About Bread for the World Institute

Bread for the World Institute provides policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it. The Institute educates opinion leaders, policy makers, and the public about hunger in the United States and abroad.

The Hunger Report is the Institute’s flagship annual publication on the state of global hunger. View a list of this year’s report sponsors.

The 2017 Hunger Report argues why ending global hunger and malnutrition by 2030 will require a more concerted focus on reducing vulnerabilities in fragile states. It explores three of the most important causes of fragility: climate change, conflict, and poor governance, explaining how fragile states are not all alike, but each has a combination of shortcomings that converge to make ordinary people extremely vulnerable to hunger and malnutrition.

To learn more about the Institute’s policy analysis work, visit www.bread.org/institute or send us an email.

Bread for the World Institute Staff


David Beckmann

President Emeritus

Arthur Simon

Managing Director

Alice Walker Duff


Asma Lateef

Senior Editor

Todd Post

Associate Editor

Michele Learner

Senior Foreign Policy Analyst

Faustine Wabwire

Senior Domestic Policy Analyst

Cynthia Woodside

Domestic Policy Analyst for Specific Populations

Marlysa Gamblin

Research Associate

Derek Schwabe

Program Coordinator

Lucretia Rodgers

Grants Manager

Judith Toni


Doug Puller


Sonora Bostian-Posner

Hans Friedhoff