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Reducing Hunger and Extreme Poverty: towards a coherent policy agenda. Prabhu Pingali Director Agricultural and Development Economics Division (ESA). Lessons in hunger & poverty reduction. Agriculture lead growth is critical

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Reducing hunger and extreme poverty towards a coherent policy agenda

Reducing Hunger and Extreme Poverty: towards a coherent policy agenda

Prabhu Pingali

Director

Agricultural and Development Economics Division (ESA)


Lessons in hunger poverty reduction
Lessons in hunger & poverty reduction policy agenda

  • Agriculture lead growth is critical

  • Safety net programs for meeting immediate hunger needs are crucial.

  • Pro-poor institutions are vital

  • Peace, stability and good governance are essential

  • Development assistance needs to be targeted better


Designing a coherent agenda for hunger and poverty reduction
Designing a coherent agenda for hunger and poverty reduction policy agenda

  • Focus on the hotspots

  • Focus on the long term while responding to immediate needs

  • Enhance productivity of smallholder agriculture

  • Seek complementarities between trade and domestic policy

  • Increase effectiveness of Official Development Assistance


Designing a coherent agenda for hunger and poverty reduction1
Designing a coherent agenda for hunger and poverty reduction policy agenda

  • Ensure complementarities of public resources, domestic and international

  • Create en environment conductive to private investment

  • Make PRSPs more inclusive in addressing food security and rural development

  • Combine poverty reduction with increased provision of global public goods


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