Estimating the Short-run Poverty Impacts of the 2010-2011 Surge in Food Prices

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Sectors:
Social Protection, Food Security
Organization:
World Bank Group (WBG)
Author:
Maric Ivanos, Will Martin, and Hassan Zaman
Regions:
Global
Publication Dates:
April, 2011
Content Formats:
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This working paper presents results from a study that assessed the poverty impact of food price changes between June and December 2010 in 28 low and middle-income countries. The authors present a net increase of an additional 44 million people falling below the global extreme poverty line threshold of $1.25 per day.

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