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Title The World Bank Group and the global food crisis : an evaluation of the World Bank Group response
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2014]
©2014
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Description 1 online resource (226 pages)
Series Independent Evaluation Group Studies
Independent evaluation studies.
Summary The unanticipated spike in international food prices in 2007-08 hit many developing countries hard. International prices for food and other agricultural products increased by more than 100 percent between early 2007 and mid-2008. Prices for food cereals more than doubled; and those for rice doubled in the space of just a few months. The food price increases were particularly hard on the poor and near-poor in developing countries, many of whom spend a large share of their income on food and have limited means to cope with price shocks. An estimated 1.29 billion people in 2008 lived on less than
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject World Bank -- Developing countries.
Agricultural development projects -- Developing countries -- Evaluation.
Agricultural development projects -- Developing countries -- Finance.
Economic assistance -- Developing countries.
Food prices -- Developing countries.
Food supply -- Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
Author World Bank.
ISBN 1464800928 (electronic bk.)
9781464800924 (electronic bk.)
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