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On the optimal size of a joint savings association
by Oded Stark, Wiktor Budzinski, Marcin Jakubek, and Grzegorz Kosiorowski, ZEF Discussion Paper no. 317
May 24, 2022. Download [PDF | 494.63KB]

Gender in ZEF
A report on gender-sensitive research at ZEF by Dennis Avilés Irahola
May 16, 2022. » more

The challenges of rural youth employment in Africa: a literature review
by Zaneta Kubik, ZEF Working Paper no. 212
May 05, 2022. Download [PDF | 934.46KB]

Gender in ZEF
A report on gender-sensitive research at ZEF
April 26, 2022. Download [PDF | 1.00MB]

ZEF Policy Brief No 39: G7 Development Assistance for Food Systems to Lift 500 Million People out of Hunger by 2030
by Lukas Kornher, Heike Baumüller and Joachim von Braun

Summary

  • The G7 countries made a commitment in 2015 at Elmau to lift 500 million people out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030.
  • Living up to this commitment requires policy reforms, innovations, and development finance. This policy brief focuses on development aid finance needed to come near to the G7 commitment.
  • Taking into account current aid flows to food systems improvements, the G7 countries would need to increase their current ODA spending on food systems by about US$ 14 billion per annum until 2030 on top of the emergency aid to cope with the acute food crises of 2022 resulting from the Covid-19 crisis and consequences of conflicts (including the Russian war in Ukraine).
  • The majority of G7 countries, except France and Germany, have fallen short of the needed scaling of development aid for food systems.
  • The upcoming G7 meeting Elmau II in 2022 offers the opportunity to add concrete funding targets to the commitment made in 2015. This policy brief identifies how G7 members might contribute to filling the financing gap for investments to lift 500 million people out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030:
  • The G7 countries would need to spend 0.08 percent of their Gross National Income (GNI) per annum on food systems aid to secure the total required annual funding of US$ 31.7 billion per annum.
  • Considering current spending on food systems of US$ 17.7 billion, G7 countries would need to increase spending by 0.036 percent of their GNI to reach the required additional US$ 14 billion per annum.
  • Providing a basis for G7 policy considerations, the calculations show the implications of two alternative options for sharing the required spending among the G7 countries.

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April 26, 2022. Download [PDF | 1.10MB]

Higher and more volatile food prices - Complex implications of the Ukraine war and the Covid-19-pandemic
by Lukas Kornher und Joachim von Braun, ZEF Policy Brief no. 38
February 27, 2022. Download [PDF | 640.19KB]

Determinants of Participation in Rural Off-Farm Activities and Its Effects on Food Shortage, Relative Deprivation and Diet Diversity
by Tigabu Getahun and Gebeyehu Fetene, ZEF Discussion Paper no. 315
February 10, 2022. Download [PDF | 1.23MB]

Why reducing relative deprivation but not reducing income inequality might bring down COVID-19 infections
by Oded Stark, ZEF Discussion Paper no. 314
February 10, 2022. Download [PDF | 420.04KB]

The demand for gratitude as a restraint on the use of child labor: A hypothesis
by Oded Stark and Wiktor Budzinski, ZEF Discussion Paper no. 313
January 11, 2022. Download [PDF | 374.93KB]

The Nexus of Production Diversity, Market Participation and Dietary Diversity: Insights from Ethiopia
by Tigabu Getahun and Gebeyehu Fetene, ZEF Discussion Paper no. 312
December 16, 2021. Download [PDF | 1.01MB]