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July 23, 2018Knowledge Portal
Food security, resilience and well-being analysis of refugees and host communities in northern Uganda

This report provides a comprehensive assessment of the current state of the refugees’ food security, well-being and resilience in Northern Uganda. Although refugees in Uganda are given land and mobility rights, their food security remains low, with a high dependency of food aid. »

July 11, 2018Knowledge Portal
The effect of violent conflict on household resilience and food security: Evidence from the 2014 Gaza conflict

This paper studies how conflict affects household resilience capacity and food security, drawing on panel data collected from households in Palestine before and after the 2014 Gaza conflict. Household resilience capacity that is necesssary to resist food insecurity declined as a result of conflict. »

June 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
School feeding or general food distribution? Quasi-experimental evidence on the educational impacts of emergency food assistance during conflict in Mali

This report investigates the effects of emergency school feeding and general food distribution (GFD) on children’s schooling during conflict in Mali. School feeding led to increases in enrolment by 11 percentage points and to about an additional half-year of completed schooling. »

Discussion paper: Indicators for the nexus between food systems and stability
May 14, 2018Study
Discussion paper: Indicators for the nexus between food systems and stability
Theme: Food security and stability

To inform ongoing discussions on result indicators at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a discussion paper was published by The Broker entitled “Indicators for the nexus between food systems and stability”. The paper was used to stimulate discussion among policymakers at the Food Security Exchange Week. »

May 4, 2018Knowledge Portal
The impact of disasters and crises on agriculture and food security 2017

This report provides the latest data on the impact of disasters and crises on agriculture sectors. Standardizing disaster-related damage and loss assessments enables the monitoring of international targets and goals, and facilitates enhanced cooperation and coordination. »

April 10, 2018Knowledge Portal
The impact of food assistance on food insecure populations during conflict: Evidence from a quasi-experiment in Mali

This article aims to evaluate the impact of humanitarian aid on the food security of rural populations in Mali. A quasi-experimental study based on two survey rounds, five years apart, was designed for the Mopti region in Northern Mali. Data was collected from 66 communities randomly selected from within food-insecure districts. Study outcomes include household expenditures and food consumption and a proxy for child nutritional status (height measurements).  Program impact was estimated by combining propensity score matching and difference-in-difference. »