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Occasional Paper 24 - Food Insecurity and Violent Conflict: Causes, Consequences, and Addressing the Challenges

This paper provides an overview of the link between food insecurity and violent conflict, addressing both traditional and emerging threats to security and political stability. It discusses the...

Occasional Paper 23 - WFP and Climate Change: a Review of Ongoing Experience and Recommendations for Action

Climate change could impact hard-won development gains and affect the food and nutrition security of many of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.  As a frontline actor in the...

Revolution: From Food Aid to Food Assistance - Innovations in Overcoming Hunger

“… modern WFP not only delivers food – it delivers hunger solutions. It is not instrument-based, but problem-based. This historical shift – the revolution – has...

Occasional Paper 22 - Ability and Readiness of Nations to Reduce Hunger: Analyzing Economic and Governance Capacities for Hunger Reduction - G. Diriba

This study articulates countries’ ability and readiness to reduce hunger and to lay the foundation for engagement with host governments by identifying important capacity-development and hand-...

Occasional Paper 21 - Capacity Development for Hunger Solutions: Policy and Operational Frameworks - S.W. Omamo, H. Johnstone, U. Gentilini

Recent upheavals in the global food system have exposed tens of millions more people across the world to hunger. They have also laid bare the pressing need for investment in the policy, institutional...

Occasional Paper 20 - Unveiling Social Safety Nets - U. Gentilini and S.W. Omamo

Interest in safety nets and social protection is growing exponentially. Ways of strengthening them are called for in high-level statements, researched in academic articles, and implemented by...

Occasional Paper 19 - Agricultural Development and Nutrition: the Policies behind China’s Success - J. Huang and S. Rozelle

China’s success in economic development is nothing short of extraordinary and has been the subject of countless studies. Relatively little attention, however, has been paid to the fundamental...

Occasional Paper 18 - Cash and Food Transfers: A Primer - Ugo Gentilini (2007)

The objective of this paper is to unpack the various aspects of the long-standing "cash versus food" debate. It does so by mapping out where the controversies lie and argues for a more...

Occasional Paper 17 - Social Protection in the Era of HIV and AIDS - Examining the Role of Food-Based Interventions - K. Greenblott (2007)

The concept of social protection has become the subject of ardent debate among international policy makers and global think tanks. But what exactly does the term social protection mean? Is it...