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An agricultural policy review of Egypt: First steps towards a new strategy

The latest population census in Egypt shows that there are more people now living along the narrow strip of land by the Nile than ever before, 95 million (CAPMAS 2017). The country’s rapidly growing population, its limited water resources, and its depe…
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Clusters as drivers of local industrial development in Egypt: Which are the promising sectors and locations?

Clusters – the geographic concentration of specialized firms that are working in similar or related activities and are interdependent – have played an important role in the industrial development of many countries, including in Europe, the Americas, an…
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Phasing out energy subsidies as part of Egypt’s economic reform program: Impacts and policy implications

In order to address long-standing economic challenges, in 2016 the Government of Egypt (GOE) put in place a major economic reform program to restore macroeconomic stability and to promote inclusive growth. As a result, there are early signs that the ec…
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Agriculture and economic transformation in the Middle East and North Africa: A review of the past with lessons for the future

The agriculture sector is key for economic and social development, but the sector’s potential has not received enough attention from policy makers and stakeholders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Political transitions, instability, a…
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The role of agriculture and agro-processing for development in Tunisia

This paper is part of a series of three country-case studies to investigate the potential role of agro-processing for economic development based on the strong backward and forward linkages agro-processing firms have with the agricultural sector. Previo…
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The (Arab) Agricultural Investment for Development Analyzer (AIDA): An innovative tool for evidence-based planning

This paper describes an innovative agricultural and rural economic planning tool that will help governments and analysts in the design of agricultural investment plans: the (Arab) Agricultural Investment for Development Analyzer (AIDA). A policy challe…
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Regional developments [In 2017 Global Food Policy Report]

2016 saw important developments with potentially wide repercussions for food security and nutrition in individual countries and regions. This section offers perspectives on food policy developments across the major regions: Africa, the Middle East and …
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Why can’t MENA countries trade more?: The curse of bad institutions

This paper explores the relationship between institutions and trade in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The literature offers a broad consensus that bad institutions hamper trade and that trade liberalization engenders institutional refo…
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IMPACT Projections of Food Production, Consumption, and Hunger to 2050, With and Without Climate Change: Extended Country-level Results for 2017 GFPR Annex Table 6

Policy makers, analysts, and civil society face increasing challenges to reducing hunger and improving food security in a sustainable way. Modeling alternative future scenarios and assessing their outcomes can help inform their choices. The Internation…
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IMPACT Projections of Food Production, Consumption, and Net Trade to 2050, With and Without Climate Change: Extended Country-level Results for 2017 GFPR Annex Table 7

Policy makers, analysts, and civil society face increasing challenges to reducing hunger and improving food security in a sustainable way. Modeling alternative future scenarios and assessing their outcomes can help inform their choices. The Internation…
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2017 Global Hunger Index Data

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally, regionally, and by country. Each year, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) calculates GHI scores in order to assess progress, or…
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IMPACT Projections of Share of Population at Risk of Hunger: Extended Country-level Results for 2017 GFPR Annex IMPACT Trend 3

Policy makers, analysts, and civil society face increasing challenges to reducing hunger and improving food security in a sustainable way. Modeling alternative future scenarios and assessing their outcomes can help inform their choices. The Internation…
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IMPACT Projections of Demand for Agricultural Products: Extended Country-level Results for 2017 GFPR Annex IMPACT Trend 1

Policy makers, analysts, and civil society face increasing challenges to reducing hunger and improving food security in a sustainable way. Modeling alternative future scenarios and assessing their outcomes can help inform their choices. The Internation…
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IMPACT Projections of Change in Total Aggregate Cereal Demand, 2010-2050: Extended Country-level Results for 2017 GFPR Annex IMPACT Trend 2

Policy makers, analysts, and civil society face increasing challenges to reducing hunger and improving food security in a sustainable way. Modeling alternative future scenarios and assessing their outcomes can help inform their choices. The Internation…
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The 1.5 billion people question: Food, vouchers, or cash transfers?

This book addresses the thorny and fascinating question of how food and voucher programs, despite theory and evidence generally favoring cash, remain relevant, have evolved, and, in most circumstances, have improved over time. In doing so, we take an e…
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Addressing transboundary cooperation in the Eastern Nile through the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Insights from an E-survey and key informant interviews

The Nile is the lifeblood of northeastern Africa, and its roles for and interdependency with the national economies it traverses and binds together grow as it moves from source to sea. With rapid economic development—population growth, irrigation devel…
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Linking the economics of water, energy, and food: A nexus modeling approach

We use an innovative methodology to model the socio-economic linkages between water, energy, and food in the East Nile Basin. Based upon a theoretical nexus framework, the methodology is expanded into a quantifiable modeling suite that under-lies the a…
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2016 Global Hunger Index Data

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally, regionally, and by country. Each year, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) calculates GHI scores in order to assess progress, or…
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