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In its latest News in Brief, Compact 2025 updates partners on emerging research and innovation, developments in policies and programs, and timely news and events relating to progress towards eliminating hunger and undernutrition around the world. 

A highlight is news of the release of IFPRI’s flagship Global Food Policy Report. In this sixth annual report, leading researchers, policy makers, and practitioners review what happened in food policy, and why, in 2016 and look forward to 2017. This year’s report has a special focus on the challenges and opportunities created by rapid urbanization, especially in low- and middle-income countries, for food security and nutrition. Explore the report’s thematic chapters, regional sections, and food policy indicators through the interactive website and watch a video of the March 23 Washington, D.C. report launch.

Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:

Compact2025 is an initiative for ending hunger and undernutrition by 2025, spearheaded by IFPRI, a Partner in GFAR. Compact2015 will bring stakeholders together to set priorities, innovate and learn, fine-tune actions, build on successes, and synthesize sharable lessons in order to accelerate progress.

Compact2025 is a tool for countries to bring together the many sectors involved in food security and nutrition, build their own capacity, craft strategies, experiment with programs and policies, and make rapid progress. Compact2025 begins with an initial focus on four countries—Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Rwanda—which seek to accelerate their progress toward ending hunger and undernutrition. The initiative will then scale up to include additional countries.