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What We're Reading

See below for an archive of the reports, articles, and other publications that we’re reading day to day. For a comprehensive list of annual reports and legislation check out our Policy Resources page.

Photo: WFP COVID-19: Potential Impact on the Worlds Poorest People

This WFP analysis of the economic and food security implications of the pandemic shows how COVID-19 in rich and poor countries are two starkly different realities.

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2018 Global Nutrition Report

“This serves as a report card on the world’s nutrition and shows that a burden of malnutrition exists in every country in the world. The cost of malnutrition in all its forms–from underweight to overweight–is estimated at up to US$3.5 trillion per year.”

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Global Humanitarian Overview 2019

“One in every 70 people around the world is caught up in a crisis, with crises affecting more people, for longer. Conflict remains the main driver of humanitarian and protection needs and funding for UN-led humanitarian responses are greatly underfunded.”

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IFPRI Global Food Policy Report 2018

“The total cost of ending hunger worldwide by 2030 is estimated to require an additional US$11 billion annually in public spending above current investment levels. How can the global food system deliver food security for all in the face of the radical changes taking place today?”

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The State of Food and Agriculture: Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development

“Can investments influence people’s decisions about whether to migrate? Can policies maximize the positive impacts of migration while minimizing the negative ones? SOFA 2018 looks at how internal and international migratory flows link to economic development, demographic change, and natural-resource pressure and recommends tailored policy and investment responses to make migration work for all.”

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Photo: WFP/Arete/Ed Ram The Future of International Relief: Co-Creation With the Private Sector

As we move into the next decade, we need to re-imagine how we do our work. What technologies and approaches could we develop in the future to solve humanitarian crises?

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Photo: WFP/Arete/Ed Ram To Keep People Giving in the Pandemic, Trust in Nonprofits Is Essential

Nonprofits have the tools and experience to heal the world, and expectations are high. We must do everything we can to live up to them.

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Photo: WFP/Vincent Dewitt Food Is the First Line of Defense Against AIDS

Many people don’t realize the strong link between hunger and AIDS, but it is one of the major reasons why I became president and CEO of World Food Program USA.

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