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Impact of Food Prices on Children

In order to better inform and direct their programme response, both in the short run (one year) and the longer-run (next 5-10 years), as well as help consider a broader policy and advocacy stance, ODI produced a short paper, mapping pathways by which children are affected by an economic shock such as food prices rises. Including: Direct and Indirect effects; Short, first order effects as well as medium and longer term effects (where opportunities for gains in child welfare might rest); macro/country level, community and household effects; intra-household  considerations, in particular the manner in which girl children are impacted. It will also be essential to appreciate the situation of children in urban and rural areas, whether the households are net producers/consumers of staple food, scope of substitution into non-traded foods, and broader household budget effects (less spending on healthcare and education, for example).


Rachel Slater, Rebecca Holmes, Nicola Jones

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