Food Security and Humanitarian Crisis

Gottlieb Recipient of USAID Distinguished Career Award

Gottlieb Recipient of USAID Distinguished Career Award

Upon departing USAID, Professor of the Practice Greg Gottlieb was given the distinguished career award in July 2017. This honor is the highest Agency award and is only presentated to individuals recognized as having distinguished careers upon their departure from the Agency.

New Leadership as the Feinstein Center Turns 20

New Leadership as the Feinstein Center Turns 20

The arrival of a new director to the Feinstein International Center at the Friedman School comes just in time for an incredible milestone. The Feinstein International Center (FIC) was founded 20 years ago in 1997, with the initial charge to study the famines and the response to famine.

Hungry for Answers

Hungry for Answers

  We’ve used the same strategy for decades to provide refugees with food aid. Does it work?

Trump and the Deepening Refugee Crisis

Trump and the Deepening Refugee Crisis

Two Tufts professors say the future for millions of displaced people worldwide—especially women—could be dire with a new administration hostile to foreign aid.

Feinstein Faculty on Stage at the World Humanitarian Summit

Feinstein Faculty on Stage at the World Humanitarian Summit

The world is witnessing the highest level of human suffering resulting from conflict and disasters since World War II. The humanitarian “system” is not able to cope. The recent World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) was a once in a generation opportunity to change the way in which the world addresses humanitarian crises. 

Famine in Somalia

Famine in Somalia

A quarter million people died in the Somalia famine of 2011. It didn’t have to happen.

Nutrition Innovations in Bangladesh

Nutrition Innovations in Bangladesh

In the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, producing enough fruits and vegetables as well as storing fish in ways that are both affordable and safe pose many challenges. To tackle these problems, the Nutrition and Horticulture Innovation Labs have joined together to implement three unique aquaculture and horticulture technologies.

Cash Transfer Programming for Syrian Refugees

Cash Transfer Programming for Syrian Refugees

Karen Jacobsen, acting director of the Feinstein International Center, recently published a new report concerning optimization of cash transfer programs (CTPs) in humanitarian contexts. 

The publication, titled "Cash Transfer Programming for Syrian Refugees: Lessons Learned on Vulnerability, Targeting, and Protection from the Danish Refugee Council's E-Voucher Intervention in Southern Turkey," provides insight into three key components of CTPs:

Effective Exit Strategies for Development Food Assistance Projects: Kenya Country Study

Effective Exit Strategies for Development Food Assistance Projects: Kenya Country Study

A persistent challenge of development projects is ensuring that the benefits of interventions are sustained after the projects end. However, there is little evidence on the effectiveness of different strategies to ensure the sustainability of development projects’ activities, outcomes, and impacts. 

Sustaining Development

Sustaining Development

Drs. Beatrice Rogers and Jennifer Coates have released the high-level results of a four-country, multi-year study of the sustainability of development gains from several USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP) development food assistance projects.

The study was funded by FFP and implemented through the Friedman School in partnership with the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA).

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