Despite the trend toward cash transfers, many countries retain a mix of food assistance programs.
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U.S. agricultural trade policies contain many distortions that work against developing countries. What are the prospects for reform?
Despite the shift to distribute food aid via cash transfers, they are not a one-size-fits-all solution, a new World Bank report suggests.
The World Food Programme's aid spending has more than doubled since 2009. Participants at an IFPRI event discuss what that means for the future of food assistance.
Nancy Roman of the Partnership for a Healthier America on how to reform America's food assistance programs.
Famines are not the inevitable result of environmental conditions. The right mix of assistance and strategic support, sustained over time, can head off the next catastrophe.
Hunger and undernutrition are chronic problems in many countries, and climate change threatens to make them worse. But governments, private companies, and international organizations can make rapid progress fixing them by working closely together,…
There is evidence that cash transfers can save money and reduce the routine theft that plagues food aid programs. But how will they impact nutrition?
With a global financial crisis stripping investor confidence and budget cuts looming for traditional donor countries struggling under mountains of debt, it’s reasonable to be concerned about potential decreases in foreign aid. Even Bono, the famous…
The financial and economic crash of 2008 was immediately succeeded by a global recession that is leading to significant paradigm shifts in the global policy agenda. It has slowed, and in some cases reversed, the progress in output growth, trade,…