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Food policy in 2014-2015: Strong advances and stubborn setbacks

The year 2014 saw mixed results for food and nutrition security: some countries made headway on policies to cut hunger, while in other countries conflict and health crises took a heavy human toll. Much of the year’s discourse focused on potential…

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Regional developments

Chapter 8, 2013 Global Food Policy Report.

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An Ambitious Development Goal: Ending Hunger and Undernutrition by 2025

Much attention in 2013 was devoted to considering what should follow the Millennium Development Goals, which will come to an end in 2015. Chapter 2 calls for prioritizing the elimination of hunger and undernutrition globally by 2025 and discusses what…

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Subsidized childcare and working women in urban Guatemala

With increasing urbanization, the percentage of women participating in the labor force and the percentage of households headed by single mothers have increased. Reliable and affordable child-care alternatives are thus becoming increasingly important…

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The impact of PROGRESA on women's status and intrahousehold relations

Since 1997 Mexico has provided poor families with cash benefits linked to children’s school attendance and regular clinic attendance, as well as in-kind health benefits and nutritional supplements, through the Programa Nacional de Educación, Salud y…

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Is PROGRESA working? Summary of the results of an evaluation by IFPRI

Mexico’s Programa Nacional de Educación, Salud y Alimentación (PROGRESA) is a major government program aimed at developing the human capital of poor households. Targeting its benefits directly to the population in extreme poverty in rural areas, it…