Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80916
Authors: 
Margolies, Amy
Hoddinott, John
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2012/34
Abstract: 
This paper provides an overview on the impacts of food aid. We consider its effects on consumption, nutrition, food markets and labour supply, as well as the extent to which it exacerbates or mitigates conflict. We also consider the comparative evidence on alternatives to food aid including evidence on cost, impact, relative risks and beneficiary preferences. We note that there are two large gaps in the extant literature: the comparative effects of food and cash assistance at the household level; and the causal links between food aid and conflict.
Subjects: 
food aid
humanitarian assistance
social protection
disincentives
conflict
JEL: 
H84
O1
O19
Q18
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-497-3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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