scale Human Capital Interventions and works on strategies for restructuring social protection and safety net programmes to improve the food security, nutrition and livelihoods of the poor in developing countries. He also worked with the World Bank and was an agricultural economist for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Seven years ago, the international community made a commitment to halve the proportion of people living in extreme poverty and hunger between 1990 and 2015. Now at the halfway point between its declaration and the target deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, it is obvious the world has made significant progress.

Seven years ago, the international community made a commitment to halve the proportion of people living in extreme poverty and hunger between 1990 and 2015. Now at the halfway point between its declaration and the target deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, it is obvious the world has made significant progress.