Addressing Hunger

Devi Sridhar

in The Battle Against Hunger

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780199549962
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720499 | DOI:
Addressing Hunger

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This chapter describes how hunger is addressed by the Bank nutrition team. It examines the interlacing of economic ideology and politics in World Bank nutrition policy through focusing on the periods 1971-1980, 1980-1993, and 1993-2006. It concludes that undernutrition is constructed as a matter of choice for households.

Keywords: economics; World Bank; cost-effectiveness; cost-benefit analysis; World Development Report; human capital

Chapter.  8974 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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