Channing Arndt

United States Director, Environment and Production Technology Division International Food Policy Research Institute

Channing Arndt heads the Environment and Production Technology Division (EPTD) at IFPRI. EPTD explores five themes: Global Change, Natural Resource Management, Science and Technology Policy, Spatial Data and Analytics, and Institutions and Governance. IFPRI/EPTD also houses IFPRI’s IMPACT model, Program on Biosafety Systems (PBS), and ASTI network. Channing has 30 years of experience in development economics, with 7 years combined resident experience in Morocco and Mozambique. He has published more than 85 articles in leading academic journals. His recent books include Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa; Measuring Poverty and Wellbeing in Developing Countries; and The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions, all published by Oxford University Press. He has taken leadership roles in major policy documents such as the Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change for the World Bank; the design of a carbon tax for the National Treasury of South Africa; and the Second, Third and Fourth National Poverty Assessments for the Government of Mozambique. Channing has an established reputation for building institutional capacity in Mozambique, South Africa, Morocco, and Viet Nam and within the framework of the African Economic Research Consortium. His program of research has focused on agricultural development, poverty measurement, poverty alleviation and growth, market integration, nutrition, gender and discrimination, HIV/AIDS, technological change, trade policy, aid effectiveness, energy, bioenergy, climate variability, and the implications of climate change.

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