4.9.08WASHINGTON DC - High food prices are threatening recent gains in overcoming poverty and malnutrition, and are likely to persist over the medium term, says a new World Bank Group policy note released today.More Information+ Press Release
4.9.08Danny Leipziger, World Bank Group Vice President for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM).More Video+ High energy prices contribute to high food prices.+ Recent progress in fighting poverty will be affected.+ Malnutrition causes irreparable damage. Rates may rise.
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