Purpose of this website: to empower those advocating for effective policies and programs for the sustainable end of world hunger and extreme poverty in all its forms.

Background: Since 1988, THP has pioneered bottom-up, gender-focused, integrated rural development strategies in all regions of the world where chronic hunger persists. Those strategies are now highly developed. Much has been learned — by THP and others — and we hope to contribute what we’ve learned to the formation and implementation of country-led strategies.

The Big Picture — the Landscape for Development: The landscape for the work of ending hunger is evolving rapidly. Never before have there been so many well-organized global campaigns focused on accelerating progress in so many relevant fields. As THP leaders in countries around the world engage in these policy dialogues, we need a way to capture and share our standing of the landscape for development with each other, and to our advocacy partners. This website is designed to facilitate this.

Standard Templates and Rapid Debriefs: As relevant information comes out, we will place it onto this website as concisely as possible, with links to the best overviews we find on the web. Every sector and crosscutting issue will be organized in the same format.

Weekly Updates: THP produces a concise weekly update on what has been added to the site — on news we all need to know, and upcoming opportunities we need to be aware of. 

Focus Countries: THP works in 12 developing countries: Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Peru, Senegal and Uganda, When key new data appear in new reports, we’ll create a blog post with the bottom-line of the report, and the key indicators for our 12 countries.

Policy Briefs: As THP creates written recommendations on various subjects, these will be posted.

Comments and authors welcome: We invite all THP staff and interns involved in advocacy to become authors of this site, and all readers are welcome to post comments, which we will review.

Instructions to authors: You must have an account on WordPress.Com. We use the “Markdown” option to make things like footnotes work simply and consistently.


  1. Hi John – thanks for this website – the THPA team used it quite a bit in preparation for an advocacy discussion at our team offsite. I was wondering if you can add a page listing the 8 MDG goals – I found these hard to find.

    Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
    Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
    Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
    Goal 4: Reduce child mortality rates
    Goal 5: Improve maternal health
    Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
    Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
    Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development

    1. Hello Dear,
      This is Tamene Adugna, an intern at THP DC office. I will create a new page with the 8 MDG goals and the WHO Global Targets 2025(which is already available on our advocacy blog page). A related blog on the new sustainable development goals (SDGs) can be accessed here:http://advocacy.thp.org/2014/02/06/eighth-session-of-the-open-working-group-owg-on-sustainable-development-goals-february-3-7-2014/
      Again, thank you for visiting our page.
      Tamene Adugna
      Washington, DC

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