Household Wellbeing and Food Prices

Catering to Poor Household Needs in Crisis and Disaster Situations

Vulnerable households cope with difficult times in ways that have adverse consequences on human development, according to a study presented at the “Household Wellbeing and Food Prices” session of the sixth African Economic Conference, which ended in Addis Ababa on Friday.

The poor are more vulnerable to natural disasters, which are increasingly associated with climate change, and economic shocks. Such households cope with these shocks by drawing on individual, community, market and public resources. Read more

  Discussant: Daniel Zerfu Gurara, Senior Research Economist, African Development Bank

  Discussant: Ginette P. M. Camara, Economic Advisor, UNDP Country Office, Chad

  Discussant: Barbara Barungi, Lead Economist, African Development Bank

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