Journal Article

An evidence-based approach to ending rural hunger

Date Published

Aug 14, 2017


Homi Kharas, John W. McArthur, Joachim von Braun




Homi Kharas, John W. McArthur, and Joachim von Braun (2017). An evidence-based approach to ending rural hunger. Economics Discussion Papers, No 2017-51, Kiel Institute for the World Economy. economics/discussionpapers/2017-51


Progress toward food and nutrition security (FNS) needs to be sharply accelerated in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal for ending hunger and malnutrition, especially in rural areas. The G20 should target interventions and investment opportunities to maximize impact on people and transformation of rural areas. Currently, few G20 countries map investments, technical assistance, capacity building and policy support in a data-driven way. Such tracking of needs, policies, and resources could include G20 countries' domestic efforts alongside countries they support with development assistance. The G20 could develop such a methodology to identify countries and interventions where additional resources could have a lasting impact. They could then systematically track and streamline FNS actions taken across international organizations and initiatives to efforts to help ensure the SDG is achieved.

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Homi Kharas

Homi Kharas

Senior Fellow and Deputy Director for the Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings

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