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South Sudan - Additional Financing for the Emergency Food Crisis Response Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Additional Financing (AF) for the Emergency Food Crisis Response Project for South Sudan is to increase access to food for consumption by food insecure households or groups living in six of the most distressed counties of Southern Sudan. ... See More +

Project Paper 84644 FEB 28, 2014

Madagascar - Emergency Food Security and Social Protection Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 85658 FEB 27, 2014

South Sudan-Southern Sudan Emergency Food Crisis Response Project AF IV (English)

Project Information Document AB7521 FEB 20, 2014

The challenge of measuring hunger (English)

There is widespread interest in the number of hungry people in the world and trends in hunger. Current global counts rely on combining each country's total food balance with information on distribution patterns from household consumption expenditure surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6736 JAN 01, 2014

De Weerdt, Joachim; Beegle, Kathleen; Friedman,, Jed; Gibson, John

South Sudan - Additional Financing for the Emergency Food Crisis Response Project (English)

The development objective of the Additional Financing (AF) for the Emergency Food Crisis Response Project for South Sudan is to support adoption of improved technologies for food production by eligible beneficiaries, increase storage capacity for staples, and provide cash or food to eligible people participating in public works programs in selected counties in South Sudan. ... See More +

Project Paper 80161 OCT 01, 2013

Shorter, cheaper, quicker, better : linking measures of household food security to nutritional outcomes in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Uganda, and Tanzania (English)

Using nationally representative household survey data from five countries -- three from South Asia (Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal) and two from Sub-Saharan Africa (Tanzania and Uganda) -- this paper conducts a systematic assessment of the correlation between various measures of household food security and nutritional outcomes of children. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6584 AUG 01, 2013

Tiwari, Sailesh; Skoufias, Emmanuel; Sherpa, Maya

Burkina Faso - A policy note (Vol. 2 of 6) : Perceived shocks, vulnerability, food insecurity, and poverty (English)

Burkina Faso's Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRS) of the 2000s, which were implemented as annually rolled-over Priority Action Programs, focused on four pillars: a) accelerating broad based growth; b) expanding access to social services for the poor; c) increasing employment and income-generating activities for the poor; and d) promoting good governance. ... See More +

Poverty Assessment 69116 JUL 12, 2013

Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) integrating disaster and climate risk management : case study (English)

Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) is a large national social safety net (SSN) program that responds not only to chronic food insecurity among Ethiopia's poor, but also to shorter-term shocks, mainly droughts. ... See More +

Working Paper 80622 JUN 01, 2013

Trade insulation as social protection (English)

In a world with volatile food prices, countries have an incentive to shelter their populations from induced real income shocks. When some agents are net food producers while others are net consumers, there is scope for insurance between the two groups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6448 MAY 01, 2013

Levchenko, Andrei A.; Ravallion, Martin; Do, Quy-Toan

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 1) (English)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: The state of opportunities in South Africa: inequality among children and in the labor market; Climate change and inequality: what can current patterns of food insecurity tell us? ... See More +

Newsletter 76979 APR 01, 2013

McCarthy, Nancy; Lipper, Leslie; Ashwill, Maximillian; Narayan, Ambar; Mahajan, Sandeep Spanish, French

Report to the Board of Executive Directors from the Committee on Development Effectiveness : the World Bank Group and the global food crisis - an evaluation of the World Bank Group's response and draft management response (English)

The Committee thanked Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) for the informative and insightful evaluation and welcomed management's response. The committee underscored the need for added flexibility in the redeployment of administrative resources-both financial and human-in crisis situations, given the Bank's constrained resources. ... See More +

Board Report 79723 MAR 13, 2013

The impact of the global food crisis on self-assessed food security (English)

The paper provides the first large-scale survey-based evidence on the impact of the global food crisis of 2007-08 using an indicator of self-assessed food security from the Gallup World Poll. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6329 JAN 01, 2013

Headey, Derek D.

Drought in the Horn of Africa : Sahel food security situation (English)

The brief includes the following headings: latest situation; latest developments; regional forecast; situation analysis; and country situation in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal; and World Bank response in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger, and Senegal. ... See More +

Brief 75392 JAN 01, 2013

Horn of Africa situation report (no. 19) (English)

This includes the following headings: at a glance; latest situation; country by country situation; and World Bank response.

Brief 75390 JAN 01, 2013

Guinea Bissau - Food Price Crisis Response Trust Fund Program Project : restructuring (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)

The objective of the Food Price Crisis Response Trust Fund Program Project for Guinea Bissau is to improve food security for the most vulnerable population, including children, and increase smallholder rice production in project areas. ... See More +

Project Paper 74307 DEC 12, 2012

Horn of Africa situation report (no. 18) (English)

This includes the following headings: at a glance; latest situation; country by country situation; and World Bank response.

Brief 74462 DEC 01, 2012

Global food crisis response program : progress and lessons learned (English)

In response to the severity of the food price crisis in early 2008 and the need for prompt action, the World Bank (Bank) set up a rapid financing facility, called the Global Food Price Crisis Program (GFRP), to provide support to affected countries. ... See More +

Board Report 74147 NOV 30, 2012

Horn of Africa situation report (no. 17) (English)

This includes the following headings: at a glance; latest situation; country by country situation; and World Bank response key actions.

Brief 73449 OCT 01, 2012

Sahel drought situation report (no.10) (English)

This report shows the latest drought situation of the Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and World Bank response on it. ... See More +

Brief 72520 SEP 04, 2012

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South Sudan - Additional Financing for the Emergency Food Crisis Response Project : restructuring (English)
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FEB 28, 2014 84644 Project Paper
Madagascar - Emergency Food Security and Social Protection Project : chair summary (English)
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FEB 27, 2014 85658 Board Summary
South Sudan-Southern Sudan Emergency Food Crisis Response Project AF IV (English)
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FEB 20, 2014 AB7521 Project Information Document
The challenge of measuring hunger (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6736 Policy Research Working Paper
South Sudan - Additional Financing for the Emergency Food Crisis Response Project (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 80161 Project Paper
Shorter, cheaper, quicker, better : linking measures of household food security to nutritional outcomes in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Uganda, and Tanzania (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6584 Policy Research Working Paper
Burkina Faso - A policy note (Vol. 2 of 6) : Perceived shocks, vulnerability, food insecurity, and poverty (English)
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JUL 12, 2013 69116 Poverty Assessment
Southern Sudan - Additional Financing for the Emergency Food Crisis Response Project : South Sudan - Additional Financing for the Emergency Food Crisis Response Project (English)
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JUN 07, 2013 AB7349 Project Information Document
Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) integrating disaster and climate risk management : case study (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 80622 Working Paper
Trade insulation as social protection (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6448 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 1) (English)
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APR 01, 2013 76979 Newsletter Spanish, French
Report to the Board of Executive Directors from the Committee on Development Effectiveness : the World Bank Group and the global food crisis - an evaluation of the World Bank Group's response and draft management response (English)
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MAR 13, 2013 79723 Board Report
The impact of the global food crisis on self-assessed food security (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6329 Policy Research Working Paper
Drought in the Horn of Africa : Sahel food security situation (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75392 Brief
Horn of Africa situation report (no. 19) (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75390 Brief
Guinea Bissau - Food Price Crisis Response Trust Fund Program Project : restructuring (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)
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DEC 12, 2012 74307 Project Paper
Horn of Africa situation report (no. 18) (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 74462 Brief
Global food crisis response program : progress and lessons learned (English)
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NOV 30, 2012 74147 Board Report
Horn of Africa situation report (no. 17) (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 73449 Brief
Sahel drought situation report (no.10) (English)
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SEP 04, 2012 72520 Brief