Floods, food assistance, and food markets in Bangladesh

coping with a national emergency

Carlo del Ninno, Paul A. Dorosh, Lisa C. Smith, Dilip K. Roy
linking research and action: strengthening food assistance and food policy research -- ifpri/wfp brief

The synergy between food assistance and market development contributed to avoiding a food-price crisis. In addition to being well targeted, timely, and efficiently administered, food assistance needs to reach the vulnerable in sufficient amounts and maintain a long enough presence to address their needs in the medium as well as the short term.