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November 16, 2021

Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Report
In barely two years, COVID-19 has set back progress in development efforts across the world and available data indicates there will likely be significant increases in extreme poverty, undernourishment, and child stunting in the coming years. But how will these effects persist, and what consequences will COVID-19 have for the future of food security? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UNoyvqLlDc Researchers at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, projected the pandemic’s effects to the year 2040 on economic growth, rising inequality, rising government debt, and education losses from school closures in 2020-2025, to explore their long-term impacts on extreme poverty, undernourishment, and child stunting.  Using the International Futures (IFs) model, which focuses on long-term analysis of economic and human development conditions for 186 countries, the team compared three scenarios:  A baseline COVID-19 Current Path scenario, which uses existing data and trends to project…...read more

November 8, 2021

Contact Tracing: Policy Solutions to Address Childhood Tuberculosis in the Northern Philippines

  • Global Health
  • Factsheet
Tuberculosis (TB) contact tracing among adult indexed cases is imperative for intensive case finding, especially among children 15 years old and younger who were exposed within three months prior to the adults’ detection and treatment, yet it is not uniformly conducted in the northern Philippines. To help understand and address the high burden of TB among exposed children, national and subnational governments need to establish guidance on contact tracing and provide health care workers with the resources and tools to improve the health of citizens. Through contact tracing, trained health care workers will be able to identify those who are eligible for either active TB or latent TB infection treatment following thorough screening and diagnosis....read more

October 18, 2021

Sustainable Finance for HIV

  • Global Health
  • Report
By Nigel Gibbs, Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC). This study analyzes the effects of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief’s (PEPFAR) Sustainable Financing Initiative for HIV/AIDS (SFI). This program examined the efforts taken to save lives, prevent HIV infections, and accelerate progress toward controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 16 countries and the Caribbean and Asia regions, with a budget of nearly $48 million. SFI deployed technical expertise from around the world to design, test, and scale up new financing approaches. SFI helped countries improve the management of new and existing resources, leverage the unique advantages of the private sector, and expand health insurance benefits for people living with HIV. By pursuing these approaches, SFI enabled more people to receive affordable, convenient, and client-centered HIV services. SFI’s support has put countries on a more sustainable path toward an AIDS-free generation. Many countries made unprecedented increases to their budget allocations…...read more

September 27, 2021

Communications Products Section

  • Research Translation
  • Training Manual
This content is part of a research project being conducted by RTAC. Check back soon for further updates....read more

September 27, 2021

Stakeholder Analysis Section

  • Research Translation
  • Training Manual
This content is part of a research project being conducted by RTAC. Check back soon for further updates....read more

September 27, 2021

Research Translation Toolkit

  • Research Translation
  • Training Manual
This content is part of a research project being conducted by RTAC. Check back soon for further updates....read more

August 18, 2021

Resilience and Food Security Amidst Conflict and Violence

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Brief
By Nigel Gibbs, RTAC Communications Manager This report examines the landscape of food security and how it is affected by conflict and other factors that make its stability uncertain or fragile. The authors propose how the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) can adopt strategic approaches, programming, and measurement to promote better development outcomes, and sustain peace and prosperity. This study was carried out by Cullen Hendrix of the University of Denver and Peterson Institute for International Economics and Jessica Anderson of the USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security....read more

February 22, 2021

Zambezia Market Analysis

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Market Analysis
The Zambézia Market Analysis provides general information on the livelihoods, markets and food assistance contexts in Zambézia province of Mozambique, with special emphasis on the areas covering livelihood zone five. The ultimate objective of this work is to offer insights relevant to the planning of food security activities and related analyses in the province....read more