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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…

discussion paper

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…

project paper

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…


Nutrition and economic development: Exploring Egypt's exceptionalism and the role of food subsidies: Synopsis [in Arabic]

تواجه مصر تحديين أساسيين في مجال التغذية. ويتمثل التحدي الأول في "انفصال قطاع النمو الاقتصادي عن قطاع التغذية". لم يقترن ارتفاع معدل النمو الاقتصادي بتراجع معدل سوء التغذية المزمن بين الأطفال، وذلك على الأقل على مدار العقد الأول من الألفية الثالثة.…


Egypt Disaggregated Social Accounting Matrix, 2010/11

This data study includes disaggregated social accounting matrix (SAM) for the Egyptian economy for year 2010/11. This new SAM builds on the previous SAM 2010/11 built and published by Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) with…

project paper

A disaggregated social accounting matrix: 2010/11 for policy analysis in Egypt

The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) is pleased to present a disaggregated version of the Egypt SAM for 2010/11. This new SAM builds on the previous SAM 2010/11 built and published by CAPMAS with the support of the…