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The Impact of the Increase in Food Prices on Child Poverty and the Policy Response in Mali

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AUTHOR Sami Bibi, John Cockburn, Massa Coulibaly and Luca Tiberti
ORGANIZATION Innocenti Research Centre
TYPE Case Studies
DATE 2009
TOPIC Economic crisis and recovery
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

Since 2006, Mali has experienced the full effects of the global food crisis, with price increases of up to 67%. This study presents simulations of the impacts of this crisis and a number of policy responses with respect to the welfare of children. The impacts are analysed in terms of monetary (food) poverty, nutrition, education, child labor and access to health services of children.


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