Journal Article
No. 2017-26 | September 21, 2017
Homi Kharas, John W. McArthur and Joachim von Braun
An evidence-based approach to ending rural hunger
(Published in The Sustainable Development Goals—Assessing interlinkages, trade-offs and synergies for policy design)


Progress toward food and nutrition security (FNS) needs to be sharply accelerated in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal for ending hunger and malnutrition, especially in rural areas. The G20 should target interventions and investment opportunities to maximize impact on people and transformation of rural areas. Currently, few G20 countries map investments, technical assistance, capacity building and policy improvement in a data-driven way. Such tracking of needs, policies, and resources could include G20 countries’ domestic efforts alongside countries they support with development assistance. The G20 could develop such a methodology to identify countries and interventions where additional resources could have a lasting impact. They could then systematically track and streamline FNS actions taken across international organizations and initiatives to help ensure the SDG is achieved.

JEL Classification:

F01, F02, F35, F53, F63, Q18


Cite As

Homi Kharas, John W. McArthur, and Joachim von Braun (2017). An evidence-based approach to ending rural hunger. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 11 (2017-26): 1–12.

Comments and Questions

Jiddah M.A. Ajayi - An evidence based approach to ending rural hunger
September 25, 2017 - 13:47 | Author's CV, Homepage
The article is quite an enriching one which i am intent on sharing with my students,it has touched one of the core factors affecting the larger population of the world. Food and nutrition is a sine-qua-non to human development as thus thee need for aggressive approaches to ensuring food and security to be sharply accelerated with a view to ending hunger,famine,malnutrition,unemployment,socioeconomic crisis in the world(especially the developing world) where agriculture is the mainstay.i strongly recommend the article!!