Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme

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Implications for Human Development – Impacts of Food Price Volatility on Nutrition and Schooling

Imran Matin, Monira Parveen, Narayan Chandra Das, Nick Mascie-Taylor and Selim Raihan

This Policy Brief discusses the impacts of the 2007/08 food price inflation on nutrition and on school attendance. It draws on the results of studies commissioned by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Even at times of average food prices, extremely poor and food insecure families suffer malnutrition and difficulties in school. This Brief outlines key policy implications for tackling hunger.

 

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