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Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP) : submitted by management to the Board of Executive Directors - progress report (English)

The overall aim of the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP) is to minimize the threat posed by high food prices and sharply rising agricultural production and marketing costs to the livelihoods of both poor urban and rural residents in developing countries. Interventions complement the short-term emergency humanitarian responses of World Food Program (WFP) and other donors. The GFRP also attempts to provide a choice of alternatives to clients relative to short term policies such as grain export bans. These short term policies may provide short run domestic relief from high food prices, but provide disincentives to domestic food production in addition to causing further harm to grain importing countries and complicate finding lasting solutions. The report highlights progress made on implementing the GFRP, emerging lessons and next steps. Section two presents key aspects of the World Bank's rapid response to the food crisis and its coordination with development partners, particularly the United Nation (UN) system. Section three assesses impact on the ground of GFRP operations. Section four discusses on-going efforts to distill lessons from GFRP operations. Section five argues that the food crisis and thus need is not over; volatile and high food prices continue to impact the poorest. Section six describes the efforts to transition from rapid response under GFRP to a broader set of rapid responses to vulnerability and to scaling-up support for our future agricultural investment program.


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Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP) : submitted by management to the Board of Executive Directors - progress report (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.