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Source: Foreign Aid and Consumption Smoothing : Evidence From Global Food Aid

Volume/Issue: 2003/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Erwin Tiongson , Benedict Clements , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2003

ISBN: 9781451845990

Keywords: Food aid, consumption smoothing, food availability, food production, food security,

Global food aid is considered a critical consumption smoothing mechanism in many countries. However, its record of stabilizing consumption has been mixed. This paper examines the cyclical properties of food aid wit...