Severe Droughts Drive Food Prices Higher Global food prices soared by 10 percent in July from a month ago, with maize and soybean reaching all-time peaks due to an unprecedented summer of droughts and high temperatures in both the United States and Eastern Europe, according to the World Bank Group's latest Food Price Watch report. » Food Price Watch reports
Innovative Methodology Fills Gaps April 13, 2012 Countries that conduct household surveys every three or five years could benefit from a new methodology that helps economists predict poverty levels during off years. Data can now be collected on a quarterly basis.
Food Price Watch: January 2012 January 27, 2012 Global food prices declined 8 percent between September and December of 2011 due to increasing supplies and uncertainty about the global economy.
Poverty Impacts of Food Price Shocks September 6, 2011 This 4 minute video explains how food-price impacts differ across different segments of the population. It also provides policy directions to protect the most vulnerable from falling into poverty due to food price increases.
How Is Poverty Measured? September 6, 2011 Do you wonder how we measure poverty? Do you know how we do it, but have a hard time putting it into simple words? This 3 minute video explains the methodology that we used, how it works and why it is important.