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The Battle Against Hunger: Choice, Circumstance, and the World Bank

Devi Sridhar

Abstract

We live in an increasingly prosperous world, yet the estimated number of undernourished people has risen, and will continue to rise with the doubling of food prices. A large majority of those affected are living in India. Why have strategies to combat hunger, especially in India, failed so badly? How did a nation that prides itself on booming economic growth come to have half of its preschool population undernourished? Using the case study of a World Bank nutrition project in India, this book takes on these questions and probes the issues surrounding development assistance, strategies to elimi ... More

Keywords: undernutrition, India, World Bank, aid, development, Tamil Nadu, hunger, South Asia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199549962
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549962.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Devi Sridhar, author
Fellow at All Souls College, University of Oxford.
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