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Trust in local community leads to better long-term decisions among the poor

April 13, 2017

Escaping cycles of poverty may depend on how much a person feels he or she can rely on their local communities, according to research led by Princeton University. In the final part of the three-part study, researchers turned their attention to Bangladesh, where they conducted a two-year field study. Trust in local community leads to better long-term decisions among the poor. Together with BRAC and The Hunger Project, a global nonprofit organization, the researchers worked with 121 of Bangladesh's smallest local government units, known as council unions. Read the full story on

The Hunger Project – Integrating the PPI into outcome indicator frameworks

March 15, 2017

The Hunger Project was featured on the Progress Out of Poverty blog! We work to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world. Our programs throughout Africa, South Asia and Latin America are based on an innovative, holistic approach, which empowers women and men living in rural villages to become the agents of their own development and make sustainable progress in overcoming hunger and poverty. Read the full interview on Progress Out of Poverty.

Your last-minute Valentine’s Day reservation could save a stranger’s life

January 22, 2017

The Hunger Project has made dinner reservations at some of Australia's best restaurants on February 14, and they're offering everyone the chance to secure one for themselves. Dubbed 'A Table to End Hunger', the fundraising and awareness initiative will allow people to bid for dinner for two at the likes of Quay, Bennelong and Momofuku Seibo, with all proceeds going toward the organisation's efforts to end global hunger by 2030. Read the full story at Mama Mia.

Ending Hunger in Africa Starts with Communities

January 3, 2017

It’s an exciting time in the work to end hunger. With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, world leaders have aligned to end hunger and poverty by 2030. The African Union has already set an ambitious target to end hunger by 2025. Yet while significant progress has been made over the last two decades, the most entrenched poverty and hunger remains. We know global hunger is a solvable problem, so how can we get there? The “how” begins and ends with the people living in these entrenched conditions. We must put the decision-making power into the hands of local communities. By empowering women, men and youth to become the agents of their own development, we can make sustainable progress in ending hunger. The Hunger Project's Åsa Skogström Feldt writes about our community-led development to end global hunger. Read the full story at Media Planet.

Elimination of gender discrimination stressed

November 27, 2016

Prevention of repression and violence against women is key to eliminating gender discrimination and ensuring equal rights of the women and their empowerment. The opinion came yesterday at a post-rally human chain programme arranged in observance of the International Women Repression Prevention Fortnight- 2016 in Rangpur, Bangladesh. The district administration in association with District Women Affairs Department organised the programme.  The Hunger Project, Jatiya Mohila Sangstha, LAMB, Bangladesh Mohila Parishad, RDRS Bangladesh, World Vision Bangladesh, BRAC, Eco Social development Organisation, Social Equality for Effective Development (SEED), CARE Bangladesh and other organisations extended assistance in arranging the programme. Read the full story at The New Nation.