What has been the impact of yet another food price spike on
developing countries' ability to make progress toward the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs)? How many poor people were prevented from
lifting themselves out of poverty? How many people, and how many
children, saw their personal growth and development permanently harmed
because their families could not afford to buy food? How did countries
react to the last two food price spikes of 2007/08 and 2011, and how
did it affect their progress toward the MDGs? And, what can countries
do to respond to higher and more volatile food prices? The Global
Monitoring Report 2012 (www.worldbank.org/gmr2012) examines these
questions, summarizes the impacts of food prices on several MDGs,
reviews policy responses, and outlines future prospects.
Date: May 11, 2012
Time: 12:30 P.M.
Ground Floor Conference Room
The World Bank,
70 Lodi Estate,
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