Global Food Crises: Monitoring and Assessing Impact to Inform Policy Responses
Notes 38 References 39 GLOBAL FOOD CRISES iii GLOBAL FOOD CRISES iv Tables 1. Basic information needed to assess the exposure of countries and households to the effects of rising global food prices 9 2. Data to assess impact of global food crises on countries, households, and individuals 12 3. Analytical methods to assess impact of global food crises on countries, households, and individuals 13 4. Potential policy responses to food crises 15 5. Potential national policy responses to food
... nses to food crises: Favorable and unfavorable effects and conditioning factors 16 6. Methods for monitoring and assessing impacts of selected price-oriented policies on domestic food prices 21 7. Methods for monitoring and assessing impacts of selected supply-oriented policies on domestic food prices 23 8. Methods for monitoring and assessing impacts of selected income-oriented policies on domestic food prices 26 9. Main objectives and activities of the implementation plan for providing information and decision-support tools to respond to global food crises 28 A.1. Government policy responses to the food crisis and the symptoms of political actions triggered by the crisis, 2006-August 2008 35 GLOBAL FOOD CRISES v Figures 1. Linking policy and policy analysis in addressing the effects of the global food crisis at the national level and below: A conceptual framework 3 2. Conceptual framework for understanding the welfare impact of food crises 5 3. Conceptual framework for the policy information portal 29 A.1. Impact of releasing food from a food reserve 34 viii GLOBAL FOOD CRISES We also thank Heidi Fritschel for her editorial help in finalizing the document. GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS 1 T he current world food crisis has revealed serious deficiencies in the information available for guiding policy responses at global and national levels.This report seeks to support national governments, as well as international development partners that assist country-level actions, with the information and tools they require to assess the impact of the food crisis and to design and implement policy responses to it.