Food aid distribution in Bangladesh

leakage and operational performance

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) conducted a comprehensive study of the efficiency of food distribution in food aid-supported programs in Bangladesh. The capacity and efficiency of the food distribution system was assessed from entry ports to targeted beneficiaries. The study identified problems in the whole food distribution system, determined the level of losses, leakages, and other lapses at various stages, and recommended solutions. The study has three components: (1) food discharge at harbors, (2) the public food distribution system, and (3) food distribution to program beneficiaries. This brief summarizes the main findings and a few of the many key recommendations of the third component of the study.” — from Text

Author: 
Ahmed, Akhter U.
Rashid, Shahidur
Sharma, Manohar
Zohir, Sajjad
Published date: 
2004
Series number: 
173
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