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Providing aid to refugee camps can benefit the host country’s economy

The Syrian civil war has forced millions of people to leave their homes over the past five years, throwing the issue of refugees to the forefront of public debate. Though far from being a new phenomenon, this has led to renewed interest in the question: what…

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Should public health campaigns contain more messages about bad or good food choices?

The estimated societal costs of non-communicable chronic diseases caused by unhealthy diets, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, are now greater than those due to undernutrition in most regions of the world. Furthermore, according to a study in

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Egypt and other Arab countries need sound policies to jump-start development efforts

By: Katarlah Taylor, Fatma Abdelaziz, and Jose Luis Figueroa

Participants at a recent Cairo seminar held to mark the Egypt launch of IFPRI’s Global Food Policy Report (GFPR) grappled with the Arab region’s profound development problems.

The upheavals of the…

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